Office of the President

We Do Not Tolerate Sexual Misconduct, Discrimination, Harassment or Retaliation

December 5, 2022

At Cal Poly Pomona we are committed to fostering a safe environment where members of our community can learn and work free from sexual misconduct, discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. Simply put, we do not tolerate such conduct – we seek to proactively dismantle it and promptly respond to complaints.

If you have experienced, or become aware of, such conduct please report it to the Office of Equity and Compliance (OEC). All matters reported to the OEC are diligently assessed by trained Title IX and discrimination, harassment and retaliation (DHR) professionals to ensure that the appropriate steps are taken to address prohibited conduct and to prevent its reoccurrence.

Through Survivor Advocacy Services, we provide confidential support, prevention education and promote advocacy for individuals impacted by sexual violence, dating/domestic abuse and stalking in the Cal Poly Pomona community.

While we work hard to address, prevent and stop sexual misconduct and discrimination, harassment and retaliation, and support survivors, we know we can improve. To strengthen our efforts at Cal Poly Pomona and across the CSU, the Office of the Chancellor has engaged Cozen O’Connor’s Institutional Response Group to conduct an assessment of the implementation of Title IX and DHR programs across the system and at each of the 23 campuses. The goal of this work is to strengthen the CSU’s culture by assessing current practices and providing insights, recommendations and resources to advance our Title IX and civil rights training, awareness, prevention, intervention, compliance and support systems.

We have invited Cal Poly Pomona stakeholders and implementers whose work intersects with Title IX and DHR efforts to meet with the Cozen O’Connor team when they visit our campus on December 13-15. Information shared by campus stakeholders in these meetings will be maintained as private by Cozen O’Connor, meaning no information will be attributed to specific individuals when shared with Cal Poly Pomona or the Office of the Chancellor. Instead, Cozen O’Connor will seek to identify aggregate themes about our strengths and challenges in our approach to the prevention and response to reports of DHR. While participants in the campus visit have already been invited, any member of the campus community may share input by sending an email to

In the months to come, you will also be invited to share information anonymously via a survey and/or request the opportunity to speak directly with a member of the Cozen O’Connor team. If you have questions about the context and anticipated outcomes for the assessment, I encourage you to review the information provided on the Frequently Asked Questions page of the CSU website. I remain committed to keeping the campus informed of the results of the assessment and associated next steps.

Thank you for helping to advance this important work we are doing to foster a safe environment for all to learn, work and thrive.