Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs, including athletic programs, or activities that receive federal funding.
Title IX protects all students from sex-based discrimination, regardless of their real or perceived sex, gender identity and/or gender expression. Title IX is a powerful tool that helps colleges and universities address campus violence, respond effectively to the needs of victims of sexual violence, and provide a safe learning environment for all students.
Sierra College prohibits all forms of sexual violence, harassment and discrimination. Such conduct violates Sierra College policies and may violate California law. Students or employees who engage in such behavior are subject to disciplinary and possible legal consequences.
Under Title IX, discrimination and sexual violence can include:
Cameron Abbott, Director of Human Resources
Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, including pregnancy, parenting, and all related conditions. Title IX argues that pregnant and parenting students have the right to continue their education. And while Title IX does not mandate a designated room for breastfeeding, it is fair to argue that having a lactation facility aids parenting students in staying in school. For more on Title IX and Pregnant and Parenting Students, read:
Because of the overwhelming evidence in support of breastfeeding, California is one of the first states to enact official legislation (Assembly Bill 1025, 2001). Currently, all employers are mandated to offer a lactation facility other than a bathroom stall and sufficient break time for expressing breast milk.
As an educational institution, offering a private, hygienic and comfortable space where lactating mother’s can express breast milk meets the State law, offers our children optimum health, and provides the campus’ breastfeeding mothers support and encouragement to continue breastfeeding.