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Cozen O'Connor Report CSUSB Title IX and Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation (DHR) Assessment

CSUSB Implementation Team Roster

New Federal Regulations

In May 2020, the U.S. Department of Education amended the regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The proposed regulations focused on sexual harassment (including sexual assault) and were intended to replace prior guidance issued by the Federal Government.

The Federal Title IX Rules have now been released and may be viewed via the Department of Education website.

From The Executive Director

At California State University, San Bernardino, we take Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation (DHR), Title IX, sexual misconduct and Whistleblower very seriously. Our goal is to provide the campus community with education, awareness, reporting options and meaningful assistance. We hope to provide you with information on the CSU Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Exploitation, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking, and Retaliation (Nondiscrimination Policy), reporting procedures for DHR and Title IX incidents. Additionally, our goal is to help increase your understanding on what constitutes sexual and interpersonal misconduct, consent, being an effective bystander, and what to do if you or your friend experience sexual or interpersonal misconduct.

This site will provide information on events that continue to bring awareness to, and encourage the prevention of, sexual and interpersonal misconduct at CSUSB. Lastly, the resources given provide a list of available on- and off-campus support to someone who has experienced a DHR and/or Title IX incident.

We invite you to take a few minutes to review our website for information on the resources and programs we offer to assist you. 

Statement of Purpose

Institutional Equity and Compliance:

Oversee DHR, Title IX and Whistleblower responsibilities on campus by investigating complaints or allegations of sex/gender/sexual orientation, discrimination, harassment or retaliation and acts of sexual violence, while using a variety of CSU Policies, complaint processes and as well as raise awareness on campus.

The Executive Director and Title IX Coordinator oversees the CSU protocol regarding Discrimination/Harassment/Retaliation, Whistleblower and Title IX, 'a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an educational institution's academic, educational, extracurricular and athletic activities (both on and off campus).' We follow the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights guidelines by:

  • Upholding the university's obligation to respond to sexual harassment, gender harassment and sexual violence
  • Following CSU policies and complaint procedures
  • Working with designated CSUSB personnel
  • Offering resources and remedies for victims
  • Providing education and training for the campus at large

Title IX Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex

The California State University does not discriminate on the basis of gender, which includes sex and gender identity or gender 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), including admissions. 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.

Link to policy:

CSU Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Exploitation, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking, and Retaliation (Nondiscrimination Policy)

Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to have experienced the conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), by phone, mail, or electronic mail, using the contact information listed below for the Title IX Coordinator, or by any other means that results in the Title IX Coordinator receiving the person’s verbal or written report. Such a report may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by using the telephone number or electronic mail address, or by mail to the office address, listed for the Title IX Coordinator.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination Policies and Title IX complaints for California State University, San Bernardino:

Cristina Alvarez

David Hou
Executive Director
DHR Administrator and Title IX Coordinator


Questions may also be addressed to:

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Office for Civil Rights
San Francisco Office
U.S. Department of Education
50 United Nations Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: (415) 486-5555
Facsimile: (415) 486-5570