Title IX is the federal law that prohibits all forms of sexual discrimination, including sexual harassment. The three fundamental requirements of Title IX are schools that (1) disseminate a notice of nondiscrimination; (2) designate at least one employee to coordinate the Title IX responsibilities; and (3) adopt and publish grievance procedures for students and employee sex discrimination complaints.
Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, which can include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Thus, sexual harassment prohibited under Title IX can include conduct such as touching of a sexual nature; making sexual comments, jokes, or gestures; writing graffiti or displaying or distributing sexually explicit drawings, pictures, or written materials; calling students sexually charged names; spreading sexual rumors; rating students on sexual activity or performance; or circulating, showing, or creating e-mails or websites of a sexual nature.
For more information, please visit the Title IX page, or contact the CSU, Chico Title IX Coordinator:
Pedro W. Douglas
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs