Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs receiving Federal financial assistance. 

The Title IX regulations require schools to provide equal opportunity based on sex. This requirement applies to schools’ athletic programs, including club, intramural, and intercollegiate teams. Equal opportunity in college and university athletic programs is measured by: 

  1. The benefits, opportunities, and treatment given to men’s and women’s teams;

  2. How a school is awarding athletic scholarships and financial assistance;

  3. How a school is meeting students’ athletic interests and abilities.

In February 2023, the U.S Department of Education Office of Civil Rights released new resources for students, parents, coaches, and school communities to help them assess whether their athletic programs are fulfilling Title IX's promise to women and girls.

UC Berkeley Intercollegiate Athletics provides information about the history of Title IX in athletics at Cal. 

Transgender and Gender Diverse Student-Athletes

The NCAA Board of Governors Transgender Student-Athlete Participation Policy supports a sport-by-sport approach to transgender participation. Intercollegiate Athletics maintains a Cal Athletics Inclusion Statement and information about Transgender and Gender Diverse Participationin Intercollegiate Athletics

Reporting Discrimination and Harassment

You may file a complaint alleging sex/gender discrimination in athletics programs, or any other University programs, to the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD) in any of the following ways: 

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