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TITLE IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681) prohibits discrimination based on the gender of students and employees in educational institutions which receive federal financial assistance. Best known for requiring gender equity in collegiate athletics, Title IX broadly prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. Sexual violence is viewed under the law as an extreme form of hostile environment/sexual harassment and must be addressed.

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).

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), in compliance with federal and state laws, does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or gender in educational programs, services, or activities.

CSULB takes allegations of sexual harassment and sexual violence very seriously. The University follows system-wide policies and procedures to ensure due process for involved parties. If individuals are found in violation of University policy, they will be held accountable.

For the relevant California State University Executive Orders, please use the following links:

  • Executive Order 1097
    https://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1097-rev-10-5-16.pdf
    • Systemwide Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation, Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking against Students and Systemwide Procedure for Addressing Such Complaints by Students | Executive Order 1097 Revised October 5, 2016
  • Executive Order 1096
    http://www.calstate.edu/EO/EO-1096-rev-10-5-16.html
    • Systemwide Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking against Employees and Third Parties and Systemwide Procedure for Addressing Such Complaints by Employees and Third Parties | Executive Order 1096 Revised October 5, 2016

For more information on Title IX at CSULB, please visit: web.csulb.edu/divisions/students/titleix/.
On this site, you will find the University's Title IX booklet: "Campus Sexual Harassment/Misconduct: Response, Procedure and Resources under Title IX". The booklet includes campus contacts for filing complaints, annual statistics, and on- and off-campus resources.

Title IX Coordinator
Maleta Wilson
Division of Student Affairs, Brotman Hall 377
Email: Maleta.Wilson@csulb.edu
Phone: (562) 985-5587

Reporting Options

Administrative Reports (Non-Confidential)

Reports of sexual harassment and sexual violence may be made using this form:

Reports may also be made directly to the Title IX Coordinator or the designees listed below:

Maleta Wilson, Title IX Coordinator for Students
Email: Maleta.Wilson@csulb.edu
Phone: (562) 985-5587
Division of Student Affairs, Brotman Hall 377

Ken Kelly, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Associate Dean of Students
Email: Kenneth.Kelly@csulb.edu
Phone: (562) 985-8670
University Student Union, 313B

Larisa Hamada, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Faculty, Staff and Third Parties & Director, Office of Equity and Diversity
Email: Larisa.Hamada@csulb.edu
Phone (562) 985-8256
Foundation Building Room 120

Cindy Masner, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics and Deputy Athletics Director/SWA
Email: Cindy.Masner@csulb.edu
Phone: (562) 985-8146
Barrett Athletics Administration Center Room 124

More detailed information about Reporting Options is included in the Title IX booklet. The CSULB Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinator can assist you with further clarification.

Criminal Reports

The CSULB University Police Department (UPD) and any law enforcement agency must notify victims of sexual violence that their name will become a matter of public record unless they request confidentiality. If the request is made, the police will not divulge the victim's identity to anyone including the Title IX Coordinator. However, UPD will report the facts of the case to the Title IX Coordinator.

University Police Department
1250 Bellflower Blvd. Long Beach CA 90840
Location: across from Student Recreation and Wellness Center on Palo Verde
(562)985-4101 (non-emergency 24/7); when on campus 911 (emergency 24/7)

Gender Equity in Athletics

California State University, Long Beach and the Athletics Department are committed to gender equity and adherence to the federal Title IX requirements.

As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), California State University, Long Beach (Long Beach State) is committed to providing an athletic program that is operated in accordance with the NCAA standards. The NCAA's principle of Cultural Diversity and Gender Equity as stated in the NCAA Manual requires all member institutions to take responsibility "to establish and maintain an environment that values cultural diversity and gender equity among its student-athletes and intercollegiate athletics department staff."

The Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education enforces Title IX. The office has authority to develop policy on the regulations it enforces. In regard to athletics programs, OCR issued an Intercollegiate Athletics Policy Interpretation in 1979 and clarified that guidance in 1996.

Title IX requires that institutions that receive federal funding provide equal educational opportunities for members of both sexes. If the institution offers an athletic program, Title IX requires that the overall program provide equal opportunities to male and female athletes in terms of participation opportunities, quality and kinds of benefits, and the treatment that athletes receive.

The Test - "An athletics program can be considered gender equitable when the participants in both the men's and women's sports programs would accept as fair and equitable the overall program of the other gender. No individual should be discriminated against on the basis of gender, institutionally or nationally, in intercollegiate athletics." ~NCAA Gender Equity Task Force

Issues with Title IX and Athletics should be addressed with:

Cindy Masner
Deputy Athletics Director/SWA, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Email: Cindy.Masner@csulb.edu
Phone: (562) 985-8146

Or
Maleta Wilson
Title IX Coordinator
Email: Maleta.Wilson@csulb.edu
Phone: (562) 985-5587

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