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Title IX Implementation

Charge to the Fresno State Title IX Task Force


  1. Fresno State is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational, working, and residential environment for the students, faculty, staff, and other members of the campus community.

  2. The institution aspires to provide all students and employees with an environment that is free from sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, sexual exploitation, and stalking. The institution is committed to maintaining an inclusive and equitable community that values diversity and fosters mutual respect.

  3. The Task Force is charged to:
    1. Ensure that Fresno State will become a leader in preventing and combating sexual harassment and assault.
    2. Identify strategies for building a culture of trust and transparent process for reporting and responding to incidents of sexual harassment and assault.
    3. Identify strategies for addressing challenges in areas outside of Title IX and DHR (i.e. bullying, hate/bias incidents, etc.) that are critical creating a welcoming, inclusive, equitable and just community of care and respect.
    4. Review and respond to external assessment recommendations.

  4. The Task Force is also charged to work closely with Cozen O’Connor by providing information, data, input, support, recommendations, and guidance pertaining to:
    1. CSU policies that guide matters relating to DHR and Title IX.
    2. Reporting procedures and how the campus interfaces and coordinates with CSU Office of Title IX and CSU Office of General Counsel.
    3. The complaint process and resources provided during the investigative process (e.g. police report, early resolution, mitigating steps such as no-contact orders) and the timeline for such processes to reach resolution/findings (including appeal process).
    4. Information necessary to assess the sufficiency of existing Title IX and Survivor Advocate staffing and resources.
    5. Data and metrics (case management) contained within the annual Title IX reports that are submitted annually to the Chancellor’s Office.
    6. Implementing strategies to support cultural change and excellence in sexual harassment and assault prevention, reporting, response, and support.
    7. Documentation requested by Cozen O’Connor necessary to fulfill the scope of the assessment.

  5.  The Task Force will provide interim reports to the campus president and campus community and their final report with their recommendations by December 2022.