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Title IX 

The California State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, 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. The Executive Director of Human Resources has been designated to coordinate the efforts of the California Maritime Academy to comply with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination on these bases. For inquiries concerning compliance, please call 707-654-1135. The California State University is committed to providing equal opportunities to male and female 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 conduct of a sexual nature that includes, but is not limited to, sexual violence, sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, indecent exposure and other verbal, nonverbal or physical unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, where 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 means physical sexual acts (such as unwelcome sexual touching, sexual assault, sexual battery and rape) perpetrated against an individual without consent or against an individual who is incapable of giving consent due to that individual’s use of drugs or alcohol, or disability. 

♦    See further information in the California Maritime Academy’s sexual violence prevention and education statement at http://www.csum.edu/web/police-services/clery.

Who 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 (sexual assault and violence); 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:

♦    Ingrid C. Williams, Executive Director of Human Resources

♦    200 Maritime Academy Drive

Vallejo, CA  94590-8181

iwilliams@csum.edu

♦    707-654-1135

Deputy Title IX Coordinators:

  1. Student Affairs Administrators

  2.  Academic Dean

University Police (Police Services)

♦    Chief Roseann Richard

♦    200 Maritime Academy Dr.

      Vallejo, CA  94590-8181

      rrichard@csum.edu

♦    707-654-1175

 

Student Health Services

Email: healthcenter@csum.edu
Phone: (707) 654-1170
Fax: (707) 654-1171

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

♦    800-421-3481 or ocr@ed.gov

♦ If you wish to fill out a complaint form online with the OCR, you may do so at: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.htm

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. 

Complaint Procedures

CSU Executive Order 1074 (http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1074.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.

 

Safety of the Campus Community is Primary

The university’s primary concern is the safety of its campus community members. The use of alcohol or drugs never makes the victim at fault for sexual discrimination, harassment or violence; therefore, victims should not be deterred from reporting incidents of sexual violence out of a concern that they might be disciplined for related violations of drug, alcohol or other university policies. Except in extreme circumstances, victims of sexual violence shall not be subject to discipline for related violations of the Student Conduct Code.

Information Regarding Campus, Criminal and Civil Consequences of Committing Acts of Sexual Violence

Individuals alleged to have committed sexual assault may face criminal prosecution by law enforcement and may incur penalties as a result of civil litigation. In addition, employees and students may face discipline at the university. Employees may face sanctions up to and including dismissal from employment, pursuant to established CSU policies and provisions of applicable collective bargaining unit agreements.

Students charged with sexual discrimination, harassment or violence will be subject to discipline, pursuant to the California State University Student Conduct Procedures (see Executive Order 1073 at http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1073.pdf) and will be subject to appropriate sanctions. 

In addition, during any investigation, the university may implement interim measures in order to maintain a safe and non-discriminatory educational environment. Such measures may include immediate interim suspension from the university, required move from university-owned or affiliated housing, adjustment to course schedule, or prohibition from contact with parties involved in the alleged incident.

 Additional Resources

♦    California Maritime Academy’s sexual violence prevention and education at http://www.csum.edu/web/police-services/clery.

♦    U.S. Department of Education, regional office:

      Office for Civil Rights

      50 Beale Street, Suite 7200

      San Francisco, CA 94105

      415-486-5555

      TDD 877-521-2172

♦    U.S. Department of Education, national office:

      Office for Civil Rights

      800-872-5327

 

♦    Know Your Rights about Title IX

      http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/title-ix-rights-201104.html

 

California Coalition Against Sexual Assault

(http://calcasa.org/)

1215 K. Street, Suite 1850

Sacramento, CA 95814

916-446-2520

 

♦    Domestic and Family Violence, Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice

♦    National Institute of Justice: Intimate Partner Violence, Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice

♦    National Domestic Violence Hotline:

      1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

♦    Office of Violence against Women, United States Department of Justice

♦    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Intimate Partner Violence

♦    Defending Childhood, United States Department of Justice

♦    Local Community Resource Information:

 

Rape Crisis Hotline:  707-258-8000

Mental Health Crisis Line:  707-553-5332

Victims of Crime Resources:  1-800-842-8467