TO: CSULB Staff, Faculty, and Students
FROM: Larisa Hamada
Director, Office of Equity & Diversity
SUBJECT: Title IX: Addressing Allegations of Gender Equity and Sexual Assault
Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681) is an all-encompassing federal law that prohibits discrimination based on the gender of students and employees in educational institutions which receive federal financial assistance.
Title IX states, "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance" (20 U.S.C. § 1681).
The California State University does not discriminate on the basis of gender, which includes sex and gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation in its education programs or activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender or sexual orientation in employment, as well as in all education programs and activities operated by the University (both on and off campus). The protection against discrimination on the basis of gender or sexual orientation includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and gender based dating and domestic violence and stalking.
The University has designated three administrators to oversee the implementation of Title IX and the administrative responsibility of reviewing such matters:
CSULB's Title IX Coordinator is Larisa Hamada, Director, Equity & Diversity. She is charged with monitoring Title IX compliance University wide, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, and gender discrimination involving University employees and students. Questions regarding Title IX, as well as concerns and complaints of non-compliance, may be directed to Larisa Hamada at email@example.com or 562-985-8256. The Office of Equity & Diversity is located in the Foundation Building (FND 120). The process to file a formal University complaint against a University employee or student on the basis of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation is CSU's Executive Order 1097.
The Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Student Sexual Misconduct is Tom Malizia, Director, Student Conduct & Ethical Development. He is charged with assisting the Title IX Coordinator in addressing student complaints of sexual harassment, including sexual assault, sexual violence or other sexual misconduct, against other University student(s). The process to file a formal University complaint against another student is CSU's Executive Order 1097.
Student Conduct & Ethical Development can be reached at 562-985-5270 or University Student Union, Room 224.
The Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics is Cindy Masner, Senior Associate Athletics Director/ Senior Women's Administrator. She is charged with monitoring gender equity in Athletics. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 562-985-8527.
Her office is located in the Barrett Athletic Administration Center.
Main line: (562) 985-4101
Larisa Hamada, Title IX Coordinator Equity & Diversity
Main line: (562) 985-8256