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Title IX

CBU’s Commitment

California Baptist University is committed to providing a learning, working and living environment that promotes personal integrity, civility and mutual respect in an environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, which includes all forms of sexual misconduct. Sex discrimination violates an individual’s fundamental rights and personal dignity. CBU considers sex discrimination and sexual misconduct in all forms to be a serious offense. Sexual misconduct includes, but is not limited to: sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sexual violence, and stalking by employees, Students, or third parties.

CBU does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities. This policy extends to employment with and admission to the University, as well as access to facilities, financial aid and courses.

Per Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."

Title IX Coordinator

The Title IX Coordinator plays an essential role in helping ensure that members of the campus community are aware of the legal rights Title IX affords and that the University complies with legal obligations under Title IX. The Title IX Coordinator responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing and providing prompt, fair, and equitable resolutions to all Title IX complaints and investigations
  • Identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems related to Title IX
  • Meeting with members of the campus community regarding issues related to Title IX and providing support and serving resource
  • Coordinating training, education, and communication pertaining to Title IX
  • Ensuring that the University carries out Title IX responsibilities

Kevin Flye
Title IX Coordinator
Phone: 951.343.4948
Office: CBU Main Campus, Yeager Center C105
E-mail: kflye@calbaptist.edu or TitleIXCoordinator@calbaptist.edu

Title IX Investigators

Main Campus

The following Title IX Investigators are located at CBU's Main Campus, 8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504.

Laura Acosta
Associate Director, Career Center
E-Mail: lacosta@calbaptist.edu
Phone: 951.343.4386
Office: Business Building 117

Melissa Anozie
Associate Professor, Nursing
E-Mail: manozie@calbaptist.edu
Phone: 951.552.8842
Office: New Nursing 286

Adamson Co
Associate Professor, Christian Studies
E-mail: aco@calbaptist.edu
Phone: 951.552.8631
Office: Yeager Center B212

Bryan Engle
Assistant Director of Athletics
E-Mail: bengle@calbaptist.edu
Phone: 951.343.5021
Office: Van Dyne Gym 205

Doreen Ferko
Associate Professor, Education
E-Mail: dferko@calbaptist.edu
Phone: 951.343.4238
Office: Yeager Center B235

John Higley
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice
E-Mail: jhigley@calbaptist.edu
Phone: 951.343.4610
Office: James 271

Allen Johnson
Dean of Admissions
E-Mail: ajohnson@calbaptist.edu
Phone: 951.343.4477
Office: Yeager Center B132

Nicole MacDonald
Professor of Kinesiology
Director, Athletic Training Program
E-Mail: nmacdonald@calbaptist.edu
Phone: 951.343.4379
Office: James 50

Marshare Penny
Associate Professor, Health Sciences
E-Mail: mpenny@calbaptist.edu
Phone: 951.552.8385
Office: Health Science Campus H144

Gail Ronveaux
Director, Alumni & Parent Relations
E-mail: gronveaux@calbaptist.edu
Phone: 951.343.5045
Office: Yeager Center C217

Tyler Plaza

The following Title IX Investigators are located at CBU's Online & Professional Studies Division, 10370 Hemet St, Suite 200, Riverside, CA 92503.

Greg Bowden
Associate Professor, Education
Online and Professional Studies
E-mail: gbowden@calbaptist.edu

Beth Groves
Assistant Professor, Public Administration
Online and Professional Studies
E-Mail: bgroves@calbaptist.edu
Phone: 951.343.3948

Kenneth Minesinger
Associate Professor of Law
Online and Professional Studies
E-Mail: kminesinger@calbaptist.edu
Phone: 951.343.5566

CBU's Commitment

California Baptist University is committed to providing a learning, working and living environment that promotes personal integrity, civility and mutual respect in an environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, which includes all forms of sexual misconduct. Sex discrimination violates an individual's fundamental rights and personal dignity. CBU considers sex discrimination and sexual misconduct in all forms to be a serious offense. Sexual misconduct includes, but is not limited to: sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sexual violence, and stalking by employees, Students, or third parties.

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Policy

Download CBU's full Title IX policy document or navigate to specific sections below:

CBU's Commitment

California Baptist University is committed to providing a learning, working and living environment that promotes personal integrity, civility and mutual respect in an environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, which includes all forms of sexual misconduct. Sex discrimination violates an individual's fundamental rights and personal dignity. CBU considers sex discrimination and sexual misconduct in all forms to be a serious offense. Sexual misconduct includes, but is not limited to: sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sexual violence, and stalking by employees, Students, or third parties.

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Federal Laws

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

A federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex against any person in education programs and activities receiving federal funding. Students have the right to pursue education, including athletic programs, scholarships and other activities, free from sex discrimination, including sexual violence and harassment. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. section 1681 et seq.) requires schools that receive federal financial assistance to take necessary steps to prevent sexual assault on their campuses and to respond promptly and effectively when an assault is reported.

Title IV of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

This act (42 U.S.C. section 2000c et seq.) also requires public schools to respond to sexual assaults committed against their students.

The Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC section 1092(f)), commonly referred to as the Clery Act, requires colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to report annual statistics on crime on or near their campuses--including sexual assault and rape and to develop and disseminate prevention policies. Download CBU's Clery Report.

VAWA

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) established federal legal definitions of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.

Campus SaVE

The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SaVE) was enacted in March 2013 and amends the Jeanne Clery Act, creating additional protections for victims of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking, as well as creating more prescriptive requirements for prevention and awareness programs related to these offenses.

CBU's Commitment

California Baptist University is committed to providing a learning, working and living environment that promotes personal integrity, civility and mutual respect in an environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, which includes all forms of sexual misconduct. Sex discrimination violates an individual's fundamental rights and personal dignity. CBU considers sex discrimination and sexual misconduct in all forms to be a serious offense. Sexual misconduct includes, but is not limited to: sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sexual violence, and stalking by employees, Students, or third parties.

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Key Terms

Consent

"Consent." Affirmative consent is the basis of the analysis applied to unwelcome sexual contact. Lack of affirmative consent is the critical factor in any incident of sexual misconduct. For purposes of this policy, consent must be "affirmative consent" which California Education Code Section 67386 defines as conscious and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity. It is the responsibility of each person involved in the sexual activity to ensure that he or she has the affirmative consent of the other or others to engage in the sexual activity. Lack of protest or resistance does not mean consent, nor does silence mean consent. Affirmative consent must be ongoing throughout a sexual activity and can be revoked at any time. The existence of a dating relationship between the persons involved, or the fact of past sexual relations between them, should never by itself be assumed to be an indicator of consent.

  • Consent is informed, freely and actively given and requires clear communication between all persons involved at each stage of the sexual encounter.
  • Consent is active, not passive. Consent must be communicated verbally and it must be mutually understandable. Silence cannot be interpreted as consent.
  • It is the responsibility of the initiator of sexual contact to make sure they understand fully what the person with whom they are involved wants and does not want sexually.
  • Consent to one form of sexual activity does not imply consent to other forms of sexual activity.
  • Previous relationships or consent does not imply consent to future sexual acts.
  • Consent cannot be procured by use of physical force, compelling threats, intimidating behavior, or coercion. Coercion is unreasonable pressure for sexual activity. Coercive behavior differs from seductive behavior based on the type of pressure someone uses to get consent from another.
  • Effective consent cannot be given by minors, mentally disabled individuals or persons incapacitated as a result of drugs or alcohol.
  • If you have sexual activity with someone you know to be-or should know to be-mentally or physically incapacitated (by alcohol or other drug use, unconsciousness or blackout), you are in violation of this policy.
  • Incapacitation is a state where one cannot make a rational, reasonable decision because they lack the ability to understand the who, what, when, where, why or how of their sexual interaction.
  • This policy also covers someone whose incapacity results from mental disability, sleep, involuntary physical restraint, or from the taking of a so-called "date-rape" drug. Possession, use and/or distribution of any of these substances, including Rohypnol, Ketamine, GHB, Burundanga, etc. is prohibited, and administering one of these drugs to another student for the purpose of inducing incapacity is a violation of this policy. More information on these drugs can be found at http://www.911rape.org/.
  • Use of alcohol or drugs will never function to excuse behavior that violates this policy.

Complainant

A "Complainant" is any person who alleges that they are the victim of sexual discrimination.

Respondent

A "Respondent" is any individual who is alleged to be the perpetrator of sexual discrimination.

