Cal Poly Pomona

Equal Opportunity and Diversity


To: All members of the Cal Poly Pomona campus community
From: President J. Michael Ortiz
Date: September 15, 2008
Subject: Nondiscrimination and Sexual Harassment - A Message to the University Community

Each year the university reiterates its commitment to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity.  As a matter of policy, the university prohibits discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, medical condition, and covered veteran status.   Our university complies with federal and state laws regarding discrimination and harassment against employees, students, applicants and independent contractors.   Our university adheres to the California State University (CSU) system policies embodied in the CSU executive orders reflecting these laws.

Cal Poly Pomona is committed to creating and maintaining a positive learning and working environment.   Consonant with this undertaking, the university is moving forward with the next phase of the Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI), launched by the Chancellor's Office as part of the ongoing commitment articulated in CSU Executive Order 926 to provide individuals with disabilities access to information technology.  The need to provide access to technology impacts you from the standpoint of instructional materials, website development and procurement.  Information on resources and support to meet program timelines is available at the ATI Website .

I ask you, as members of the Cal Poly Pomona community, to take responsibility for ensuring that our learning and working environments are free from discriminatory actions.  Working together, we can achieve our mutual goal of a learning-centered university that demonstrates commitment to excellence in teaching and learning and to valuing the individual contributions of students, faculty, and staff in our diverse community.

The university assigns a high priority to the implementation of nondiscrimination policies, and devotes resources to assure compliance with the letter and spirit of all laws prohibiting discrimination in employment and educational programs.  Carmen Munoz-Silva, Director of Diversity and Compliance, is my designee for leading Cal Poly Pomona's efforts in implementing antidiscrimination policies, providing proactive support, and for receiving and processing discrimination complaints.

Please take the time to read the policies, which can be found at the Diversity and Compliance website at , including the prohibition of Sexual Harassment described in California State University Executive Order 927.  A chart of the system-wide procedures for filing discrimination complaints can be found at the same website.  The policy prohibiting sexual harassment against students is also at the Diversity and Compliance website at .   These policies manifest our commitment to a harassment-free working and learning environment.

Ms. Munoz-Silva can be reached directly at (909) 869-5152.  For further information regarding the nondiscrimination and sexual harassment policies, and training, please contact the Office of Diversity and Compliance at (909) 869-4646, or visit the website.  Diversity and Compliance is located in Building 98, Room B1-10, 3801 West Temple Avenue , Pomona , CA 91768.