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Discrimination, Harassment, Violence & Bullying

California State University, Chico is committed to maintaining a work environment where every employee (Faculty, Staff and MPP), applicant, independent contractor, and student is treated with dignity and respect. CSU, Chico will not tolerate unlawful discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation on the basis of race, ancestry, color, sex, religion, age (40 or older), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, and/or national or ethnic origin, under any program of the University.

Please contact Equal Opportunity & Dispute Resolution (EODR)(opens in new window) with questions concerning the application of federal and state laws, as well as CSU and campus policies. 

Campus Policy

Discrimination and Harassment Policies and Procedures for Employees and Third Parties

Federal and State Legal References

Title IX, the Campus SaVE Act, and Related Legislation: Systemwide Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, Stalking Policy

Erika Romo, Assistant VP, Equal Opportunity & Dispute Resolution is the designated Title IX Coordinator for CSU, Chico. Please refer to the Title IX website for more information. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It reads:

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." Legal Citation: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)

Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual violence. While it is often thought of as a law that applies to athletics programs, Title IX is much broader than Athletics and applies to all programs at the university. While compliance with the law is everyone's responsibility at Chico State, the Director of Labor Relations & Compliance has primary responsibility for Title IX compliance. Duties and responsibilities are: monitoring and oversight of overall implementation of Title IX Compliance at the University; including coordination of training and education communications; and coordination with Student Affairs, Human Resources and Academic Personnel on the processing of complaints and grievances alleging discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation to the extent they fall under Title IX and other members of the University community.

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