Title IX/Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation

Responsible Employee

All employees (except those explicitly designated as confidential resources) must report to Title IX/DHR any notice they receive of discriminatory or retaliatory behavior by, or directed toward, a campus affiliate.

This is not the same as being a designated reporter under the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA)

Discrimination & retaliation

Discrimination is any adverse action, or offensive conduct that is severe or pervasive (harassment), 
occurring based on a protected category. Retaliation is any adverse action reasonably perceived as resulting from reporting or participating in a discrimination complaint process. This includes sexual assault, domestic or dating violence, and stalking.

How to make a report

File a report online

For questions, contact: 
Raquel Bonilla, the Title IX Coordinator/DHR Administrator
Main office: 831/582-4089
(Email is recommended for faster response) 

What information do I provide?

All information you have should be reported. The Coordinator is fully cognizant of all sensitivity and confidentiality requirements.

All examples included are provided to aid understanding and do not constitute a comprehensive list. If ever in doubt, please contact the Coordinator to consult, or default to reporting.

Protected categories

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender (sex, identity, expression)
  • Genetic Information
  • Nationality
  • Ethnicity (including color, caste, or ancestry)
  • Marital Status
  • Race
  • Religion/Creed
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Veteran or Military Status
  • Sexual Assault
  • Stalking
  • Domestic/Dating Violence
  • Sexual Misconduct/harassment
  • Retaliation (must have casual connection to protected category)

Situational examples

Do responsible employees report that a CSUMB student/employee told them she had been slapped across the face by her date at a party?

Even if her date was not affiliated with CSUMB? 
Yes, we still have obligations to provide information and support resources to our affiliate.

Even if she doesn’t want to report it? 
Yes. Only confidential resources are exempt from reporting, but Title IX/DHR is well versed in being sensitive to privacy concerns and will not share beyond need-to-know.

Do responsible employees report that a student/employee asked for interim measures (no contact orders, class/exam/schedule changes, etc.)? 
Maybe. Do you know if it is due to experiencing discrimination, or participating in a discrimination complaint process? Then yes.

Do responsible employees report that a CSUMB student/employee told them “something bad happened”? 
Not required unless you have specific reason to know it relates to a protected category