Dating Violence

Acts of Violence Defined by Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act 2013 (VAWA). The Clery Act, as amended by VAWA, defines new crime categories of domestic violence, Dating violence, and Stalking in accordance with section 40002(a) of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 as follows:

"Dating Violence" means "violence committed by a person:

  • who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate sexual nature with the victim; and
  • where the existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of the following factors: the length of the relationship; the type of relationship; and the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship
  • suffer substantial emotional distress."

Domestic Violence

Acts of Violence Defined by Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act 2013 (VAWA). The Clery Act, as amended by VAWA, defines new crime categories of domestic violence, Dating violence, and Stalking in accordance with section 40002(a) of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 as follows:

"Domestic Violence" means a "felony or misdemeanor crime of violence committed by:

  • a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim,
  • a person with whom the victim shares a child in common,
  • a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabited with the victim as a spouse or intimate partner,
  • a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence last of the jurisdiction receiving grant monies [under VAWA], or
  • any person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person's acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction"

Sex Discrimination

"Sex Discrimination" is behaviors and actions that deny or limit a person's ability to benefit from, and/or fully participate in the educational programs or activities or employment opportunities because of a person's sex. Examples of sex discrimination under Title IX include, but are not limited to, sexual harassment, failure to provide equal opportunity in education programs and co-curricular programs including athletics, discrimination based on pregnancy, and employment discrimination.

Sexual Harassment

"Sexual Harassment" is unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or visual, verbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: (1) submission to such conduct is made a term or condition of employment or the educational relationship; (2) submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as a basis for employment or education decisions affecting the individual; or (3) such conduct has the effect of unreasonably interfering with a student's educational experience or employee's work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working, education, or living environment. While sexual harassment encompasses a wide range of conduct, some examples of specifically prohibited conduct include:

  • Promising, directly or indirectly, a student or employee a reward, if the student or employee complies with a sexually oriented request.
  • Threatening, directly or indirectly, retaliation against a student or an employee, if the student or employee refuses to comply with a sexually oriented request.
  • Denying, directly or indirectly, a student or employee an employment or education related opportunity, if the student or employee refuses to comply with a sexually oriented request. Engaging in sexually suggestive conversation or physical contact or touching another student or employee.
  • Displaying pornographic or sexually oriented materials, including, but not limited to, text messages, e-mails, and social media postings.
  • Degrading words or offensive terms of a sexual nature.
  • Engaging in indecent exposure.
  • Making sexual or romantic advances toward a student or employee and persisting despite the student or employee's rejection of the advances.
  • Physical conduct such as assault, touching, or blocking normal movement.
  • Retaliation for making harassment reports or threatening to report harassment.
  • Sexual harassment can involve males or females being harassed by members of either sex. Although sexual harassment sometimes involves a person in a greater position of authority as the harasser, individuals in positions of lesser or equal authority also can be found responsible for engaging in prohibited harassment.
  • Sexual harassment can be physical and/or psychological in nature. An aggregation of a series of incidents can constitute sexual harassment even if one of the incidents considered separately would not rise to the level of harassment.

Stalking

Acts of Violence Defined by Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act 2013 (VAWA). The Clery Act, as amended by VAWA, defines new crime categories of domestic violence, Dating violence, and Stalking in accordance with section 40002(a) of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 as follows:

"Stalking" means "engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to:

  • fear for his or her safety or the safety of others; or
  • suffer substantial emotional distress."

Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault is any actual or threatened non-consensual sex act. For purposes of this policy, consent must be "affirmative consent" which California Education Code Section 67386 defines as conscious and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity. It is the responsibility of each person involved in the sexual activity to ensure that he or she has the affirmative consent of the other or others to engage in the sexual activity. Lack of protest or resistance does not mean consent, nor does silence mean consent. Affirmative consent must be ongoing throughout a sexual activity and can be revoked at any time. The existence of a dating relationship between the persons involved, or the fact of past sexual relations between them, should never by itself be assumed to be an indicator of consent. It shall not be a valid excuse to alleged lack of affirmative consent that the accused believed that the complainant consented to the sexual activity under either of the following circumstances:

  1. the accused's belief in affirmative consent arose from the intoxication or recklessness of the accused; or
  2. the accused did not take reasonable steps, in the circumstances known to the accused at the time, to ascertain whether the complainant affirmatively consented.

