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Definition of discrimination and harassment based on sex

Harassment and other discrimination on the basis of sex include, but are not limited to, the following practices:


(a) On the basis of sex, exclusion of a person or persons from participation in, denial of the benefits of, or subjection to harassment or other discrimination in, any academic, extracurricular, research, occupational training, or other program or activity.


(b) On the basis of sex, provision of different amounts or types of student financial aid, limitation of eligibility for student financial aid, or the application of different criteria to applicants for student financial aid or for participation in the provision of student financial aid by others. Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed to prohibit an educational institution from administering, or assisting in the administration of, scholarships, fellowships, or other forms of student financial aid, established pursuant to domestic or foreign wills, bequests, trusts, or similar legal instruments or by acts of a foreign government, which require that awards be made to members of a particular sex; provided, that the overall effect of the award of these sex-restricted scholarships, fellowships, and other forms of student financial aid does not discriminate on the basis of sex.


(c) On the basis of sex, exclusion from participation in, or denial of equivalent opportunity in, athletic programs. For purposes of this subdivision, “equivalent” means equal or equal in effect.


(d) On the basis of sex, harassment or other discrimination among persons, including, but not limited to, students and nonstudents, or academic and nonacademic personnel, in employment and the conditions thereof, except as it relates to a bona fide occupational qualification.


(e) On the basis of sex, the application of any rule concerning the actual or potential parental, family, or marital status of a person, or the exclusion of any person from any program or activity or employment because of pregnancy or related conditions.


The following are the rights you have related to discrimination and harassment based on sex:


(a) You have the right to fair and equitable treatment and you shall not be discriminated against based on your sex.


(b) You have the right to be provided with an equitable opportunity to participate in all academic extracurricular activities, including athletics.


(c) You have the right to inquire of the athletic director of your school as to the athletic opportunities offered by the school.


(d) You have the right to apply for athletic scholarships.


(e) You have the right to receive equitable treatment and benefits in the provision of all of the following:

(1) Equipment and supplies.

(2) Scheduling of games and practices.

(3) Transportation and daily allowances.

(4) Access to tutoring.

(5) Coaching.

(6) Locker rooms.

(7) Practice and competitive facilities.

(8) Medical and training facilities and services.

(9) Publicity.


(f) You have the right to have access to a gender equity coordinator to answer questions regarding gender equity laws.


(g) You have the right to contact the State Department of Education and the California Interscholastic Federation to access information on gender equity laws.


(h) You have the right to file a confidential discrimination complaint with the United States Office of Civil Rights or the State 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.


(i) You have the right to pursue civil remedies if you have been discriminated against.


(j) You have the right to be protected against retaliation if you file a discrimination complaint.




Below is a list of resources for parents of students regarding bullying & harassment prevention. If you would like to submit additional resources for consideration to be placed on this page, please send an email to [email protected].




California Department of Educaiton (CDE) - Bullying Prevention Training & Resources: - Harassment & Bullying:


National Bullying Prevention Center - Students with Disabilities and Bullying (5 Important Facts): - Facts About Bullying: - Get Help Now: - What Kids Can Do: - What Teens Can Do: en Español: