Title IX provides that: “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.”

Merritt College Athletics assures that all student-athletes have a right to participate in an athletic program free of discrimination, including sexual harassment and retaliation.

Merritt College believes in the educational value of intercollegiate athletics and offers a broad-based intercollegiate athletic program sustained by equal support for each of its sports teams. Merritt College supports all sports on a comparable level relative to each specific sport and its inherent costs of preparation and competition. Any Title IX concerns should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator, Vice President of Student Services, Lilia Chavez (510) 436-2477.


It is the policy of Merritt College to provide equal employment opportunity, equal educational opportunity, and affirmative action in the provision of educational and other services. The college operates in compliance with the Civil Rights Act of 1866, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Civil Rights Restorations Act of 1987, Title VII of the Civil Rights of 1964, as amended by the Civil Rights Act of 1991, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended by the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act of 1990, and by the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended by the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, the Unruh Civil Rights Act, the Sex Equity in Education Act, California Labor Code Section 1102.1, Government Code Sections 11135 et seq., and all other applicable laws, and regulations, and applicable requirements related to the receipts of federal and/or state funds.  In so doing, the college does not discriminate and prohibits harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, mental disability, physical disability including (HIV and AIDS), medical condition (Cancer), or marital status, or sexual orientation.


Any form of sexual harassment is a violation of the student-athlete code of conduct and the law.  Sexual harassment is defined as unlawful discrimination in the form of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature, made by someone from or in the workplaceor in the educational setting.  If you believe you are the victim of sexual harassment by someone within the Merritt College community, you should direct your complaint to the College’s Title IX Officer, Vice President of Student Services, Lilia Chavez (510) 436-2478


Office: (510) 436-2478

Email: lchavez@peralta.edu

2018 Merritt College Equity in Athletics Disclosure