It will not be a valid excuse that the accused believed the complainant affirmatively consented where the accused knew or reasonably should have known that the complainant was unable to consent because he or she was:

  1. asleep or unconscious,
  2. incapacitated due to drugs/alcohol/medication, or
  3. unable to communicate due to a mental or physical condition. When alcohol or other drugs are being used, an individual will be considered unable to give valid consent if he/she cannot comprehend the circumstances (who, what, when, where, why, or how) of a sexual interaction.

Individuals who consent to sex must be able to understand what they are doing. Under this policy, "No" always means "No," and "Yes" may not always mean "Yes."

Sexual Misconduct

Sexual Misconduct is a broad term encompassing any sexual behaviors that violate CBU's Standard of Student Conduct and/or Title IX Policy. In general, any non-consensual physical contact of a sexual nature may constitute Sexual Misconduct. Sexual Misconduct may vary in its severity and consists of a range of behaviors or attempted behaviors that may be grounds for student conduct action under University policy.

CBU's Commitment

California Baptist University is committed to providing a learning, working and living environment that promotes personal integrity, civility and mutual respect in an environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, which includes all forms of sexual misconduct. Sex discrimination violates an individual's fundamental rights and personal dignity. CBU considers sex discrimination and sexual misconduct in all forms to be a serious offense. Sexual misconduct includes, but is not limited to: sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sexual violence, and stalking by employees, Students, or third parties.

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Disciplinary Process

Philosophy of Discipline

The purpose of discipline at California Baptist University is to assist in maintaining individual and community growth. Personal growth and maturity are encouraged most when each member of the campus community uses self-discipline and shares the responsibility to care enough about others to confront them when appropriate. The responsibility to confront one another in a loving manner should enable inappropriate behavior to be corrected on a personal level.

Unfortunately, situations may arise which warrant a formalized judicial process. Judicial procedures are designed to provide a just and equitable process of educational discipline. While every effort is made to protect the rights of Students, the University does not attempt to duplicate or to emulate court proceedings and should not be viewed as such.

Right to Process

Students whose behavior violates the Standard of Student Conduct will be treated justly and fairly. This means adjudication of the case will be in a timely and reasonable manner. The process involves three (3) components:

Notification - A Student has the right to proper notice of the Policy allegedly violated and when the case will be heard.

Right to be Heard - A Student has the right to present his/her viewpoint and position and provide supporting Evidence and/or information at a Hearing for consideration by a University Official.

Evidence - Decisions in a Student conduct case are based on reasonable and available supporting factual information.

Judicial Action

Students who behave in a manner which violates University Policy are subject to Judicial Action. With the exception of some appeals, all violations of the Standard of Student Conduct are adjudicated by Hearing. However, if an Accused Student fails to appear at a scheduled Hearing, the Student will be deemed to have waived their Hearing and the Director of Student Conduct, appointed designee(s), or panel may render a decision upon the matter in the Student's absence.

The Director of Student Conduct reserves the right to meet with Students personally, appoint a designee(s) to meet with Students, and/or convene a Judicial Review Board in order to conduct Hearings.

Judicial Action involves three (3) components: investigation, Hearing, and the imposing of Sanctions, if appropriate. Depending on the severity and location of the offense, the Judicial Action will be administered by the Dean of Students, Director of Student Conduct, or designee.

Investigation. An Investigation involves a factual inquiry into an incident or matter by University Officials, and may involve interviewing community members involved in the case or other reasonable means of verifying the facts regarding an alleged violation.

Hearing. In furtherance of a Judicial Action, a Hearing may be scheduled to allow an Accused Student an opportunity to hear and present Evidence and other factual information related to an alleged violation. All Hearings are closed and the proceedings may be kept confidential at the discretion of the University. If an Accused Student fails to appear at a scheduled Hearing, the University Official(s), or panel may render a decision upon the matter in Student's absence.

In cases involving alleged sexual offenses, pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the "Clery Act"), the accuser and the accused have the opportunity to have someone present during a Hearing. If a Student chooses to be accompanied to a Hearing associated with alleged sexual offenses, the individual who accompanies the Student will not be permitted to speak on behalf of the Student and/or take an active role in the Hearing.

Legal counsel representing a Student, Student's family, or other individual or group is not permitted to attend Hearings.

