In November 2018, the U.S. Department of Education issued a proposal to amend the regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The proposed regulations focused on sexual harassment (including sexual assault) and were intended to replace prior guidance issued by the Federal Government.

The Federal Title IX Rules have now been released and may be viewed via the Department of Education website.

HSU’s Title IX Office is available to answer questions and discuss concerns that our campus community may have. We continue to offer full service to students, faculty, and staff, remotely and by appointment, through Zoom videoconferencing and/or telephone. Please contact us at (707) 296-4032 or at for support, scheduling, or to report a concern.


TITLE IX – 20 U.S.C. § 1681 & 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (1972): “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 educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law intended to end sex discrimination in all areas of education. Title IX applies to all recipients of federal funds (both public and private institutions) and covers: (1) Non-discrimination based on sex or gender; (2) Sexual harassment and sexual assault; (3) Program equity, such as in athletics.

To ensure compliance with Title IX and other laws, California State University (CSU) policy prohibits:

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HSU’s Title IX Coordinator & Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation (DHR) Prevention Administrator implements this policy and oversees and coordinates prompt and equitable grievance procedures for students, staff, and faculty.  The Title IX & DHR Prevention Office, Deputy Coordinators, Investigators, and Campus Partners stand ready to assist any member of the campus community who has experienced Discrimination or Sexual Misconduct.