Title IX

What is Title IX?​

​Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 states: “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.”  ​

Examples of the types of conduct that violates Title IX include, but are not limited to: 

  • Sexual innuendos and comments 
  • Sexually explicit questions 
  • Requests for sexual favors 
  • Unwelcome touching, hugging, stroking, squeezing 
  • Spreading rumors about a person’s sexuality 
  • Sexual ridicule 
  • Displaying or sending sexually suggestive electronic content, including but not limited to emails, text messages, etc. 
  • Pervasive displays of pictures, cartoons, or other materials with sexually explicit or graphic content 
  • Stalking a person 
  • Attempted or actual sexual violence 
  • Acts of domestic or relationship violence

Title IX Contact Info

Riverside County Office of Education Title IX

Maria Gandera, Ed.D.
(951) 826-6653
3939 Thirteenth Street, Riverside, CA, 92501

RCOE Related Policies

Please refer to an overview of all RCOE’s nondiscrimination policies and the following specific policies and procedures regarding sexual harassment:

Information provided here applies to every RCOE school site and all RCOE programs and activities.