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What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972


On June 23, 1972, the President signed Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., into law. Title IX is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. The principal objective of Title IX is to avoid the use of federal money to support sex discrimination in education programs and to provide individual citizens effective protection against those practices. Title IX applies, with a few specific exceptions, to all aspects of federally funded education programs or activities. In addition to traditional educational institutions such as colleges, universities, and elementary and secondary schools, Title IX also applies to any education or training program operated by a recipient of federal financial assistance. The Department of Education has issued regulations on the requirements of Title IX, 34 C.F.R. § 106.1et seq. The Title IX common rule published on August 30, 2000 covers education program providers/recipients that are funded by other federal agencies.

Statues and Regulations

  • Title IX Statute (HTML version)
  • Rulemaking actions to effectuate regulations implementing Title IX:

    Title IX Final Common Rule for 21 Federal agencies: Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance (65 Fed. Reg. 52857) (HTML or PDF) and accompanying press release

  • Rulemaking actions to incorporate the Civil Rights Restoration Acts' broadened definitions of "program or activity" and "program" into Title IX regulations
  • Questions and Answers Regarding Title IX Procedural Requirements
  • Department of Education' Title IX regulations, 34 C.F.R. § 106.1 et seq. (HTML or PDF)

Title IX Regulations of Other Federal Agencies

Title IX Materials

  • Title IX Legal Manual (HTML or PDF)
  • Non-discrimination on the Basis of Sex in Federally Assisted Programs

What to do if you have a Title IX complaint, or have some questions on Title IX

(Source US Department of Justice)


Lin​da Fontanilla, EdD
Vice President for Student Services
Title IX Officer
T: 949-451-5214

Elizabeth Cipres, EdD
Dean, Counseling Services
Title IX Deputy Officer
T: 949-451-5410

Nancy Montgomery, RN, MSN
Director, Health and Wellness Center
Title IX Deputy Officer

John Meyer
Chief of Police
Title IX Deputy Officer
T: 949-451-5501