Title IX provides that: “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.” 

Although Title IX prohibits sex discrimination campus-wide, it has been defined to apply to intercollegiate athletics. Title IX compliance requires equity as that term has been defined under the law. Laney College believes that all student-athletes have a right to participate in an athletic program free of discrimination, including sexual harassment and retaliation. 

Laney College believes in the educational value of intercollegiate athletics and as such offers a broad-based intercollegiate athletic program that is sustained by the same level of support for each of it sports teams. Laney College supports all sports on a comparable level relative to each specific sport and its inherent costs of preparation and competition. Any Title IX concerns should be directed towards the Title IX Coordinator. Their contact information is located on P. 3 of the handbook.


It is the policy of Laney College to provide equal employment opportunity, equal educational opportunity, and affirmative action in the provision of educational and other services. The college operates in compliance with the Civil Rights Act of 1866, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Civil Rights Restorations Act of 1987, Title VII of the Civil Rights of 1964, as amended by the Civil Rights Act of 1991, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended by the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act of 1990, and by the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended by the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, the Unruh Civil Rights Act, the Sex Equity in Education Act, California Labor Code Section 1102.1, Government Code Sections 11135 et seq., and all other applicable laws, and regulations, and applicable requirements related to the receipts of federal and/or state funds.  In so doing, the college does not discriminate, and prohibits harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, mental disability, physical disability including (HIV and AIDS), medical condition (Cancer), or marital status, or sexual orientation.


Any form of sexual harassment is a violation of the student-athlete code of conduct and the law.  Sexual harassment is defined as unlawful discrimination in the form of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature, made by someone from or in the workplace, or in the educational setting.  If you believe you are the victim of sexual harassment by someone within the Laney College community, you should direct your complaint to the College’s Title IX Officer. 


Office: (510) 464-3340, (510) 464-3244

Email: vferguson@peralta.edu