Title IX/Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation

General Information

Campus Resources & Reporting Options

Notice of Nondiscrimination 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, sexual exploitation, dating and domestic violence, and stalking. 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), in-person, by mail, by telephone, or by 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, Monterey Bay:

Raquel Bonilla

Interim Title IX and DHR Coordinator
100 Campus Center, Bldg. 201, Suite 211
Seaside, CA 93955

Web Address: https://csumb.edu/titleix/ (you may also file a report online by visiting this site.)

Email Raquel Bonilla

Title IX/DHR Office Phone Number: (831) 582-4089

Questions may also be addressed to:

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
Email: OCR.SanFrancisco@ed.gov 

Who to Contact with Questions, Concerns, or Complaints

Call 9-1-1 if you are in the midst of any kind of emergency, immediate harm or threat of harm.

The University has designated a Title IX Coordinator to provide you with assistance and support, and to monitor and oversee overall compliance with laws and policies related to Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking. Your Campus Title IX Coordinator is available to explain and discuss your right to file a criminal complaint; the University’s relevant complaint process, and your right to receive assistance with that process, including the investigation process; how confidentiality is handled; available resources, both on and off Campus; and other related matters.

If you have experienced Sexual Misconduct (e.g., Rape, Acquaintance Rape, or Sexual Battery), Dating or Domestic Violence, or Stalking, you are encouraged to seek immediate assistance from police and healthcare providers for your physical safety, emotional support and medical care.

University police can escort you to a safe place and transport you to a hospital or a sexual assault response center for a medical examination, if needed. University police can also provide access to a confidential Sexual Assault Victim’s Advocate. If you would prefer not to notify the police, you are strongly encouraged to seek assistance from the campus Title IX Coordinator who can provide you with information on your options, rights and remedies, and/or the Campus Sexual Assault Victim’s Advocate. The campus Title IX Coordinator is available to assist you in notifying the police, if you wish. The Sexual Assault Victim’s Advocate listed below can also assist you in notifying the police and/or the campus Title IX Coordinator.

24 Hour police services EMERGENCY: 911
24 Hour Non-Emergency: (831) 655- 0268
Anonymous Tip Line: (831) 582-4747

https://csumb.edu/police
OnlineAnonymousTip Line

Chief of Police, Earl Lawson

elawson@csumb.edu 
Building 82, Valley Hall
M-F 8am-5pm

Campus Advocate

(831) 402-9477

Department of Education

Office for Civil Rights
50 Beale Street, Suite 7200
San Francisco, CA 94105-1813
(415) 486-5555

ocr.sanfrancisco@ed.gov

How to file a complaint under university complaint procedures

Federal and state laws require that the CSU adopt and publish complaint procedures that provide for prompt and equitable resolution of Sex Discrimination complaints, including Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking.

The CSU Nondiscrimination policy sets forth the Systemwide policy prohibiting, and procedure for addressing, Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking against Students, Employees and Third Parties.

The campus Title IX/DHR Coordinator is available to provide you with written and verbal information regarding the applicable University complaint procedure for investigating and addressing your reported incident. Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator is listed above.

** Note that you can reach out for support services with Title IX/DHR without having to file for investigation **

The "Report Concerning/Discriminating Behavior" button can be found at the bottom of every CSUMB page.  Click it to file an online report.