• Title IX Student Rights, Complaints and Resources

    Federal Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) is one of several federal and state anti-discrimination laws that ensure equality in education. Title IX prohibits discrimination, harassment, exclusion, denial, limitation or separation based on sex or gender. Title IX applies to both male and female students in any educational institution receiving federal funding.

    Title IX provides that no person shall, based on sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any academic, extracurricular, research, occupational training, or other education program or activity operated by a district which receives federal financial assistance.  

    Title IX Coordinator

    MVUSD community may contact the Title IX Coordinator to file a complaint regarding gender equity or sexual harassment, or discrimination, intimidation and bullying because of actual or perceived disability, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital or parental status, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The contact Title IX and Nondiscrimination Coordinator for MVUSD is:


    Dale Velk, Director

    Student Support Services

    Murrieta Valley Unified School District

    41870 McAlby Court

    Murrieta, CA 92562

    (951) 696-1600 X. 1155



    Summary of Student Rights (Education Code section 22.8)

    • You have the right to fair and equitable treatment and to be free from discrimination based on your sex.
    • You have the right to an equitable opportunity to participate in all academic extracurricular activities, including athletics.
    • You have the right to ask the athletic director of your school about the athletic opportunities offered by the school.
    • You have the right to apply for athletic scholarships.
    • You have the right to equitable treatment and benefits in:
      • Equipment and supplies
      • Scheduling of games and practices
      • Transportation and daily allowances
      • Access to tutoring
      • Coaching
      • Locker rooms
      • Practice and competitive facilities
      • Medical and training facilities and services
      • Publicity
    • You have access to a gender equity coordinator to answer questions about gender equity laws.
    • You have the right to contact the California Department of Education (CDE) and the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) for information on gender equity laws.
    • You have the right to file a confidential discrimination complaint with the United States Office for Civil Rights (OCR) or CDE if you believe you have been discriminated against or received unequal treatment on the basis of your sex.
    • You have the right to pursue civil remedies if you have been discriminated against.
    • You have the right to be protected from retaliation if you file a discrimination complaint.
    • Pregnant students and teen parents have a right to equal education, full participation, and they have the right to remain in their regular or current school program, including special education and non-public school placements, alternative/options programs, free and reduced lunch programs and services for English Learners, and any other programs for which they are otherwise qualified.   

    For more information regarding student rights under Title IX, please visit:

    The California Office of Equal Opportunity
    The United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights