published on February 10, 2016 - 9:19 AM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

Fresno State announced today that the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has officially closed its case against the school. 

University president Joseph I. Castro received a letter from the director of the OCR’s Seattle office saying the group had determined “that the university has fully implemented all of the specific steps required” by the voluntary resolution agreement from 2009. 

OCR and Fresno State entered into the agreement in order to resolve multiple Title IX athletics complaints that had been filed against Fresno State. 

According to a statement from Fresno State, the university has been providing OCR with the required monitoring reports and data demonstrating completion of 45 specific remedial action steps since the agreement took effect. 

“While we are very pleased that this case is closed, we will continue to remain steadfast in maintaining our compliance with Title IX,” Castro said. “We want to continue to be a national leader in this area. Academics and athletics at Fresno State will continue to rise together.”

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