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California State University, Long Beach
2013-2014 CSULB University Catalog

General Policies and Regulations

Safety of the Campus Community is Primary

The university's primary concern is the safety of its campus community members. The use of alcohol or drugs never makes the victim at fault for sexual discrimination, harassment or violence; therefore, victims should not be deterred from reporting incidents of sexual violence out of a concern that they might be disciplined for related violations of drug, alcohol or other university policies. Except in extreme circumstances, victims of sexual violence shall not be subject to discipline for related violations of the Student Conduct Code.

Information Regarding Campus, Criminal and Civil Consequences of Committing Acts of Sexual Violence

Individuals alleged to have committed sexual assault may face criminal prosecution by law enforcement and may incur penalties as a result of civil litigation. In addition, employees and students may face discipline at the university. Employees may face sanctions up to and including dismissal from employment, pursuant to established CSU policies and provisions of applicable collective bargaining unit agreements.

Students charged with sexual discrimination, harassment or violence will be subject to discipline, pursuant to the California State University Student Conduct Procedures (see Executive Order 1073 at http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1073.pdf) and will be subject to appropriate sanctions. In addition, during any investigation, the university may implement interim measures in order to maintain a safe and non-discriminatory educational environment. Such measures may include immediate interim suspension from the university, required move from university-owned or affiliated housing, adjustment to course schedule, or prohibition from contact with parties involved in the alleged incident.

Additional Resources

  • CSULB's sexual violence prevention and education statement, which includes facts and myths about sexual violence, at http://www.csulb.edu/divisions/aa/catalog/2013-2014/general_policies/nondiscrimination_policy.html.
  • U.S. Department of Education, regional office:
    Office for Civil Rights
    50 Beale Street, Suite 7200
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    (415) 486-5555
    TDD (877) 521-2172
  • U.S. Department of Education, national office:
    Office for Civil Rights
    (800) 872-5327
  • Know Your Rights about Title IX
    http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/title-ix-rights-201104.html
  • California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (http://calcasa.org)
    1215 K. Street, Suite 1850
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    (916) 446-2520
  • Domestic and Family Violence, Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice
  • National Institute of Justice: Intimate Partner Violence, Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
  • Office of Violence against Women, United States Department of Justice
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Intimate Partner Violence
  • Defending Childhood, United States Department of Justice

Inquiries Concerning Compliance

Inquiries concerning compliance or the application of these laws to programs and activities of California State University, Long Beach, may be referred to the specific campus officer(s) identified above or to the Regional Director of the Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Education, 50 Beale Street, Suite 7200, San Francisco, California 94105.

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General Policies and Regulations