If you’ve been accused

Resources and Options for Accused Individuals ("Respondents")

If you've been accused of sexual misconduct, sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking, you have a number of options and resources available to you. You can request a meeting with the Title IX Officer, Elizabeth Schrock, by phone at (310) 243-1025 to discuss these resources, or access the following services directly:

For Students:

  • CSUDH Process Navigators are trained to serve as Advisors and Support People for Respondents and Complainants during an EO 1097 investigation. Process Navigators provide information about the investigation and hearing processes under EO 1097 and assist students by providing information about the process accompanying them to meetings. 
    • Daryl Evans, Senior Student Advocate, has been designated as CSUDH's Respondent Process Navigator and serves as an Advisor specifically for students accused of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, dating/domestic violence, and stalking. You may contact him at studentadvocate@csudh.edu
    • It is important to note CSUDH Process Navigators or Advisors are not covered by legal privilege and are still responsible employees under EO 1097, meaning that they are required to report policy violations to CSUDH. Additionally, CSUDH Process Navigators are not lawyers and may not provide legal advice.
  • CSUDH Student Health and Psychological Services can provide individual counseling and support. Call to set up an appointment at (310) 243-3818.

For Employees:

  • The CSUDH Employee Assistance Program, provided through LifeMatters, provides 24-hour confidential services, including counseling, at (800) 367-7474. You can also access their website by going to mylifematters.com and entering the CSUDH password, which can be obtained through Human Resources at (310) 243-3270.

External Resources:

For investigations under Executive Orders 1096 and 1097, detailed information regarding the investigative process is included in the text of the Executive Orders regarding the rights of the Complainant and Respondent (accused). The list below is not intended to be exhaustive:

  • You may have an advisor of your choice accompany you to any meeting of proceeding, including interviews with investigators and disciplinary hearing. If you are an employee, that advisor may be your union representative.
  • You may provide documentary evidence to be reviewed in the course of the investigation.
  • You may provide witnesses to be interviewed in the course of the investigation, though the investigator retains the right to determine which witnesses are relevant. 
  • Your identifying information will be kept private and only disclosed to those with a need-to-know.
  • You have the right to review the evidence upon which a decision is being made prior to the investigator's report being finalized.
  • You will be provided the outcome of any proceedings in writing.
  • You will be provided with instructions and the opportunity to appeal the results of an investigation or disciplinary proceeding prior to the time such results become final. 

For more information, contact the Title IX Office by at (310) 243-3492. You can read the policies and procedures governing these processes here