Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination in federally funded education programs and activities. The law 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." The University maintains a Title IX Policy which implements Title IX's prohibition against gender discrimination and sexual harassment and Grievance Procedures for Addressing Formal Complaints of Sexual Harassment Under the May 19, 2020 Title IX Regulations to report sexual misconduct or sexual harassment.
Victims and survivors of sexual harassment or sexual violence, and persons accused of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct, can find Supportive Resources here and include resources in these categories: Emergency, Crime Reporting, Campus Reporting, Medical Assistance, SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner), 24-Hour 24/7 Crisis Text and Phone Hotlines for Immediate Help, Counseling and Advocacy for Victims and Survivors of Sexual Violence, Legal Resources; CSU Policies and Procedures; Learn About Affirmative Consent, Resources about Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships, Resources for LGBTQ+ Community Members, Resources for Victims and Survivors, Resources for Accused Students, and Resources for Parents.
Sexual harassment and sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, sexual exploitation, relationship and dating violence, and stalking, may be reported to the Title IX Coordinators:
LaJuan N. Flores, M.Ed., SPHR
Director and Title IX Coordinator, Office for Institutional Equity
216-687-2223; 2300 Euclid Avenue, Ste. 236; email@example.com; or after hours urgent matters: 216-369-9445 (call or text)
The University prohibits sexual harassment and sexual misconduct pursuant to the Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Violence and Retaliation and maintains OIE Procedures for sexual misconduct that falls outside of the jurisdiction of Title IX. The Title IX Coordinators in the Office for Institutional Equity assists students with accessing the policy and procedures which applies to their situation.
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is the division of the federal government charged with enforcing compliance with Title IX. Information regarding OCR can be found at www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html
The Title IX Coordinators and all University officials have received training on their responsibilities under Title IX. Training programs are listed here.