Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation

CSU Nondiscrimination policy prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation, sexual misconduct, sexual exploitation, dating and domestic violence, and stalking against students, employees, and third parties. The policy also includes the procedures for addressing complaints made against students and complaints made against employees and third parties.

Procedures and Process for Complaints Alleging Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation

DHR has information on:

  • The University’s relevant complaint process
  • Your right to receive assistance with the complaint process, including the administrative investigation process
  • How confidentiality is handled
  • Available resources, both on and off campus; and other related matters

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CSU Nondiscrimination Policy is the systemwide procedure for all reports of Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking made by employees, student employees, or a third party against the CSU, a CSU employee, CSU students, or a third party.

To file a complaint, please fill out and submit the following Title IX Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Incident report to the Title IX Coordinator, Terri La Beaux.

A summary of the report process (in cases alleging Sex Discrimination) is outlined below. Please reference the full CSU Nondiscrimination Policy for details.

  • Filing a report. A written report shall be submitted to the Title IX Coordinator. The date of receipt shall be deemed to be the report filing date. The Title IX Coordinator shall offer reasonable accommodation to Complainants who are unable to submit a written report because of a Disability. 
  • Timeline for filing a report. Immediately following an act/action/incident that falls under CSU Nondiscrimination Policy or as soon as possible thereafter, Complainants who believe they are or may have been victims of Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, Sexual Misconduct, Dating or Domestic Violence or Stalking, may initiate the Article III. Campus Procedure for Responding to Complaints to receive information about the procedures that exist for resolving such matters. All incidents should be reported even if a significant amount of time has passed. However, delaying a report or Complaint may impede the ability to conduct an investigation or take appropriate remedial actions
  • Report Requirements. The Complainant should complete the report form for Discrimination/Harassment/Retaliation reports. The reporting party complete the form themselves or complete the form when meeting with the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinator.
  • Intake interview. The Title IX Coordinator shall promptly meet with the Complainant after receiving the report. The Complainant shall make him/herself available for this meeting.
  • Confidentiality. Information regarding the report shall be shared with other University employees and law enforcement exclusively on a “need to know” basis.
  • Investigation Procedure. The Complainant and the Accused shall have equal opportunities to present relevant witnesses and evidence in connection with the investigation. The investigation shall be completed no later than 100 Working Days after receiving the Level I report, unless the timeline has been extended pursuant to Article VIII. E or F.
  • Investigative Report. Within the investigation period stated above, the Investigator shall prepare an investigative report.
  • Notice of Investigation Outcome. The Title IX Coordinator shall notify the Complainant in writing of the investigation outcome within 10 Working Days of completing the report. If the outcome is that this Nondiscrimination Policy was not violated, the notice shall inform the Complainant of his/her right to file an appeal under Article VII. A separate written notice shall be provided to the Accused indicating whether the allegations at Level I were substantiated. If the investigation outcome is that this Nondiscrimination Policy was not violated, the Accused shall also be informed of the Complainant’s right to file an appeal.
  • Appeal Process. Please read the full policy for information regarding the appeal process.

Equitable Rights

  • When complainant and respondent receive the Notice of Investigation, they are informed of their right to have a representative of their choice when being interviewed by the investigator.
  • The complainant is informed through the official notice of the Investigation Outcome of the right to appeal to the Chancellor's Office if not satisfied with the findings of the investigation.
  • The complainant and the respondent are informed of their rights to provide the investigator with information and documentation they feel are relevant to the claim at any time during the investigation.
  • The complainant and the respondent have the right to identify witnesses to support their respective positions during the interview process of the investigation.
Please click the link for a bias incident report Bias Incident Reporting Form


Bias Incident

A behavior or act - verbal, written or physical - which is personally directed against or targets an individual or group based on perceived or actual characteristics such as age, citizenship, color, creed, disabilities, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, immigrant status, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, use of service animal, veteran/military status, and other aspects of an individual or group’s identity which includes but are not limited to physical appearance, homelessness status or political views. A bias act demeans, intimidates, and/or threatens individuals, members of the group, and community.

Types of Bias Incidents

Incidents that may constitute a bias incident, include but are not limited to, intimidating or threatening telephone calls, emails (including US and campus mail), texts, social media platforms, harassment, graffiti, bullying, threats, vandalism, damage or destruction of property, or the use of oral or written expression of bias involving degrading language or stereotypes, if there is evidence that the target or victim was chosen because of a characteristic such as those listed above.

Hate Crime

A criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity.

All hate crimes are bias incidents, but not all bias incidents are classified as hate crimes.

Resources for Faculty and Staff

What is your reporting responsibility?

Any campus community member* who knows or has reason to know of allegations or acts that violate the policy prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation, shall promptly inform the DHR Administrator or Title IX Coordinator (if the allegations involve Sex Discrimination, Harassment or Sexual Violence).

Employees are required to disclose the name of a possible victim of Sexual Violence to the Title IX Coordinator even where the victim has requested that his/her name remain confidential; the Title IX Coordinator will determine whether confidentiality is appropriate given the circumstances of each such incident as set forth in Executive Order 1095.

To the extent possible, information reported to the Title IX Coordinator or other University employees will be shared only with individuals responsible for handling the University’s response to the incident. The University will protect the privacy of individuals involved in a Sexual Violence incident except as otherwise required by law or University policy.

Training for Faculty and Staff

As part of our commitment to creating and sustaining an educational and working environment free from all forms of violence and harassment, and in compliance with the recommendations of Title IX and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the University is offering training and education for all employees through CSU Learn, a content management system that provides access to a wealth of engaging online eLearning courses, books, and videos:

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*Limited Exceptions: The following persons are not required to report any information about an incident of sexual violence: (1) physicians; psychotherapists; professional, and licensed counselors who work on or off campus, and who provide medical or mental health treatment or counseling (including those who act in that role under their supervision); and (2) sexual assault and domestic violence counselors and advocates who work or volunteer on or off campus in sexual assault centers, victim advocacy offices, women’s centers, and health centers (including those who act in that role under their supervision, along with non-professional counselors or advocates who work or volunteer in sexual assault centers, victim advocacy offices, women’s centers or health centers), without the victim’s consent.

University Police are not required to report any personally-identifiable information about a victim of sexual violence if the victim requests confidentiality, but must report the facts of the incident.

Contact Us

Title IX/DHR Office

25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
Student Administration, SA 1109
Hayward, CA 94542

Phone: (510) 885-4918
Email: equityinvestigations@csueastbay.edu
Website: Title IX

Terri La Beaux
Title IX Coordinator
Phone: (510) 885-4918
Email: terri.labeaux@csueastbay.edu

Ellen G. Maloney Ruhe
Office Support Title IX & DHR
Phone: (510) 885-2788
Email: ellen.maloneyruhe@csueastbay.edu

JoLani Hironaka
DHR Administrator
Phone: (510) 885-2237
Email: jolani.hironaka@csueastbay.edu