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Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking

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News & Updates:

Dear CSULB Community,

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Education announced new regulations relating to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Federal Regulations). The Federal Regulations include key changes to provisions addressing scope, questioning at live hearings, review of evidence, appeals, and training, among others. All educational institutions which receive federal funding, including California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and the other 22 California State University (CSU) campuses, must comply with these regulations as of August 14, 2020, or risk loss of federal funding. 

Effective today, the Chancellor’s Office has issued Addendum B: Federal Mandated Hearing Addendum, which accompanies CSU Executive Orders 1096 and 1097, and which outlines the policy and procedures required under the Title IX Federal Regulations. Please note that regardless of the Federal Regulations, our policies governing sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and sex- and gender-based discrimination, as stated in Executive Orders 10951096 and 1097, still remain fully in effect. The U.S. Department of Education acknowledges that CSULB and other universities may address misconduct through their policies and through state law, and CSULB is firmly committed to responding to and addressing sexual harassment and sexual misconduct that affects the CSU community. In the case of California law and CSU policy, policies are more expansive than the conduct prohibited by the Federal Regulations. 

The Changes

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). 

Two significant aspects of Addendum B:

  • 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-CSULB 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.
  • Other regulation details are available at Addendum B and FAQs. Please note that FAQs will be forthcoming. Any inquiries can be directed to oed@csulb.edu.

What has NOT changed:

  • Employees still have a duty to report potential incidents of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, dating and domestic violence and stalking to the Title IX Office, unless they are specifically exempt under CSU policy.
  • Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 and Addendum A are still in effect but only after consideration whether allegations are governed by Addendum B, based on specifically defined criteria.
  • Regardless of which process, or whether a case meets criteria for an investigation, our Equity & Diversity team continues to provide supportive measures and other services, conduct intakes relating to reports and complaints of sex- and gender-based misconduct, and coordinate with other campus offices on Title IX issues of misconduct, harassment, stalking, and gender equity.

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.

CSULB remains committed to supporting a safe and equitable campus environment as we move forward with these new regulations issued by the federal government. Title IX will continue to work and collaborate to provide supportive measures and other services in our processes for our campus community.

Thank you,


Although we are currently operating remotely at this time, we recognize that our students and employees may have been affected by this recent update and require support. Below are support services available:

Student & Employee Confidential Campus Advocate:

Jacqueline Urtez (Jacqueline.urtez@csulb.edu) (8AM-5PM business hours)

Off Campus 24/7 Confidential Support for Employees & Students: 

YWCA, Greater Los Angeles at 877-943-5778 (Y-HELPS-U)

Campus Advisors for Students Potentially Accused of a Title IX Matter:

Dr. Trace Camacho (Trace.Camacho@csulb.edu)
Alexandria Cordon (Alexandria.Cordon@csulb.edu)

Confidential Student Support: 

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

Confidential Employee Support:  

Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (FSAP). 

Lastly, any questions or concerns about the Title IX process, support services, or changes to the procedures, may be directed to the Office of Equity & Diversity at OED@csulb.edu or by calling 562-985-8256 during the 8AM-5PM business hours.

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TITLE IX NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

The California State University, which includes Cal State Long Beach (CSULB), does not discriminate on the basis of gender, which includes sex and gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation in its education programs or activities. Title IX and certain other federal and state laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender or sexual orientation in employment, as well as in all education programs and activities operated by its universities (both on and off campus). The protection against discrimination on the basis of gender or sexual orientation includes pregnancy, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and gender-based dating and domestic violence, and stalking.

CSULB is committed to creating and sustaining an educational and working environment free of sexual misconduct, dating and domestic violence, and stalking. If you experience any of these forms of misconduct, you are strongly encouraged to utilize the various on- and off-campus resources. Your safety and well-being is a top priority for the university.

CSULB Consensual Relationship Policy

The CSU prohibits employees from entering into a consensual relationship with any Student over whom they exercise direct or otherwise significant academic, administrative, supervisory, evaluative, counseling, or extracurricular authority. Please see Executive Order 1096/1097 (article I, §A) and the CSULB Academic Senate policy for more information.

The Red Zone

The first 6 weeks of the academic year is nationally known as the “Red Zone” when there is a much higher likelihood of experiencing sexual assault, particularly for first year students.  We are making every effort to provide educational awareness tools to our campus community in an effort to support and empower our CSULB students and employees. For many, Affirmative Consent may be confusing. Our RISE @ LB campaign asks our community partners to Refer student concerns to the appropriate support services and campus offices, Intervene where they see issues arising, Support those who may experiencing a Title IX related issue, and Educate themselves, students, and colleagues about Title IX, campus resources, and sexual misconduct prevention and awareness. To help educate our campus community understand CSU’s Affirmative Consent policy, please consider watching the following educational video: Consent - It's Simple as Tea

**Revisions to CSU Executive Orders 

In response to the August 14, 2020, Department of Education changes to Title IX, the CSU Chancellor's Office has finalized revisions to Executive Orders 1096, 1097, and 1098, the systemwide policies and procedures relevant to addressing complaints of sexual misconduct, dating and domestic violence, and stalking (Revised August 14, 2020). For more information and links to the revised policies, please see the tab below “Relevant Executive Order 1096,1097,1098.”


