Policies

Policies

CSU Policies Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation & Procedures for Responding to Complaints:

  • Executive Order 1095 details how CSU system schools implement Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act of 2015 (also known as the Campus SaVE Act), and other legislation related to gender or sex-based discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. (Revised 6-23-15)
  • Executive Order 1096, including Addendum A & B, states that CSU schools will not discriminate against any employee or third party on the basis of age, disability, gender, gender identify or expression, genetic information, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, or veteran or military status. (Revised 8-14-20)
  • Executive Order 1097, including Addendum A & Bstates that CSU schools will not discriminate against any student on the basis of age, disability, gender, gender identify or expression, genetic information, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, or veteran or military status. (Revised 8-14-20)

Recent Changes to Laws and Policies (August 2020) 

On August 14, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education implemented new Federal Title IX Regulations. All educational institutions which receive federal funding, including CSUDH and the other 22 CSU campuses, must comply with these regulations. In response to the new Federal Title IX Regulations, the CSU Chancellor’s Office issued a new policy and process called Addendum B: Federal Mandated Hearing Addendum, which accompanies CSU Executive Orders 1096 and 1097.

What has changed?

All formal complaints submitted to the Title IX Office will be first assessed under Addendum B to determine whether those procedures apply. If a formal complaint does not meet the criteria to be processed under Addendum B, the complaint may be processed under EO 1096 or 1097 (our current single-investigator model) or Addendum A (our current hearing-model for student cases). Further:

  • Under Addendum B, alleged incidents can be considered for investigation only if they occur within the United States, and only if they occur in university sanctioned programs or activities, or on properties owned or controlled by the university or recognized student organizations. If these criteria are not met, the allegations may be evaluated under EOs 1096 and 1097, or Addendum A, which apply much more broadly to alleged violations involving any university student, staff, or faculty member, including in non-CSUDH locations and outside of the United States
  • All Addendum B investigations, which apply the Federal Regulations, will involve live hearings with mandatory Hearing Advisors who will conduct the cross-examination of the Parties. The hearing will be facilitated by a Hearing Officer, who will monitor decorum and assess the appropriateness of the questions. The CSU will provide trained Hearing Advisors if either complainant or respondent do not have one available. 

What has not changed?

All current active investigations as well as intakes regarding alleged incidents that occurred prior to August 14, 2020, will still go through the process under EO 1096 and 1097 or Addendum A. Incidents occurring on or after August 14 will be subject to the new process described above, including determining whether they are governed by procedures stated in Addendum B.

All employees, including student employees, of CSUDH are still considered to be "responsible employees," meaning that they are required inform the Title IX Office about all allegations of sexual harassment, sexual violence, and gender-based misconduct immediately unless you are designated as confidential (licensed therapists, doctors, and sexual assault advocates serving in these roles at CSUDH). For more information about informing the Office of Equity and Inclusion, see our Make a Report page or contact the Office of Equity and Inclusion at (310) 243-1025.


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