Title IX

What is the California Title IX Coalition?

A coalition of California women’s organizations has developed a Title IX Check List to assess Title IX implementation in local high schools – focusing in on priority indicators and best practices in three important areas covered under Title IX: athletics, sexual harassment, and pregnant teens.

Although Title IX is best known for breaking down barriers in athletics, it also protects students from sexual harassment and requires fair treatment for pregnant and parenting students, among many provisions.

We worked with local partners to use our Title IX Check List in a Beta test to determine whether 9 local schools were meeting their legal responsibilities under Title IX.

Thanks to a partnership with Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, the results and recommendations from these assessments were presented at a Senate Judiciary hearing in January 2015.

California Title IX Coalition members include:

AAUW of California
California Center for Research on Women and Families
California Women’s Law Center
Equal Rights Advocates

Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center

Stay tuned for next steps!