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Nondiscrimination Policy

Race, Ethnicity, Color, National Origin, Genetic Information, Age, Religion, and Veteran Status

Pursuant to Executive Order 1096 and 1097, California State University does not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity, color, creed, nationality, disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender/sex (including gender identity and gender expression), marital status, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, as well as Veteran Status in its programs and activities, including admission and access. Larisa E. Hamada, the Director of campus Equity & Diversity, has been designated to coordinate the efforts of California State University, Long Beach, to comply with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination on these bases. Inquiries concerning compliance may be presented to this person at: larisa.hamada@csulb.edu, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90840, (562) 985-8256.

Disability

Pursuant to Executive Order 1096 and 1097, California State University does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its programs and activities, including admission and access. Larisa E. Hamada, the Director of Equity & Diversity, has been designated to coordinate the efforts of California State University, Long Beach, to comply with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability. Inquiries concerning compliance may be presented to this person at: larisa.hamada@csulb.edu, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90840, (562) 985-8256.

Sex/Gender/Gender Identity/Gender Expression/Sexual Orientation

The California State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities, including admission and access. Federal and state laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, prohibit such discrimination. Larisa E. Hamada, the Director of campus Equity and Diversity, has been designated to coordinate the efforts of California State University, Long Beach, to comply with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination on these bases. Inquiries concerning compliance may be presented to this person at: larisa.hamada@csulb.edu,1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90840, (562) 985-8256.

The California State University is committed to providing equal opportunities to CSU students in all campus programs, including intercollegiate athletics.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects all people regardless of their gender or gender identity from sex discrimination, which includes sexual harassment and violence:

  • Sexual discrimination means an adverse act of sexual discrimination (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) that is perpetrated against an individual on a basis prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX); California Education Code §66250 et seq., and/or California Government Code §11135.
  • Sexual harassment is unwelcome verbal, nonverbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that includes, but is not limited to, sexual violence, sexual advances, or propositions, offering employment benefits or giving preferential treatment in exchange for sexual favors, and indecent exposure, where submission to, or rejection of, the conduct by the Complainant is explicitly or implitcitly used as the basis for any decision affecting a term or condition of the complainant’s employment or an employment decision or action, affecting student’s academic status or progress, or access to benefits and services, honors, programs, or activities available at or through the University and such 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 individual, and is in fact considered by the individual, as limiting the individual's ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities or opportunities offered by the university. Sexual harassment also includes gender-based harassment, which may include acts of verbal, non-verbal or physical aggression, intimidation or hostility based on sex or sex-stereotyping, even if those acts do not involve conduct of a sexual nature.
  • Sexual violence is a form of sexual harassment and means physical sexual acts (such as unwelcome sexual touching, sexual assault, sexual battery,rape, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking) perpetrated against an individual against his or her will and without consent or against an individual who is incapable of giving consent due to that individual's status as a minor, use of drugs or alcohol, or disability. Sexual violence may include physical force, violence, threat, or intimidation, ignoring the objections of the other person, causing the other person’s intoxication or incapacitation through the use of drugs or alcohol, or taking advantage of the other person’s incapacitation (including voluntary intoxication).
  • See further information in CSULB's sexual violence prevention and education statement, which includes facts and myths about sexual violence at http://www.csulb.edu/divisions/aa/catalog/current/general_policies/policy_sexual_assault.html.

Whom to Contact If You Have Complaints, Questions or Concerns

Title IX requires the university to designate a Title IX Coordinator to monitor and oversee overall Title IX compliance. Your campus Title IX Coordinator is available to explain and discuss your right to file a criminal complaint (for example, in cases of sexual assault); the university's complaint process, including the investigation process; how confidentiality is handled; available resources, both on and off campus; and other related matters. If you are in the midst of an emergency, please call the police immediately by dialing 9-1-1.

Campus Title IX Coordinator

  • Larisa E. Hamada
  • 1250 Bellflower Boulevard
    University Student Union, Room 301
    Long Beach, California 90840
  • Phone: (562) 985-8256
    Fax: (562) 985-5982
  • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

University Police

  • University Police Department
  • 1250 Bellflower Blvd.
    Long Beach, CA 90840
  • (562) 985-4101

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights

Title IX requires the university to adopt and publish complaint procedures that provide for prompt and equitable resolution of sex discrimination complaints, including sexual harassment and violence. CSU Executive Order 1097 (http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1097.pdf) is the systemwide procedure for all complaints of discrimination, harassment or retaliation made by students against the CSU, a CSU employee, other CSU students or a third party.

Except in the case of a privilege recognized under California law (examples of which include Evidence Code §§1014 (psychotherapist-patient); 1035.8 (sexual assault counselor-victim); and 1037.5 (domestic violence counselor-victim), any member of the University community who knows of or has reason to know of sexual discrimination allegations shall promptly inform the campus Title IX Coordinator.

Regardless of whether an alleged victim of sexual discrimination ultimately files a complaint, if the campus knows or has reason to know about possible sexual discrimination, harassment or violence, it must review the matter to determine if an investigation is warranted. The campus must then take appropriate steps to eliminate any sex discrimination/harassment, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects.


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