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Title IX - Preventing Sex Discrimination

Title IX - Preventing Sex Discrimination

Title IX Operating Virtually

The Title IX office will provide virtual assistance relating to Title IX related concerns, complaints and requests for interim accommodations as needed. Please contact our office by email at or by calling (530) 898-4949 for assistance. Please provide your contact information including your email address and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. Please review our website for further information relating to Title IX.

DOE Issues New Title IX Regulations

In November 2018, the U.S. Department of Education issued a proposal to amend the regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The proposed regulations focused on sexual harassment (including sexual assault and sexual misconduct) and were intended to replace prior guidance issued by the Federal Government.

The Federal Title IX Rules have now been released and may be viewed via the Department of Education (PDF) website. They have an effective date of August 14, 2020.

Title IX Coordinator, Dylan Saake, is available to answer questions and discuss concerns that our campus community may have. Please feel free to reach out via email to

About Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It reads:

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." Legal Citation: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)

Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual violence. While it is often thought of as a law that applies to athletics programs, Title IX is much broader than Athletics and applies to all programs at the university. While compliance with the law is everyone's responsibility at Chico State, the Title IX Coordinator has primary responsibility for Title IX compliance. Duties and responsibilities are: monitoring and oversight of overall implementation of Title IX Compliance at the University; including coordination of training and education communications; and coordination with Student Affairs, Human Resources and Academic Personnel on the processing of complaints and grievances alleging discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation to the extent they fall under Title IX and other members of the University community.

Inquiries concerning Title IX and its application may be referred to the following Title IX Coordinator.


Employees: Not sure how to tell a victim you have to report?

WellCat Safe Place has linked videos and information on their Disclosure Support webpage(opens in new window) that includes do’s and don’ts for friends, faculty, staff, and parents of victims/survivors and the videos “How to Talk About Rape and Sexual Assault, According to Survivors”(opens in new window) and “Things Not to Say to Someone Who Has Been Sexually Assaulted.”(opens in new window)