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.
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
Cougar Care Network
Dean of Students
DHR Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator
Provost and Vice Provost
Sexual Harassment Taskforce
Sexual Violence Prevention Educators and Advocates
Student Health and Counseling
Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator
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.