Who to Contact If You Have Concerns, Questions, or Complaints

Title IX requires the university to designate a Title IX Coordinator to monitor and oversee overall Title IX compliance. Your campus Title IX Coordinator is available to explain and discuss: your right to file a criminal complaint (sexual assault and violence); the university’s complaint process, including the investigation process; how confidentiality is handled; available resources, both on and off campus; and other related matters. If you are in the midst of an emergency, please call the police immediately by dialing 9-1-1.

Claudia Catota (Title IX Coordinator)
9001 Stockdale Highway, BDC 33
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022
661-654-2137
ccatota@csub.edu

Duties and responsibilities: monitoring and oversight of overall implementation of Title IX compliance at the University, including coordination of training, education, communications, and administration of grievance procedures for faculty, staff, students and other members of the University community.

Cindy Goodmon (Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics)
9001 Stockdale Hwy, GYM 113
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022
661-654-2346
cgoodmon@csub.edu

Responsible for gender equity in athletics.

Rubicelia Alvarez (Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Student Conduct)
9001 Stockdale Hwy, CAF 107
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022
661-654-2680
ralvarez9@csub.edu

The Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Student Conduct is available to explain the university’s complaint process for students, available resources, and student discipline.

MaxJulian Ham (Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Housing)
9001 Stockdale Hwy, SHE 151J
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022
661-654-3013
mham@csub.edu

The Deputy Title IX Coordinator is available to explain the university’s complaint process for housing students, available resources, and collaborate with the Title IX Coordinator to respond to Title IX issues within the housing community.

Complaint Procedures

Your campus Title IX Coordinator is available to explain and discuss: your right to file a criminal complaint (sexual assault and violence); the university’s complaint process, including the investigation process; how confidentiality is handled; available resources, both on and off campus; and other related matters.

NOTE:

Except in the case of a privilege recognized under California law (examples of which include Evidence Code §§1014 (psychotherapist-patient); 1035.8 (sexual assault counselor-victim); and 1037.5 (domestic violence counselor-victim), any member of the University community who knows of or has reason to know of sexual discrimination allegations shall promptly inform the campus Title IX Coordinator.

Regardless of whether an alleged victim of sexual discrimination ultimately files a complaint, if the campus knows or has reason to know about possible sexual discrimination, harassment or violence, it must review the matter to determine if an investigation is warranted. The campus must then take appropriate steps to eliminate any sex discrimination/harassment, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects.

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Filing a Complaint with OCR

Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education
50 Beale Street, Suite 7200
San Francisco, CA 94105-1813
Telephone: 415-486-5555
FAX: 415-486-5570;
TDD: 800-877-8339
Email: ocr.sanfrancisco@ed.gov

Telling Faculty or Staff

If you decide to tell staff or faculty, they are required to notify the Title IX Coordinator.  The Title IX Coordinator will then contact you to discuss options for support and accountability.

Options for Confidential Support:

If you want to talk to someone confidentially, the following people and organizations offer support and are not mandated to report to university officials:


CSU Bakersfield Counseling Center
(661) 654-3366
Located in the Student Health Center


Campus Advocate
Vanessa Corona
Rohan Hall, Room 102
(661) 654-6210
advocate@csub.edu