Our Services

We, in the Office for Title IX and Equal Opportunity, receive and respond to reports of protected status discrimination and harassment, and related retaliation. Protected statuses include Age, Disability, Sex, Gender, Gender Identity, Gender Expression, Genetic Information, Marital Status, Medical Condition, Nationality, Race or Ethnicity, Religion, Sexual Orientation, and Veteran or Military Status. Sex discrimination includes Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Exploitation, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking, and Pregnancy and Parenting Discrimination.

The definitions of CSU prohibited conduct can be lengthy and complicated; to review simplified definitions visit the Definitions of Prohibited conduct page. Please note, however, that these simplified definitions are not the governing definitions, which you can view in the CSU Nondiscrimination Policy.

We encourage you to contact our team should you want to: 1) receive support for yourself or a peer who has been impacted by harassment and/or discrimination and/or retaliation; or 2) initiate an investigation, which may include disciplinary action against the alleged offender; or 3) request a training.

1. Provide Personal Support ("Supportive Measures")

Discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation can have a tremendous impact on someone. These behaviors can be overwhelming, distracting, and traumatic. We will work discreetly with a student, staff, or faculty member to address the effects of discrimination and harassment, and to help prevent it from happening again. These measures are referred to as supportive measures. They are designed to help someone get back to excelling in their learning, working, and/or living environments. 

Supportive Measures are individualized services offered as appropriate, reasonably available, and without fee or charge to Complainants, Respondents, and Witnesses.

Supportive measures may include counseling, extensions of deadlines or other course or work-related adjustments, modifications of class or work schedules, campus escorts, mutual restrictions on contact, changes in work or housing locations, leaves of absence, increased security and monitoring of certain areas of the campus, and other similar measures.

Supportive measures will remain confidential except when it is not possible to maintain confidentiality in order to provide the supportive measures.

2. Conduct Investigations

Our team is available to explain the Office for Title IX and Equal Opportunity’s investigation process. For ease of reference, we have also prepared flowcharts [pdf] that explain the different options you have to seek accountability from the alleged offender.

We encourage you to contact our office for a detailed explanation on the investigation process. You may also find a complete description of the process in the CSU Nondiscrimination Policy.

We recognize that an investigation is not for everyone, and that many may want more control over the process and outcome(s). An informal resolution is an alternative to an investigation. It may take a variety of customizable forms such as a shuttled mediation, a facilitated conversation(s), or the submission of impact and mitigation statements. This flowchart [pdf] helps explain the informal resolution process.

3. Facilitate Trainings

You may request a training from the Office for Title IX and Equal Opportunity.

Request A Training