Imposing of Sanctions. This act concludes the Judicial Action. Sanctions are imposed upon a determination by a University Official responsible for the administration of the Judicial Action upon a finding of a preponderance of the Evidence indicating that the Accused Student violated the Standard of Student Conduct. For purposes of this Student Handbook, the phrase “preponderance of the Evidence” means that there is a greater than 50% chance, based on all the reasonable Evidence, that the Accused Student violated the Standard of Student Conduct.

In some cases, Sanctions may encumber a Student's good standing with the University for a stated period of time and such Student which may only be permitted to remain enrolled if that Student enters into a Behavioral Contract, in which such Student promises to make a serious commitment to refrain from future violations.

The following Sanctions may be imposed by a University Official upon any Student for violating the Standard of Student Conduct (not listed in a prescribed order):

Warning - Some Students may be issued written or verbal warning for unacceptable behavior and advised to change the behavior.

Restitution/reimbursement or Fine - Some Students may be required to make restitution and pay a monetary fine for damage or misuse of property, misuse of services, or failure to follow University Policy or procedure.

Discretionary Sanctions - Some Students may be required to participate in prescribed educational programs, complete community service, read a book, write a paper, coordinate a living-area program, attend campus programs, or any other activity deemed appropriate for the violation of the Standard of Student Conduct.

Loss of privileges - Some Students may lose privileges such as visitation, leadership opportunities, campus employment, etc., appropriate to the violation of the Standard of Student Conduct.

Residence Life probation - Residential Students may be placed on probation for a specified period of time. During this time, any further violations of University Policy may result in a Residence Life suspension or expulsion.

Student conduct probation - A Student may be placed on Student conduct probation for a specified period of time. During the time, further violations of University Policy may result in suspension or expulsion from the University.

Residence Life suspension - Separation of the Student from University-owned housing for a specified period of time (conditions for readmission may be required).

Residence Life expulsion - Permanent separation of the Student from University-owned living areas.

University suspension - For a fixed period of time, the Student may not remain on the University Premises which include the campus, visit the campus, or participate in a specific academic program(s) and/or other activities of the University. A Student who is suspended for disciplinary reasons may petition for readmission at the conclusion of the period of suspension.

Interim suspension - Imposed immediately when the seriousness of the offense is such that the members of the community, including the Accused Student, may be threatened by the Student's continued presence (suspension will be for a stated period of time and followed by a Hearing).

Expulsion - Permanent separation of the Student from the University. The Student is denied the privilege to remain on the University Premises which include the campus, visit the campus, or participate in any academic or other activity of the University. Only under the most unusual circumstances will an expelled Student be readmitted to the University.

Deactivation - A recognized University club or organization can lose its privileges, including University recognition, permanently or for a specified period of time.

Any Student upon whom Sanctions are imposed and/or placed on probation may become immediately ineligible for service as an athlete, Student Leader, and/or Student Representative. Students who fail to comply with the terms and conditions of a Sanction are subject to additional Judicial Action.

The guidelines for behavior outlined in this Student Handbook and in the University Catalog, as well as regulations and policies maintained by the University, form bases for Judicial Action. The Student Services Office is responsible for conducting appropriate Investigations of all allegations and complaints.

CBU's Commitment

California Baptist University is committed to providing a learning, working and living environment that promotes personal integrity, civility and mutual respect in an environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, which includes all forms of sexual misconduct. Sex discrimination violates an individual's fundamental rights and personal dignity. CBU considers sex discrimination and sexual misconduct in all forms to be a serious offense. Sexual misconduct includes, but is not limited to: sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sexual violence, and stalking by employees, Students, or third parties.

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Privacy and Confidentiality

Those who have experienced sex discrimination should know that all University employees (Residence Directors, Safety Service Officers, staff members, etc.) excluding University Counseling Center staff, University Officials who are ordained ministers, and other University Officials bound by confidentially standards, must report known felonies to the police, either directly or through Safety Services.  University Counseling Center staff, University Officials who are ordained ministers, and other University Officials bound by confidentially standards are not required to disclose knowledge of felonies reported to them except when necessary to prevent harm.

