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Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation (DHR)

CSU Systemwide Policies on Non-Discrimination and Harassment in Employment

The California State University (CSU) is committed to maintaining an inclusive community that values diversity and fosters tolerance and mutual respect.  The CSU strives to be free from all forms of unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

CSU Executive Order 1096 is the 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. EO 1096 also reaffirms CSU's commitment to providing equal opportunities and maintaining an environment free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. Accordingly, discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, gender identity or expression, nationality, marital status, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status is prohibited.

Resolution and Filing of Complaints of Discrimination and Harassment

All individuals have the right to participate fully in CSU programs and activities free from Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation. There are different complaint procedures depending on the classification of the complainant. Any Employee or Third Party may file a Complaint reporting Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, Sexual Misconduct, Dating or Domestic Violence, or Stalking under this policy. 

Employees

The procedures for Employees and Third Parties to file allegations of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation and for the University to respond to such allegations are outlined in CSU Executive Order 1096.

To file a written complaint, please use the Discrimination/Harassment/Retaliation Complaint Form.  Employees are strongly encouraged to contact the following university officials to seek advice and assistance pertaining to the University's policies and complaint resolution procedures for discrimination and harassment:

Employee Group Department Contact Information
Staff, MPP, Student Employees Labor & Employee Relations,
Office of Human Resources
(760) 750-4416,
Craven Hall 1200 
Faculty Employees Associate Vice President,
Faculty Affairs
(760) 750-4052,
Craven Hall 5210 
Academic Student Employees
(Unit 11)
Associate Vice President,
Faculty Affairs
(760) 750-4052,
Craven Hall 5210 


Applicants for Employment and Independent Contractors

To file a written complaint, please use the Discrimination/Harassment/Retaliation Complaint Form. Applicants for employment and independent contractors are encouraged to contact the following university officials to seek advice and assistance pertaining to the University's policies and complaint resolution procedures for discrimination and harassment:

External Group Department Contact Information        
Applicants for Employment:
Non-Faculty positions
Labor & Employee Relations,
Office of Human Resources
(760) 750-4416,
Craven Hall 1200
Applicants for Employment:
Faculty positions
Associate Vice President,
Faculty Affairs
(760) 750-4052,
Craven Hall 5210
Applicants for Employment:
Academic Student Employee positions (Unit 11)
Associate Vice President,
Faculty Affairs
(760) 750-4052,
Craven Hall 5210
Independent Contractors Labor & Employee Relations,
Office of Human Resources
(760) 750-4416,
Craven Hall 1200

In addition to the CSU procedures listed above, applicants or employees may also file complaints of discrimination based on a protected status with these external agencies:

California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)


Students and Applicants for Admission

If an allegation of Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, Sexual Misconduct, Dating or Domestic Violence, or Stalking arose out of the person’s status as a Student and not their status as an Employee, the allegations shall be handled under Executive Order 1097 (Systemwide Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking against Students and Systemwide Procedure for Addressing Such Complaints by Students).

Students and Applicants for Admission can learn more on the Dean of Students website or by contacting (760) 750-4935, University Student Union 3500.