Creating a Safe, Welcoming and Caring Campus Environment

Monday, January 23, 2023, 1:15pm

TO: Sonoma State Campus Community
FR: Mike Lee, Ph.D., Interim President

January 23, 2023

Dear Seawolves:

As part of a systemwide effort across the California State University’s 23 campuses, Cozen O’Connor Institutional Response Group is assessing how we respond to reports and incidents of discrimination and harassment to help us improve the CSU's Title IX and Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation (DHR) training, awareness, prevention, intervention, compliance and support systems.

In our continuing efforts to create a safe, welcoming, and caring campus environment, we have opportunities for you to provide feedback. We invite and encourage you to use this link [] to participate in the CSU’s Title IX Assessment survey, which will remain open through February 15, 2023.

In addition, Cozen representatives will be on campus to discuss the assessment and listen to feedback. All campus members are invited to participate in this meeting on Friday, January 27, 2023, from Noon to 1 pm in the Alexander Valley Room  located in the Student Center.  If you are unable to attend this meeting, we encourage you to participate in the survey and/or you may also send your confidential comments to the dedicated email address established for the assessment:  

We need and value your candid input. We understand that topics relating to sexual harassment and assault may impact someone who has experienced these behaviors. Participation is completely voluntary, and confidential responses will go directly and exclusively to Cozen. If you need additional support, information about resources, or would like to provide feedback related to specific cases, please contact Julie Vivas, Title IX Officer and Sr. Director for the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination at or 707-664-2480.  

Up-to-date information including next steps can be found on the CSU Title IX Assessment website. Thank you in advance for helping to ensure Sonoma State University is a safe and inclusive place where all of us can thrive.


Mike Lee, Ph.D.
Interim President