Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 4:15pm

TO: Campus Community
FR: Jerlena Griffin-Desta, Ph.D., Chief of Staff to the President, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives & Diversity

The California State University does not discriminate on the basis of gender, which includes sex and gender identity or gender expression, or sexual orientation, in its education programs or activities.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender or sexual orientation in employment, as well as in all education programs and activities operated by the University (both on and off campus), including admissions. The protection against discrimination on the basis of gender or sexual orientation includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual exploitation, dating and domestic violence, and stalking.

Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to have experienced the conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in-person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed below for the Title IX Coordinator, or by any other means that results in the Title IX Coordinator receiving the person’s verbal or written report. Such a report may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) at, or by contacting the Title IX Coordinator by the means listed below.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and Title IX complaints for Sonoma State University: 

Julie Vivas
Sr. Director and Title IX Officer, Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination
207 International Hall

Questions may also be addressed to: 
Office for Civil Rights 
San Francisco Office 
U.S. Department of Education 50 United Nations Plaza 
San Francisco, CA 94102 
Telephone: (415) 486-5555 
Facsimile: (415) 486-5570