The California State University (CSU) is committed to creating an atmosphere in which all students have the right to participate fully in CSU programs and activities free from unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
Executive Order No. 1097 states that no student shall, on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, be unlawfully excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of any CSU program or activity.
In addition, the California Equity in Higher Education Act, California Education Code Sections 66250 et seq., and the following federal laws prohibit unlawful discrimination and harassment of students:
- The Age Discrimination Act of 1975 prohibits discrimination based on age in programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance.
- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin in programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance.
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. Examples of the types of discrimination that are covered under Title IX include sexual harassment, the failure to provide equal opportunity in athletics, and discrimination based on pregnancy.
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination based on disability in programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance.
- Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibits discrimination based on disability in public entities.
Executive Order No. 1097 provides students (as defined in the policy) a complaint procedure to address unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation by the CSU, an employee, another student, or a third party.
Complaints made by students alleging violations of the Standards for Student Conduct against other students may be filed at each campus per Executive Order 1098, Student Conduct Procedures, and will be referred to the campus designated Student Conduct Administrator for the appropriate governance.
United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
United States Department of Justice
White House Task Force
- American Association of University Women – Archive of AAUW’s live blog coverage for all three VAWA negotiation sessions
- College Drinking – Changing the Culture
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