Consistent with Chancellor’s Office Executive Order Number 927, it is the policy of California State University, Dominguez Hills to maintain a working and learning environment free from harassment of its students, employees and those who apply for student or employee status and to take action to eliminate harassment. Harassment is illegal and such conduct is subject to disciplinary action being taken against the alleged harasser. In the case of employees who are found to have engaged in harassment, the disciplinary action includes the possibility of termination of University employment. For students found to have engaged in harassment, the disciplinary action includes being expelled.
All personnel are responsible for conducting themselves in a manner that ensures that their actions do not harass any other individual. Additionally, supervisors can be held personally liable and must ensure that their work environment is free from harassment.
The Assistant Vice President of Human Resources (designee) is responsible for: assisting employees and applicants regarding alleged harassment and resolving situations in which harassment occurs or is perceived as occurring; training supervisors and faculty members in how to comply with the harassment policy and how to recognize harassment; providing training programs for campus staff to heighten sensitivity and awareness of harassment and developing strategies for its elimination; and conducting investigations and responding to allegations of harassment made against University employees. Students who have questions about harassment or wish to file a harassment complaint should contact the Vice President for Planning, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at (310) 243-3784.
California State University, Dominguez Hills assures that no retaliatory action or reprisal shall be taken against those persons who: a) oppose practices prohibited by this policy; b) file complaints of harassment; or c) assist with or participate in a harassment investigation, proceeding or hearing conducted by the University, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Department of Fair Employment and Housing.
The campus procedure for filing a harassment complaint under this policy can be found at http://www.csudh.edu/human_res/HR%20Manual/harassment%20procedure.doc. Said link also allows people to navigate to CSU Executive Orders 927 and 928 which contain the definition of harassment and the procedure to file a complaint.
This policy is administered by the Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Human Resources (310) 243-3270 and the Vice President for Planning, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs (310) 243-3784.