Persons who would like to report an incident or speak to someone about something that happened and desire that details of the incident be kept confidential, should speak with staff members of the Counseling Center, the Dean of Spiritual Life, or off-campus rape crisis resources, who will maintain confidentiality. Campus counselors are available to help students and employees free of charge, and can be seen on an emergency basis. In addition, off-campus clergy and chaplains will also keep reports made to them confidential.

All inquiries, complaints, and investigations are treated with discretion. Information is revealed as law and policy permit. However, the identity of the Complainant is usually revealed to the Respondent(s) of such conduct and any witnesses with the consent of the Complainant. Publicizing information about alleged sex discrimination or retaliation is strictly prohibited and may be considered a violation of University policy.

The Title IX Coordinator shall maintain all information in secure files pertaining to a complaint or investigation.

Federal Statistical Reporting Obligations: Certain campus officials (campus security officials) have a duty to report violations of this policy for federal statistical reporting purposes. All personally identifiable information is kept private, but statistical information must be passed along to campus safety services regarding the type of incident and its general location (on or off-campus, in the surrounding area, but no addresses are given), for publication in the annual Campus Security Report. This report helps to provide the community with a clear picture of the extent and nature of campus crime, to ensure greater community safety.

Federal Timely Warning Reporting Obligations: Victims of sex discrimination should also be aware that University administrators must issue timely warnings for certain types of incidents reported to them that pose a substantial threat of bodily harm or danger to members of the campus community under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the "Clery Act"). The University will make every effort to ensure that a Complainant's name and other identifying information is not disclosed, while still providing enough information for community members to make safety decisions in light of the danger.

Immunity for Victims and Witnesses. The University community encourages the reporting of sex discrimination and Code of Conduct violations. Sometimes, victims are hesitant to report to University officials because they fear that they themselves may be charged with policy violations, such as underage drinking at the time of the incident. It is in the best interest of this community that as many victims as possible choose to report to University officials.

To encourage reporting, the University pursues a policy of offering victims of sex discrimination and sexual misconduct limited immunity from being charged with policy violations related to the particular incident. While violations to policy cannot be completely overlooked, the University will provide educational options rather than punishment, in such cases.

An individual who participates as a complainant or witness in an investigation of sexual assault, Domestic violence, Dating violence, or Stalking will not be subject to disciplinary sanctions for a violation of the University’s Student and/or employee conduct policy at or near the time of the incident, unless the institution determines that the violation was egregious, including, but not limited to, an action that places the health or safety of any other person at risk or involves plagiarism, cheating, or academic honesty.

CBU's Commitment

California Baptist University is committed to providing a learning, working and living environment that promotes personal integrity, civility and mutual respect in an environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, which includes all forms of sexual misconduct. Sex discrimination violates an individual's fundamental rights and personal dignity. CBU considers sex discrimination and sexual misconduct in all forms to be a serious offense. Sexual misconduct includes, but is not limited to: sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sexual violence, and stalking by employees, Students, or third parties.

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Reporting Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Assault

CBU encourages those who have experienced any form of sex discrimination and/or sexual misconduct to report the incident promptly, to seek all available assistance, and to pursue University conduct charges and criminal prosecution of the offender. CBU takes complaints very seriously and will work with victims to ensure their safety and to remedy the situation. In instances of sexual assault, the reporting disclosure of the act of violence itself to law enforcement is mandated. By law, a victim's identity may not be disclosed to local law enforcement unless the victim consents to being identified after being informed of his or her right to have identifying information withheld. If a victim does not consent to disclosing his or her identity, the alleged perpetrator's identity may not be disclosed either. Regardless as to whether a victim chooses to report a crime, accommodations and/or protective measures will be provided if the victim requests them and if they are reasonably available.

File a Criminal Complaint

Individuals who believe they have either witnessed or been subjected to sexual misconduct are encouraged to file a complaint with the Riverside Police Department by calling 951.787.7911 or in person at any full-service police facility in the City of Riverside. The Riverside Police Department office nearest to the main campus is located at 10540 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92505. Victims are not required to file a crime report, but are encouraged to do so and will be assisted by campus authorities in notifying law enforcement if the victim chooses.