RELEVANT EXECUTIVE ORDERS 1096-1097-1098

 

 

Reporting Options

California State University, Long Beach, takes pride in its tradition of maintaining a civil and non-violent learning, working, and social environment. Civility and mutual respect toward all members of the University community are intrinsic to the establishment of excellence in teaching and learning. *

Administrative Reports (Non-Confidential)

Title IX Incident Reporting Form

If you are a student, faculty member, staff member, or third party that has experienced, witnessed, or has knowledge of sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating/domestic violence or stalking, please use the reporting link to report to the Title IX Coordinator.

Reports may also be made directly to the Title IX Coordinator:

Larisa Hamada, Title IX Coordinator
Larisa.Hamada@csulb.edu, 562.985.8256
Office of Equity & Diversity, Foundation Building – Suite 120

Criminal Reports

The CSULB University Police Department (UPD) and any law enforcement agency must notify victims of sexual violence that their name will become a matter of public record unless they request confidentiality. If the request is made, the police will not divulge the victim’s identity to anyone including the Title IX Coordinator. However, UPD will report the facts of the case to the Title IX Coordinator.

University Police Department
1250 Bellflower Blvd Long Beach CA 90840
Location: across from Student Recreation and Wellness Center on Palo Verde
562.985.4101 (non-emergency 24/7); when on campus 911 (emergency 24/7)

* (Excerpt from CSULB Statement on Civility and Acts of Violence, 2016-2017)

Pregnant and Parenting Accommodations

Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex — including pregnancy, parenting and all related conditions — in education and in programs and activities that receive federal funding. All students who might be, are, or have been pregnant have a right to the same access to school programs and educational opportunities that other students have.

If you would like to request accommodations as a pregnant or parenting student, contact Equity & Diversity as soon as possible. The university can require a pregnant student to provide a doctor’s certification of fitness to continue in an education program or activity only if the same requirement is imposed on all other students with physical or emotional conditions requiring a doctor’s care. Please submit medical or other medical information directly to the Bob Murphy Access Center (BMAC) or Equity & Diversity – not to your professor. 

2020 CSULB Lactation Policy and Procedure for Students, Employees, and Third Parties

Effective 2020, in accordance with Executive Order 1095 Revised as well as California Labor Code Section 1030 and California Education Code Section 66271.9, employees, students, and third parties have a right to request a lactation accommodation, including a private space reasonably close location to their working and learning environment. CSULB has designated permanent lactation spaces across campus, which provide a private space for the CSULB community. While these spaces may vary in the specific amenities, all spaces include access to a chair, table, a sink, and electrical outlets. If no permanent lactation space exists in a reasonably close location, individuals may request a temporary lactation space for the duration of their lactation needs.

The University will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations based on available space and resources and will provide a response to such requests, including written notice if a requested accommodation cannot be provided.  Advance notification from the student, employee, or third party is strongly encouraged and we ask campus offices to assist in ensuring advance notice so a lactation space can be provided.

Where refrigerators are not available in or reasonable near lactation spaces, individuals may request alternative cooling options as part of a lactation accommodation. All lactation accommodation requests, questions, or concerns should be submitted or referred to the Office of Equity & Diversity for review by contacting OED@csulb.edu or 562-985-8256 during the 8AM-5PM business hours. Additional lactation accommodation information, including a campus map, may be found on the Equity & Diversity website:  www.csulb.edu/title-ix


An employee may report alleged violations of California Labor Code 1030-33 to the Office of Equity & Diversity or the Labor Commissioner’s field enforcement unit. A student may report alleged Title IX violations to the Office of Equity & Diversity or the Office of Civil Rights. A third party guest of the University may report alleged lactation concerns to the Office of Equity & Diversity or the Department of Fair Employment & Housing.

Resources

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

Lactation Room Map (PDF)

Women and Gender Equity Center 

On Campus Resources

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Not Alone @ the Beach Campaign
562.985.8576
Liberal Arts 1- 102

University Police Department
562.985.4101 (non-emergency 24/7); when on campus 911 (emergency 24/7)
1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90840

Lactation Room Map (PDF)

Night Escort Program/ Community Service Officers (CSO)
562.985.4101 

All Gender Restrooms - Map (PDF)
CSULB offers gender neutral restrooms across campus that are both available to the public and accessible

Confidential:

  • Jacqueline Urtez , YWCA Sexual Assault Victim’s Advocate
    562.985.2668
    Student Health Services
  • Linda Peña, ATOD/Violence Prevention & Sexual Misconduct Counselor
    562.985.1732
    Student Health Services 268
  • Student Health Services
    562.985.4771
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
    562.985.4001
    Brotman Hall 226

Off Campus Resources

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Domestic Violence

LGBTQI+

Other Hotlines

Assisting Students with a Title IX Matter (Facutly & Staff Guide)

Statistics

Title IX Annual Report: Sexual Misconduct, Dating / Domestic Violence, & Stalking

Each Campus will report the following annually on October 1, for the 2019-2020 fiscal year (July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020), without disclosing any information that would reveal the identities of the parties involved:

Annual Report For July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020 (PDF)

 

Please note: The statistics in this report may not coincide with Clery statistics in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. These statistics are provided in compliance with Executive Order 1095, revised 6-23-15 for the previous fiscal year. Clery statistics in the University’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report are reported for the previous calendar year as required by federal law. Additionally, reports to the Title IX Coordinator may be related to incidents which did not take place on Clery defined geography. 

Annual Report for July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019 (PDF)

Annual Report for July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018 (PDF)

Annual Report for July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017 (PDF)

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