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San Diego State University Statement of Nondiscrimination


San Diego State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, or sexual orientation in its education programs or activities.  Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, or sexual orientation in employment, as well as all education programs and activities operated by the University (both on and off campus), and protect all people regardless of their gender or gender identity from sex discrimination, which includes sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Sex Discrimination means an adverse action taken against an individual because of gender or sex, including sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.  Sex discrimination is prohibited by Title IX; Title IV; VAWA/Campus SaVE Act; California Education Code section 66250 et seq.; and California Government Code section 11135.  Both men and women can be victims of Sex Discrimination.  For definitions of sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, see Executive Order 1095.

What is Title IX?

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in schools that receive federal funding.  Although many people recognize Title IX as the law that requires gender equity in athletics programs, Title IX prohibits all types of discrimination on the basis of sex, gender and sexual orientation in educational programs and activities.  Title IX prohibits sexual harassment and sexual violence, including sexual assault, sexual battery, rape, stalking, domestic violence and dating violence.



The It's On Us national campaign is meant:

  •     To recognize that non-consensual sex is sexual assault.

  •     To identify situations in which sexual assault may occur.

  •     To intervene in situations where consent has not or cannot be given.

  •     To create an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.



This pledge is a personal commitment to help keep women and men safe from sexual assault.

It is a promise not to be a bystander to the problem, but to be a part of the solution.

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