Eliminate Campus Sexual Violence

Required For

All Employees
All Students

 Contact Information

Scott Kasper
Employee Relations and Compliance Manager
Human Resources
(707) 826-5174

Goal

Eliminate discrimination and campus sexual violence.

Who

Required for all California State University employees.

Why

The California State University (CSU) is committed to maintaining an inclusive community that values diversity and fosters tolerance and mutual respect. We embrace and encourage our community differences in Age, Disability, Race or Ethnicity, Gender, Gender Identity or Expression, Nationality, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Genetic Information, Veteran or Military Status, and other characteristics that make our community unique. All individuals have the right to participate fully in CSU programs and activities free from Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation. The CSU prohibits Harassment of any kind, including Sexual Harassment, as well as Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking. Such behavior violates University policy and may also violate state or federal law. All sexual activity between members of the CSU community must be based on Affirmative Consent. Engaging in any sexual activity without first obtaining Affirmative Consent to the specific sexual activity is Sexual Misconduct and constitutes a violation of this policy, whether or not the sexual activity violates any civil or criminal law. This is expressed in Executive Orders 1095, 1096 and 1097.

When

Newly hired employees should aim to complete this training within the first 60 days of employment. The revised Executive Orders and current law requires new employees to complete training within the first six months of employment and on an annual basis thereafter. Existing employees are required to take this training within twelve months of the effective date of the revised Executive Orders, and on an annual basis thereafter. Best practice suggests completing this training within the first 60 days of the revised Executive Orders.

How Often

Every year

Additional Information

The CSU prohibits:

  1. Discrimination, including Harassment, because of any Protected Status: i.e., Age, Disability, Gender, Genetic Information, Gender Identity or Expression, Nationality, Marital Status, Race or Ethnicity, Religion, Sexual Orientation, and Veteran or Military Status;
  2. Retaliation for exercising rights under this policy, opposing Discrimination or Harassment because of a Protected Status, or for participating in any manner in any related investigation or proceeding;
  3. Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking;
  4. Sexual Misconduct of any kind, which includes sexual activity engaged in without Affirmative Consent; and,
  5. Employees from entering into a consensual relationship with any Student or Employee over whom s/he exercises direct or otherwise significant academic, administrative, supervisory, evaluative, counseling, or extracurricular authority.

The University shall respond promptly and effectively to all complaints of Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking, and shall take appropriate action to prevent, correct, and discipline conduct that violates policy.

Please see the HSU Title IX website for more information.