Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally-funded education programs or activities.
At the California Institute of Technology we take compliance with Title IX seriously and we are committed to providing an environment free from discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of sex.
The following are examples of types of sex-based discrimination that are prohibited by Title IX:
- Sexual harassment and sexual violence, including sexual assault, that occurs in connection with Caltech academic, athletic, extracurricular, or Institute programs, regardless of the location.
- Failure to provide equitable opportunity for a student or employee based on sex.
- Lack of athletic opportunities for women.
- Discrimination on the basis of gender, gender expression, and gender identity
The department of athletics strives to provide a first class educational experience for our student athletes, coaches, opponents, visitors and community. The principals of safety, fairness and equity are paramount to our programs and are our highest priority. If you need assistance or have questions about the environment at the athletic facilities, the actions of an employee or student or see anything at all that may seem inappropriate, please connect immediately with a coach, administrator, building supervisor, call security (x 5000) The department of athletics, physical education and recreation is a full and integrated partner on campus and collaborates closely in programming, education, prevention and response to any and all claims with the office of the Title IX coordinator.
Scholar-Athlete Handbook (pending - contact Mark Becker, Assistant Director for Intercollegiate Operations, for a physical copy)
The Department of Athletics, Physical Education & Recreation is committed to providing equal opportunity to all students, faculty, staff and other members, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender epression, in accordance with the department and Division of Student Affairs' mission statement. Our staff has undergone Safe Zone and other training as part of our effort to be wholly inclusive and available to help with any questions or concerns.
Our facilities include men's and women's locker rooms with showers, as well as two non-gendered, single-use restrooms on the first floor of Braun Athletic Center and a large, single-use changing room in on the east wall of the pool deck. Additional privacy space can be accommodated upon request.
Additional campus resources can be found through the Center for Diversity.
Club sports are managed by the Graduate Student Council, while intramurals are run through the houses - please contact your house's athletics officer if you intend to participate. All intramurals are co-rec, with only possible minimum/maximum player-ratio requirements for male and female team members. Additional questions can be directed to Heather Morgan, Assistant Director for Recreation (email@example.com).
Intercollegiate Athletics are subject to NCAA legislation, which can be found below. Please contact Mark Becker (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions about participation or inclusion in our varsity programs, especially if you do not identify specifically with any of the below legislation.
Any coeducational institution of higher education that participates in Title IV, the federal student aid program, and has an intercollegiate athletic program, must comply with the EADA by preparing an annual report officially called The Report of Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data; more commonly called the EADA Report.
The requirements for reporting include two elements. First; a report must be made available to students, prospective students, and the public by October 15th of each year. Second; the data must be reported on-line within 15 days of making it available to the public. This data is submitted on-line to the Secretary of Education after which it is migrated to the Office of Post Secondary Education (OPE) public website at http://ope.ed.gov/athletics.
This report is made available to fulfill the first element of making the data available publicly. It contains elements which are in addition to those required by the on-line survey submission. You are encouraged to visit the OPE public site after October 30th to view the on-line report or view the PDF of the online survey through the following link.