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Title IX

TO: CSULB Staff, Faculty, and Students
FROM: Larisa Hamada
Director, Office of Equity & Diversity
SUBJECT: Title IX: Addressing Allegations of Gender Equity and Sexual Assault

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681) is an all-encompassing federal law that prohibits discrimination based on the gender of students and employees in educational institutions which receive federal financial assistance.

Title IX states, "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance" (20 U.S.C. § 1681).

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), in compliance with federal and state laws, does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or gender in educational programs, services, or activities. Such programs include admissions, financial aid, employment, and equal access to University facilities. 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.

Administrators

The University has designated three administrators to oversee the implementation of Title IX and the administrative responsibility of reviewing such matters:

University Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinators

CSULB's Title IX Coordinator is Larisa Hamada, Director, Equity & Diversity. She is charged with monitoring Title IX compliance University wide, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, and gender discrimination involving University employees and students. Questions regarding Title IX, as well as concerns and complaints of non-compliance, may be directed to Larisa Hamada at larisa.hamada@csulb.edu or 562-985-8256. The Office of Equity & Diversity is located in the University Student Union (USU301). The process to file a formal University complaint against a University employee or student on the basis of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation is CSU's Executive Order 1097.

The Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Student Sexual Misconduct

The Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Student Sexual Misconduct is Tom Malizia, Director, Judicial Affairs. He is charged with assisting the Title IX Coordinator in addressing student complaints of sexual harassment, including sexual assault, sexual violence or other sexual misconduct, against other University student(s). The process to file a formal University complaint against another student is CSU's Executive Order 1096.

Judicial Affairs can be reached at 562-985-5270 or Brotman Hall 377.

The Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics

The Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics is Cindy Masner, Senior Associate Athletics Director/ Senior Women's Administrator. She is charged with monitoring gender equity in Athletics. She can be reached at cindy.masner@csulb.edu or 562-985-8527.

Her office is located in the Barrett Athletic Administration Center.

Filing a Formal Complaint

Allegations of criminal acts:

University Police

Main line: (562) 985-4101

Allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination, or retaliation based on a protected category against a University employee or student:

Larisa Hamada, Title IX Coordinator Equity & Diversity

Main line: (562) 985-8256

Formal Complaint Procedures

Employee complaints

Student complaints

Office of Civil Rights:

San Francisco Office
50 Beale Street (Suite 7200)
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 486-5555
Fax: (415) 486-5570
TDD: (877) 521-2172

Email: ocr.sanfrancisco@ed.gov
Web: www.ed.gov/ocr