For Faculty and Staff

To ensure that all students receive the resources and options that they need after experiencing a traumatic incident, CSUDH staff, faculty, and student employees are required to notify the Office of Equity and Inclusion about all incidents that fall under the umbrella of sexual misconduct, sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.

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?”
  • If they are not safe, call 911 or the CSUDH Police Department 24 hours a day at (310) 243-3333. 
  • The CSUDH Confidential Advocate at the Center for Advocacy, Prevention, and Empowerment (CAPE) can assist with safety planning or safety measures, such as restraining orders, no-contact orders, and accommodations; phone: (310) 243-2567.
  • The Office of Equity and Inclusion can assist with university-related safety measures, such as University No-Contact Orders and University Housing accommodations; phone: (310) 243-3492.
2. " Thank you for trusting me. As an employee at CSUDH, I need to notify the Office of Equity & Inclusion 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 Office of Equity and Inclusion to ensure that the CSUDH community is safe, you will need to provide the information they disclose to the the Office of Equity and Inclusion, either by filling out the online Make a Report form or by calling at (310) 243-3492.  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 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. 
  • 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 Office of Equity & Inclusion at (310) 243-3492.

Faculty may wish to provide information to students regarding their reporting requirements at the beginning of their course so that students may make informed decisions about disclosures. For this reason, we recommend that faculty use our Equity & Title IX Syllabus Statement (updated for 2021-22).

*Certified Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Counselors and Advocates as well as licensed clinical social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists working in that role at CSUDH are confidential and are not responsible to notify the Office of Equity and Inclusion about incidents reported to them.

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