No person shall be subjected to discrimination on the basis of
disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality,
race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or any other
characteristic that is contained in the definition of hate crimes set
forth in Section 422.55 of the Penal Code in any program or activity
conducted by an educational institution that receives, or benefits
from, state financial assistance or enrolls pupils who receive state
student financial aid.