Title IX Exemption

JPCatholic is a Catholic educational institution that takes seriously anti-discrimination provisions under federal and state law, and is committed to providing a learning and living environment that promotes student safety, personal integrity, civility and mutual respect.

In August of 2015, JPCatholic requested a religious exemption from certain provisions of Title IX, 34 C.F.R. Section 106.12. Federal regulations provide that provisions of Title IX do not apply to a Catholic university when application of Title IX would be inconsistent with Catholic tenets. Catholic universities are allowed to request an exemption from Title IX by identifying the provisions of Title IX that conflict with a specific tenet of the Catholic faith. JPCatholic requested all applicable exemptions.

In January of 2016, John Paul the Great Catholic University was granted an exemption from certain aspects of Title IX. This exemption comes from the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights. JPCatholic is now exempt from the provisions of Title IX to the extent that they prohibit discrimination based on gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy and parental status. This exemption applies to students in the areas of admissions, housing, counseling, marital status and employment.

California Equity in Higher Education Act Exemption As a faith-based campus, JPCatholic is also exempted by the state from California from California Education Code 66270, to the extent the application of California Education Code 66270 is not consistent with Catholic tenets. This exemption may apply to, but is not limited to, requirements as expressed in University policies including admissions, counseling, marital status, student code of conduct, housing policies, mission statement and employment. We retain all rights afforded to us under federal law and the laws of the State of California.