Title IX

An Overview of Title IX

“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.”

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits people from discrimination based on sex regardless of gender identity or orientation in education programs or activities, which receives Federal funding. 

Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment, rape, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

In addition to Title IX, State Center Community College District’s Student Code of Conduct along with its Nondiscrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy prohibit sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence of any kind.

Retaliation against anyone who makes a complaint, who participates in any complaint-related process, or is perceived to have participated in any complaint related process, is not tolerated.

Make a report:

FCC Title IX Reporting Form

Please note that these reports may prompt a need for the College to conduct an investigation.

Please contact the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for any inquires relating to Title IX:

Gladdey Donsanouphit, J.D.
1101 East University Ave
Fresno, CA 93741

Statement of Compliance of Title Compliance of Title IX Gender Equity

Title IX is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. Fresno City College campus strives to ensure that all students, faculty, and staff feel welcome and comfortable. Our goal is to go above and beyond what is required.

Also see Rights & Responsibilities

You should know that Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX") protects you from discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, and birth-related conditions, including recovery from childbirth. The College has an obligation under Title IX to make accommodations such as excusing absences because of pregnancy and childbirth, and allowing students to make up assignments, exams, and classroom exercises missed due to pregnancy or birth-related conditions.

If you need such an accommodation because of your pregnancy or birth-related condition, discuss it as soon as possible with your instructor. Your instructor should contact the College's Title IX coordinator to consult on the appropriate accommodation. You can also directly contact the College's Title IX Coordinator.

Instructional faculty, counselors, and administrators are expected to promptly notify and consult with the College's Title IX Coordinator upon receipt of any accommodation request from a student because of pregnancy or birth-related conditions.

For additional information, see the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights resource Know Your Rights: Pregnant or Parenting? Title IX Protects You From Discrimination At School

Lactation Room Information

The Lactation Room (Breastfeeding Room, Nursing Room) is available for use by students, faculty, or staff.

Lactation Room: Cafe-C (in the hallway leading to the Staff Dining Room)

Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Please ask for the key to the Lactation Room from the Student Activities Office (Student Lounge).  

Title IX and athletics have been closely tied together since the establishment of the law. Title IX provides equal opportunity for both men and women student athletes and coaches through addressing and working to prevent gender-based (sex) discrimination in athletic programs and activities.

The three main components of Title IX in athletics include participation, athletic financial assistance, and treatment in program areas. 

Title IX states that financial assistance (e.g. scholarships) should be proportionate to both male and female athletes.Title IX asserts that athletic budgets do not have to be equal, but must provide equal benefits.Title IX addresses and prevents gender-based discrimination.

Title IX ensures equal opportunity for both men and women in athletic programs through:

  • Coaching
  • Practice schedules
  • Game times
  • Tutoring and academic services
  • Travel, housing, and dining
  • Locker rooms, medical, and competitive facilities
  • Recruitment practices
  • Assignment, compensation, and office facilities for coaches
  • Publicity

For information related to Fresno City College's Title IX Data please view the federal government's Equity in Athletics Data Analysis Report (E.A.D.A).

Title IX Coordinators, Investigators, and administrators attend training and are certified by ATIXA, a leading Title IX compliance association.

You may review training materials by visiting ATIXA's website.