Information for staff and faculty

For faculty and staff

All CSUDH staff, faculty, and student employees are mandated to report all incidents that fall under the umbrella of sexual misconduct, sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking (unless that staff member is a Victim's Advocate, Counselor, Social Worker, or Psychologist that works for CSUDH under a medical license, counseling license, or Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Counselor Certification).

Below are some helpful tips to guide conversations with members of the CSUDH community that have disclosed or may disclose incidents of this nature:

1. “Are you safe right now?”
2. " Thank you for trusting me. As an employee at CSUDH, I need to notify the Title IX Office about the information that you share with me." 
  • Tell the student, staff, or faculty member that because all staff, faculty, and student employees are responsible to report incidents to the Title IX Office to ensure that the CSUDH community is safe, you will need to provide the information they disclose to the the Title IX Office, either by filling out the online Make a Report form or by calling at (310) 243-1025.  However, you can tell them that the Title IX Officer will keep this information as private as possible and that your identifying information will not be disclosed unless someone has a need to know the information.
  • You can help the them access a confidential resource such as the confidential CAPE AdvocateCSUDH Student Health and Psychological Services, the YWCA of Greater LA, or Su Casa.
3. “How can I help?”
  • Listen with empathy and thank them for trusting you. Validate and empathize with their feelings and concerns, mirroring their language. Be survivor-centered and support their decisions about what steps to take next.
4. “I want to make sure that you know all of the resources available to you.”
  • Provide them with on and off campus resources, including medical help, advocacy, counseling, academic accommodations, and the option to report to the college and the police. Hand them the Rights and Options and
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  • You can also recommend that they make an appointment with the Confidential Advocate at the CSUDH Center for Advocacy, Prevention, and Empowerment (CAPE).
  • If you need assistance with this conversation, please call the Title IX Office at (310) 243-1025.

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