Preventing Discrimination and Harassment for Non-Supervisors

Required For

Select Employees
All Students

 Contact Information

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

Goal

Sexual harassment training will focus on federal and state statutory provisions, prevention and correction of sexual harassment and remedies available to victims.

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. This training is required by Executive Orders 1095, 1096 and 1097.

When

New employees shall complete the required training within six months of their initial hiring. Best practice suggests completing this training within the first 60 days of assignment. All existing non-supervisory employees will be assigned the training and must complete the training within twelve months of the effective date of the revised Executive orders and on an annual basis thereafter. Again, best practice suggests completing this training within the first 60 days of assignment.

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 this policy.

Please see Executive Orders 1095, 1096 and 1097 for more information.