California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, or sexual orientation in its education programs or activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus) that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX protects all people regardless of their gender or gender identity from sex discrimination, which includes sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.
- Rights and Options for Victims of Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence and Stalking
- Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex
- Myths and Facts about Sexual Misconduct
Safety of the CSUSM Campus Community is Primary
The university's primary concern is the safety of its campus community members. The use of alcohol or drugs never makes the victim/survivor at fault for sexual discrimination, harassment or violence; therefore, victim/survivors should not be deterred from reporting incidents of sexual violence out of a concern that they might be disciplined for related violations of drug, alcohol or other university policies. Except in extreme circumstances, victim/survivors of sexual violence shall not be subject to discipline for related violations of the Student Conduct Code.
Information Regarding Consequences of Committing Acts of Sexual Violence
Individuals alleged to have committed sexual assault may face criminal prosecution by law enforcement and may incur penalties as a result of civil litigation. In addition, employees and students may face discipline/sanctions at the university.
Employees may face sanctions up to and including dismissal from employment, per established CSU policies and provisions of applicable collective bargaining unit agreements.
Students charged with sexual discrimination, harassment or violence will be subject to discipline, pursuant to the California State University Student Conduct Procedures (see Executive Order 1098) and will be subject to appropriate sanctions. In addition, during any investigation, the university may implement interim measures in order to maintain a safe and non-discriminatory educational environment. Such measures may include immediate interim suspension from the university, required move from university housing, adjustment to course schedule, or prohibition from contact with parties involved in the alleged incident.
24 Hour Crisis Hotline (Center for Community Solutions):(888) 385-4657
University Police: 9-1-1 on campus phones or (760) 750-4567
Campus Escort Service: (760) 750-4567
Student Health and Counseling Services/Sexual Violence Advocate and Educator: Christa Wencl (760) 750-4915
Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Bridget Blanshan: (760) 750-4056
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students, Dilcie Perez: (760) 750-4935
San Diego County Sheriff San Marcos: (760) 510-5200
Center for Community Solutions: (760) 747-6282
Women's Resource Center (Oceanside): (760) 757-3500
University Policies and Procedures:
- Executive Order 1095 Notice of Non-Discrimination
- Executive Order 1095 Myths and Facts about Sexual Violence
- Executive Order 1095 Rights and Options for Victims of Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking
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