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CSU Chancellor's Office Title IX Review

The CSU's Commitment to Change

To strengthen its systems of care and compliance, in 2022 and 2023 the CSU engaged Cozen O'Connor to conduct a systemwide assessment of its Title IX and Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation (DHR) programs. The report identifies core observations and recommendations for improvements at both the system and university levels. The CSU remains committed to making the meaningful and impactful changes needed to transform our Title IX and other anti-discrimination policies, procedures, infrastructure, culture and climate within the Chancellor's Office and our 23 universities.

Read the Full CSU Report

Read the CSUSM Report

The Process

The Cozen O'Connor Institutional Response Group conducted interviews and campus visits, in addition to gathering feedback through surveys and a dedicated email to conduct this assessment and develop recommendations. Interviews on campus at CSUSM included the following campus stakeholder groups and individuals by title. 

Campus Safety Officers
Chief and Deputy Chief Diversity Officers
Clery Director
Cougar Care Network
Dean of Students
DHR Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator
Faculty Affairs
Health Educators
Housing/Residential Education
Human Resources
Identity Centers
Provost and Vice Provost
Sexual Harassment Taskforce
Sexual Violence Prevention Educators and Advocates
Student Health and Counseling
Student Life
Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator
University Counsel
Vice President, Student Affairs

2023 California State Auditor Report

In late April 2022, the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) of the state legislature recommended the California State Auditor (CSA) audit the CSU system'​s handling of sexual harassment complaints involving executives, faculty and staff at the CO and three campuses: Fresno State, SJSU (San José State University), and SSU (Sonoma State University). More information about the state audit process can be found on their website​.

2022-109 Audit Scope & Objectives