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CSUSM Sexual Assault Policy


Philosophy

Concern for others is the standard for personal interaction in the University. Cal State San Marcos takes seriously its obligation to uphold the laws of the larger community of which it is a part. The University’s Mission Statement values fairness and respect for all persons in the University community. Association with the University imposes the additional obligation on every person to abide by all the rules and regulations of The California State University as well as all local, state, and federal laws.

Policy

Cal State San Marcos will not tolerate sexual assault in any form. Where there is evidence that sexual assault has been committed, on campus or at a University-related event, severe disciplinary action will be initiated, including the possibility of suspension or dismissal for employees and suspension or expulsion for students. In addition, criminal remedies may be sought by the victim through appropriate legal channels. Due process in all University proceedings will be ensured.

For addtional information see the CSUSM Title IX Notice of Non-Discrimination


Education

A variety of educational literature, brochures, pamphlets, and videos about sexual assault and rape are available in the library, from the University Police, Counseling and Psychological Services, and the Women's Center. Programs targeted for students and other University personnel are scheduled during the academic year. These programs provide factual information about sexual assault, promote open discussion, encourage reporting, and provide information about prevention to faculty, staff, and both male and female students. The programs focus on prevention and awareness including critical factual information about the
prevalence of stranger and acquaintance rape, how and where it happens, its impact, and the relationship between alcohol and drug use and sexual assault.

Sexual Assault Reporting Procedures

Persons involved in, or a witness to a campus-related sexual assault should notify University Police at 750-3111. This office will be responsible for notifying appropriate University offices. Persons possessing knowledge of a campus related sexual assault should report their information to University Police.