What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) is a federal law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in all educational programs and activities, including athletic programs. No person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity operated by YCSC. Title IX protects all participants in YCSC’s educational programs and activities, including students, parents, employees, and job applicants. YCSC does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment and sexual violence.
In addition to Title IX, the California Education Code prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in schools. (California Education Code §§ 220-221.1.) Other state and federal laws also prohibit discrimination and ensure equality in education. Please refer to YCSC’s nondiscrimination policy for more information.
Title IX information provided here applies to every school site and to all YCSC programs and activities.
For inquiries or complaints related to discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying of students based on actual or perceived protected characteristics, contact the Title IX/Bullying Complaint Manager:
Dr. Rudy Cuevas, School Superintendent
2202 S. Figueroa St., #728
Los Angeles, CA 90007
213.741.2600. ext. 205
What are my rights under Title IX?
- You have the following rights under Title IX, to the extent applicable at YCSC:
- You have the right to fair and equitable treatment and you shall not be discriminated against based on your sex.
- You have the right to be provided with an equitable opportunity to participate in all academic extracurricular activities, including athletics.
- You have the right to inquire of the athletic director of your school or appropriate YCSC personnel as to the athletic opportunities offered by the school.
- You have the right to apply for athletic scholarships if YCSC offers any.
- You have the right to receive equitable treatment and benefits in the provision of all of the following related to athletics, if any are provided by YCSC:
- Equipment and supplies;
- Scheduling of games and practices;
- Transportation and daily allowances;
- Access to tutoring;
- Locker rooms;
- Practice and competitive facilities;
- Medical and training facilities and services; and have the right to have access to a sex/gender equity coordinator, referred to as the Title IX Coordinator, to answer questions regarding sex/gender equity laws.
- You have the right to contact the State Department of Education and the California Interscholastic Federation to access information on sex/gender equity laws.
- You have the right to file a confidential discrimination complaint with the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the California Department of Education if you believe you have been discriminated against or if you believe you have received unequal treatment on the basis of your sex.
- You have the right to pursue civil remedies if you have been discriminated against.
- You have the right to be protected against retaliation if you file a discrimination complaint.
(California Education Code § 221.8.)
YCSC has a responsibility to respond promptly and effectively to sex-based discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. If YCSC knows or reasonably should know about sex discrimination, it must take action to eliminate the sex discrimination, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects. YCSC must resolve complaints of sex discrimination promptly and equitably. Information on filing a complaint alleging sex-based discrimination is below, including contact information for YCSC’s Title IX Coordinator.
For more information specific to anti-discrimination in YCSC employment, please contact the Title IX Coordinator.
Learn more about your rights under Title IX:
- Visit the website of the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights and information on sex discrimination
- Review United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, Know Your Rights documents:
Visit the website of the California Department of Education of Equal Opportunity and the webpage on Gender Equity/Title IX