Equity & Diversity

Title VI Program

What is Title VI?

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is the federal law that protects individuals from being discriminated against on the basis of their race, color, or national origin in programs that receive federal financial assistance. In operating a federally-assisted program, the institution cannot, on the basis of race, color, or national origin:

  • Deny program services, aids, or benefits;
  • Provide a different service, aid, or benefit, or provide services in a manner diferent than they are provided to others; or
  • Segregate or treat individuals differently in any manner related to the  receipt of any service, aid, or benefit.

At California State University Northridge, discrimination prohibited by Title VI is addressed in California State University Executive Order 1096 and 1097.

What do I do if I feel I have been discriminated against?

CSUN's Director for the Office of Equity and Diversity is responsible for overseeing the University's Title VI compliance. If you or someone you know believes they have been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, or national origin, please contact the Office of Equity and Diversity at (818) 677-2077 or  

What if I am not comfortable filing a complaint with CSUN?

Any individual who believes they have been subjected to discrimination due to race, color, or national origin, may submit a complaint to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, San Francisco Federal Building 90, 7th Street, Suite 15-300, San Francisco, California, 94105-1839

Title VI Program