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Reviewing and Enhancing Title IX at CSUSM

In fall 2021, President Ellen Neufeldt announced steps that CSUSM would take to prevent and respond to sexual harassment. These steps included forming a Sexual Harassment Task Force, participating in NASPA's Culture of Respect Self Study, and working with an external reviewer (TNG) to audit university Title IX processes. In June 2022, Interim CSU Chancellor Jolene Koester announced that each of the 23 campuses in the system would also go through an independent assessment of Title IX processes with the firm Cozen O'Connor. 

Learn more about these efforts at these weblinks:

CSUSM Sexual Harassment Task Force CSUSM Title IX Review (TNG)  CSU Title IX Review (Cozen O'Connor)

Title IX Implementation Team

With all of the recommendations from the various sources and initiatives in hand, President Neufeldt charged an implementation team in summer 2023 to work with our campus community to put the recommendations into action. The implementation team includes:

  • Dr. Bridget Blanshan (Chair) - Associate Vice President, Student Affairs & Title IX Coordinator
  • Dr. Ranjeeta Basu - Professor of Economics and CSUSM Sexual Harrassment Taskforce Co-Chair (faculty representative)
  • Justin Cadiz - 2023-2024 ASI VP of Student & University Affairs (student representative)
  • Dr. Viridiana Diaz - Vice President, Student Affairs
  • Dr. Sarah Villarreal - Chief of Staff, Office of the President
  • Vanessa Vincent - Administrative Analyst, Financial Services - Extended Learning (staff representative)

Upcoming Events

Stakeholder Drop-in Sessions: Bring a lunch and have a chat with your Title IX Implementation Team Representative!

  • Student Session cohosted by Jason Cadiz (ASI VP of Student & University Affairs) &  Dr. Viridiana Diaz
  • Thurs., Nov. 16 from Noon to 1:15 p.m.
  • Faculty Session hosted by Dr. Ranjeeta Basu
  • Tues., Nov. 28 from 12:30  to 1:45 p.m.
  • Staff Session hosted by Vanessa Vincent
  • Date & Time TBD

Important Links

CSUSM Title IX/Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation (DHR) Office 

Bystander Intervention - Learn how you can take action when you see risky behavior.

CSUSM Title IX Annual Reports

Title IX Polices and Procedures 

Mandatory Reporting and other resources for CSUSM Faculty & Staff

File a Title IX Report - Learn how to file a Title IX report and your options.

Past Events

Communication Archive