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Title IX

What is Title IX?

embracing diversity pictureTitle IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs, including athletic programs, or activities that receive federal funding.

“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 education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

An incident may fall under Title IX jurisdiction if it occurred at a location, event, or under circumstances under substantial control of State Center Community College District.  Off-campus incidents do not fall under Title IX jurisdiction unless the discrimination occurred in a location owned or controlled by an officially recognized student organization.  Additionally, an incident must have occurred against a person in the United States (study abroad programs and school sponsored international trips do not fall under Title IX jurisdiction).  The complainant (reporting party) must also be participating or attempting to participate in an educational program or activity of the institution with which the formal complaint is filed.

Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment, rape, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

In addition to Title IX, State Center Community College District’s Student Code of Conduct along with its Nondiscrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy prohibit sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence of any kind. Retaliation against anyone who makes a complaint, who participates in any complaint-related process, or is perceived to have participated in any complaint related process, is not tolerated.

Your Rights under Title IX regarding Pregnancy and Childbirth

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX") protects you from discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, and birth-related conditions, including recovery from childbirth. Your College has an obligation under Title IX to make accommodations such as excusing absences because of pregnancy and childbirth, and allowing students to make up assignments, exams, and classroom exercises missed due to pregnancy or birth-related conditions.

If you need such an accommodation because of your pregnancy or birth-related condition, discuss it as soon as possible with your instructor. Your instructor should contact the College's Title IX coordinator to consult on the appropriate accommodation. You can also directly contact the College's Title IX Coordinator.

For additional information, see the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights resource Your Rights: Pregnant or Parenting? Title IX Protects You From Discrimination At School

Anyone wishing to make a report or has questions relating to sexual discrimination, harassment, or misconduct should contact the District Title IX Coordinator:

Christine Phillips
1171 N. Fulton Street
Fresno, CA 93721


Please note that these reports may prompt a need for the institution to conduct an investigation.

Clery Report

Or their campus Title IX Coordinators by following these links:


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