What is Title IX?

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 educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

-Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.  Marymount California University is dedicated to creating and fostering a learning environment where all members of our community can thrive.  MCU maintains a zero tolerance policy on sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual assault, relationship (dating and domestic) violence and stalking.  The University provides resources and reporting options to students, faculty and staff to address concerns related to sexual harassment and sexual violence prohibited by Title IX and University policy.

To file a complaint or for more information, please contact the Title IX Coordinator:

Karen Thordarson
Title IX Coordinator
Marymount California University
30800 Palos Verdes Dr. East
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
(310) 303-7225

You may also contact the U.S. Department of Education

A reporting party is not required by law to use the University’s grievance process before filing a complaint with Office of Civil Rights (OCR). If reporting party uses Marymount California University’s (MCU) grievance process and also chooses to file the complaint with OCR, the complaint must be filed with OCR within 60 days after completion of the MCU grievance process.

Office for Civil Rights, Regional Office
U.S. Department of Education
50 Beale St., Suite 7200
San Francisco, CA 94105-1813
Telephone: 415-486-5555
TDD: (877) 521-2172
Fax: 415-486-5570
Marymount California University is committed to upholding standards that promote integrity, respect for human dignity, and commitment to justice in an environment fostering learning and professionalism.  MCU policy and state and federal law prohibits sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, sexual exploitation, relationship violence and stalking.

About Marymount

Marymount California University has two distinct campuses in Los Angeles County, each offering a unique set of learning opportunities.

  • Oceanview Academic Campus, Palos Verdes
  • The Villas Residential Campus, San Pedro