Title IX

What is Title IX?

Title IX states: "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." The law protects people from discrimination based on sex in educational programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance.

The types of discrimination covered under Title IX include sexual harassment, the failure to provide equal opportunity in athletics and discrimination based on pregnancy. Title IX is enforced by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

The University takes all complaints of sexual misconduct seriously and offers compassionate support to anyone in the campus community who becomes the victim of sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating or domestic violence, stalking or retaliation.

Such acts are illegal and violate the policies of Sacramento State and the California State University (CSU). Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in education.

In 2014, California became the first state to enact "yes means yes" legislation. Under the law, the definition of consent requires "an affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity." To learn more about affirmative consent, visit the sexual assault web page.

In October 2000, Sacramento State became the first of the 23 CSU campuses to hire a dedicated Victim Advocate.

Sacramento State is obligated to keep our campus safe for everyone. VIDEO link here.


Sacramento State Staff and Faculty Responsibility

All employees, other than physicians, licensed and sexual assault counselors and the Victim Advocate, must report incidents of sexual violence to the Title IX coordinator. And to the extent possible, that information will be shared only with individuals responsible for handling the University's response to the incident. Sacramento State will protect victims' privacy except as otherwise required by law or University policy.

The University does not require victims to participate in any investigation or disciplinary proceeding unless they wish to. And the University generally will not notify parents or legal guardians unless the victim is under age 18 or provides the University with written permission to do so.

Tips for Responding to a Disclosure 

Student Club or Organization Advisor – Title IX and Reporting Obligations


Title IX Resources

Sacramento State’s 2016-17 Sexual Misconduct Statistics

10 Ways to Distinguish Consent 

Tips for Responding to a Disclosure 

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act 

Know Your Rights and Options 


Campus Safety

The Sacramento State Police Department provides the Hornet Safety Escort service on campus after dark.

More than 130 emergency phones scattered throughout campus and at the Upper Eastside Lofts are marked with high-visibility blue lights.

ASI’s Safe Rides is free and operates 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday during the academic year, with a valid One Card. (916) 278-8294 or www.asi.csus.edu/saferides

The Hornet Night Shuttle, a program of University Transportation & Parking Services (UTAPS), provides rides to all campus locations between 6 and 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday during the academic year. (916) 278-7260 or email shuttle@csus.edu