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Title IX: Addressing Gender Equity and Sexual Assault

It is the policy of California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression in educational programs, services, or activities. Such programs include admissions, financial aid, including athletics, employment, and equal access to University facilities (Executive Order 1097). In addition, CSULB is committed to maintaining a safe educational and working environment free of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on the basis of a protected category.

If you have a complaint pertaining to discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, please contact the Office of Equity & Diversity immediately and review the student complaint resources located at Title IX Policies. The University's student complaint procedure for discrimination, harassment, or retaliation (including sexual assault) is (Executive Order 1097).

For criminal acts, such as sexual assault, please contact University Police at 562-985-4101.

For educational information regarding sexual violence prevention and Title IX, please visit: Title X Notice

Definitions of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence:

To ensure students are aware of what constitutes sexual harassment and harassment, the University has provided the definitions below as outlined by Executive Order 1097, the CSU's Systemwide Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Against Students and Systemwide Procedure for Handling Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Complaints by Students

Sexual Harassment, as defined in California Education Code §212.5, consists of both non-sexual conduct based on sex or sex-stereotyping and conduct that is sexual in nature, and includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature where:

  • Submission to, or rejection of, the conduct by the Student is explicitly or implicitly used as the basis for any decision affecting the Student's academic status or progress, or access to benefits and services, honors, programs, or activities available at or through the University; or
  • The conduct is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that its effect, whether or not intended, could be considered by a reasonable person in the shoes of the Student, and is in fact considered by the Student, as limiting the Student's ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities or opportunities offered by the University.

Sexual Violence , is a form of Sexual Harassment. Sexual Violence means physical sexual acts (such as unwelcome sexual touching, sexual assault, sexual battery and rape) perpetrated against a Student without consent or against a Student who is incapable of giving consent due to Age, Disability, or use of drugs or alcohol.

To ensure compliance, the University has designated three administrators to oversee the implementation of Title IX and the administrative responsibility of reviewing such matters:

Title IX Coordinator

Thumbnail photo of Larisa Hamada Director, Equity & Diversity is Larisa Hamada, Director, Equity & Diversity. She is charged with monitoring Title IX compliance University wide, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, and gender discrimination based on a protected category. Questions regarding Title IX, as well as concerns and complaints of non-compliance, may be directed to Larisa Hamada at email or 562-985-8256. The Office of Equity & Diversity is located in the University Student Union (USU301) at 1250 S. Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840-0605.

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Student Sexual Misconduct

Thumbnail photo of Tom Malizia, Director, Judicial Affairs is Tom Malizia, Director, Judicial Affairs. He is charged with assisting students with complaints of sexual harassment, including sexual assault, sexual violence or other sexual misconduct, against other University student(s). He can be reached at email or 562-985-5270. The Office of Judicial Affairs is located in Brotman Hall, Office 377.

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics

Thumbnail photo of Cindy Masner, Senior Associate Athletics Director/Senior Women's Administrator is Cindy Masner, Senior Associate Athletics Director/Senior Women's Administrator. She is charged with monitoring gender equity in Athletic programs. She can be reached at email or 562-985-8527. Her office is located in the Barrett Athletic Administration.