"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance." Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 Implementing Regulations at: 20 U.S.C. § 1681 & 34 C.F.R. Part 106
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law intended to end sex discrimination in all areas of education. It applies to:
Title IX gives colleges and schools three options for demonstrating that they provide equitable opportunities to both sexes. They include:
Moreover, NCAA Certification requires Division I schools to maintain five-year gender equity plans which demonstrate commitment to fair and equitable treatment of both male and female student-athletes and athletics department personnel. Division II and III schools are required to conduct a comprehensive self-study and evaluation of their intercollegiate athletics programs at least once every five years using the Institutional Self-Study Guide (ISSG).
If you believe you may be experiencing discrimination, exclusion from or denial of benefits of any program at UCSB, on the basis of your sex, gender or gender presentation, the TIX/SHPC is available to receive and respond to your complaint.
The TIX/SHPC offers a variety of complaint resolutions, including but not limited to:
As a result of the TIX/SHPC’s involvement, the following recommendations may be made:
The University prohibits retaliation against any faculty or staff employee, student or applicant who makes a Title IX complaint or participates in any manner in an investigation or resolution of a Title IX complaint.
Title IX is enforced by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Education. OCR has authority to develop policy on the regulations it enforces. In regard to athletics programs, OCR developed an Intercollegiate Athletics Policy Interpretation that was issued December 11, 1979, 44 Fed. Reg. 71413 et seq (1979). The 1979 Policy Interpretation remains current policy. In general, courts defer to the policies of the agencies with enforcement authority.