File a Complaint with CBU

In addition to or in lieu of filing a criminal complaint, individuals who believe they have either witnessed or been subjected to sexual discrimination and/or sexual misconduct are encouraged to file a complaint with the University. Complaints may be filed with the following:

Title IX Coordinator
Kevin Flye
Phone: 951.343.4948
Office: CBU Main Campus, Yeager Center C105
E-mail: kflye@calbaptist.edu or TitleIXCoordinator@calbaptist.edu

Student Services Office
8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504
Yeager Center D247
951.343.4217

Department of Safety Services
8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504
Lancer Arms 31
951.343.4311

Office of Residence Life
8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504
The Village 
951.552.8000

Human Resources Office
8471 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504
Lancer Palms 37
951.343.4302

CBU's Commitment

California Baptist University is committed to providing a learning, working and living environment that promotes personal integrity, civility and mutual respect in an environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, which includes all forms of sexual misconduct. Sex discrimination violates an individual's fundamental rights and personal dignity. CBU considers sex discrimination and sexual misconduct in all forms to be a serious offense. Sexual misconduct includes, but is not limited to: sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sexual violence, and stalking by employees, Students, or third parties.

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Resources

Title IX Coordinator
Kevin Flye
Phone: 951.343.4948
Office: CBU Main Campus, Yeager Center C105
E-mail: kflye@calbaptist.edu or TitleIXCoordinator@calbaptist.edu

Riverside Police Department
911 (Emergency)
951-354-2007 (Non-emergency)

CBU Counseling Center
3510 Adams Avenue, Riverside, CA 92504
Wellness Center
951.689.1120

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
10800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92505
951.353.2000

Parkview Community Hospital
3865 Jackson Street, Riverside, CA 92503
951.688.2211

Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center
1845 Chicago Avenue, Suite A Riverside, CA 92507
951.6867273 or 866. 686.7273

Riverside Community Hospital
4445 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501
951.788.3463

Riverside County Regional Medical Center
Sexual Assault Response Team
26520 Cactus Avenue, Moreno Valley, CA 92555
951.486.5650

CBU's Commitment

California Baptist University is committed to providing a learning, working and living environment that promotes personal integrity, civility and mutual respect in an environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, which includes all forms of sexual misconduct. Sex discrimination violates an individual's fundamental rights and personal dignity. CBU considers sex discrimination and sexual misconduct in all forms to be a serious offense. Sexual misconduct includes, but is not limited to: sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sexual violence, and stalking by employees, Students, or third parties.

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Prevention, Education, and Awareness

California Baptist University is committed to providing a learning, working and living environment that promotes personal integrity, civility and mutual respect in an environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, which includes all forms of sexual misconduct. Sex discrimination violates an individual's fundamental rights and personal dignity. CBU considers sex discrimination and sexual misconduct in all forms to be a serious offense. Sexual misconduct includes but not limited to: sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sexual violence, and stalking by employees, Students, or third parties.

California Baptist University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation within its educational programs and activities, in accordance with Title IX requirements.

Per Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."

Title IX Coordinator

In addition to playing an essential role in helping assure members of the campus community are aware of the legal rights Title IX affords and that the University complies with legal obligations under Title IX, the CBU Title IX Coordinator responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing and providing prompt, fair, and equitable resolutions to all Title IX complaints and investigations
  • Identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems related to Title IX
  • Meeting with members of the campus community regarding issues related to Title IX and providing support and serving resource
  • Coordinating training, education, and communication pertaining to Title IX
  • Ensuring that the University carries out Title IX responsibilities:
    • Sexual Assault Prevention
    • Institutional Policy on Prevention
    • Ongoing Prevention and Awareness Programs
    • Primary Prevention and Awareness Programs

Ongoing Prevention and Awareness Programs

  • 360° Stay Safe Building Community (an online training program that helps students, faculty and staff create a safe and healthy campus community where they take care of themselves, look out for one another, and make choices for the greater good.)
  • Mandatory Employee Sexual Harassment Training
  • First-year Orientation and Christian University Success (FOCUS) seminars
  • Distribution of Information on Sexual Harassment, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking
  • Student Handbook
  • Employee Manual

CBU's Commitment

California Baptist University is committed to providing a learning, working and living environment that promotes personal integrity, civility and mutual respect in an environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, which includes all forms of sexual misconduct. Sex discrimination violates an individual's fundamental rights and personal dignity. CBU considers sex discrimination and sexual misconduct in all forms to be a serious offense. Sexual misconduct includes, but is not limited to: sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sexual violence, and stalking by employees, Students, or third parties.

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