Title IX Laws & Policies
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender or sex in all education programs and activities operated by the University (both on and off campus). This includes employment, academic, educational, extracurricular and athletic activities. Title IX protects all people regardless of their sex and gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation from sex discrimination, which includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and gender based dating and domestic violence and stalking.
Additionally, Title IX prohibits retaliation against those that file a complaint or participate in the filing of a complaint of sex discrimination.
For more information about Title IX, visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website.
Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 is an amended Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Crime Statistics Act, commonly called the Clery Act, under its Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SaVE Act) provision.
VAWA/Campus SaVE Act clarifies that "sexual violence" includes domestic violence, dating violence and stalking, which must be included in campus Clery reports, and also requires that institutional policies address and prevent sexual violence through training, education, and certain discipline procedures.
The California Equity in Higher Education Act prohibits discrimination based on any protected status, including gender or sex, in all postsecondary institutions in the state.
California Education Code § 67385.7 et seq. requires the CSU to provide educational and preventive information about sexual violence to students.
The California Campus Blueprint to Address Sexual Assault provides guidance on steps that can be taken to improve individual campus responses to sexual assault.
CSU Systemwide Policies
Executive Order 1096
Systemwide Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking against Employees and Third Parties and Systemwide Procedure for Addressing Such Complaints by Employees and Third Parties | Executive Order 1096 | Revised March 29, 2019
Executive Order 1097
Systemwide Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation, Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking against Students and Systemwide Procedure for Addressing Such Complaints by Students | Executive Order 1097 | Revised March 29, 2019
Executive Order 1098
Cal Poly Pomona Policy
Cal Poly Pomona is committed to creating and sustaining an educational and working environment free of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. The safety and well-being of our campus community is a priority for the University.
The University will respond promptly and effectively to reports of sexual harassment and sexual violence and will take appropriate action to prevent, to correct, and when necessary, to discipline behavior that violates University policy.