Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681) prohibits discrimination based on the gender of students and employees in educational institutions which receive federal financial assistance. Best known for requiring gender equity in collegiate athletics, Title IX broadly prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. Sexual violence is viewed under the law as an extreme form of hostile environment/sexual harassment and must be addressed.

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" (20 U.S.C. § 1681).

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), in compliance with federal and state laws, does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or gender in educational programs, services, or activities.

CSULB takes allegations of sexual harassment and sexual violence very seriously. The University follows system-wide policies and procedures to ensure due process for involved parties. If individuals are found in violation of University policy, they will be held accountable.

For the relevant California State University Executive Orders, please use the following links:

  • Executive Order 1097
    • Systemwide Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation, Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking against Students and Systemwide Procedure for Addressing Such Complaints by Students | Executive Order 1097 Revised October 5, 2016
  • Executive Order 1096
    • Systemwide Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking against Employees and Third Parties and Systemwide Procedure for Addressing Such Complaints by Employees and Third Parties | Executive Order 1096 Revised October 5, 2016

For more information on Title IX at CSULB, please visit:
On this site, you will find the University's Title IX booklet: "Campus Sexual Harassment/Misconduct: Response, Procedure and Resources under Title IX". The booklet includes campus contacts for filing complaints, annual statistics, and on- and off-campus resources.

Title IX Coordinator
Jeane Relleve Caveness, Ph.D.
Brotman Hall, Room 377
Phone: (562) 985-5587

Gender Equity in Athletics

California State University, Long Beach and the Athletics Department are committed to gender equity and adherence to the federal Title IX requirements.

As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), California State University, Long Beach (Long Beach State) is committed to providing an athletic program that is operated in accordance with the NCAA standards. The NCAA's principle of Cultural Diversity and Gender Equity as stated in the NCAA Manual requires all member institutions to take responsibility "to establish and maintain an environment that values cultural diversity and gender equity among its student-athletes and intercollegiate athletics department staff."

The Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education enforces Title IX. The office has authority to develop policy on the regulations it enforces. In regard to athletics programs, OCR issued an Intercollegiate Athletics Policy Interpretation in 1979 and clarified that guidance in 1996.

Title IX requires that institutions that receive federal funding provide equal educational opportunities for members of both sexes. If the institution offers an athletic program, Title IX requires that the overall program provide equal opportunities to male and female athletes in terms of participation opportunities, quality and kinds of benefits, and the treatment that athletes receive.

Issues with Title IX and Athletics should be addressed with:

Cindy Masner
Deputy Title IX Coordinator/Deputy Athletics Director/SWA
Phone: (562) 985-8146

Jeane Relleve Caveness, Ph.D.
Title IX Coordinator/Associate Dean of Students
Brotman Hall, Room 377
Phone: (562) 985-5587

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