Office of the President

Reaffirming Our Commitment to Our Campus Community

Feb. 7, 2022

Dear Cal Poly Pomona Community,

I am writing to reaffirm our commitment and remind you of our campus’ policy and practice to actively prevent, address and stop discrimination, harassment and retaliation, including all forms of sexual misconduct.

Please know that campus resources — including mental health and well-being support — are available to all students, faculty and staff. Students may reach out to Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) at 909-869-3220 for support and assistance, and faculty and staff can call 1-800-367-7474 (CPPLifeMatters) or visit

I want to take this opportunity to emphasize several important points:

  • We support and encourage prompt reporting of sexual misconduct. Survivors have several reporting options and may pursue one or more of these options at any time, regardless of the amount of time lapsed from when the incident occurred.
  • With few exceptions, all university employees must report to the Title IX Coordinator all known details about any sexual misconduct incidents of which they become aware.
  • All matters reported to the Office of Equity and Compliance 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.
  • If a survivor wishes to remain confidential or requests that no investigation be conducted or disciplinary action taken, the university must weigh that request against the university’s obligation to provide a safe, non-discriminatory environment. If under such a scenario the university must take action, all efforts will be made to protect the survivor from further misconduct.
  • The university prohibits retaliation against any students or employees who have opposed discrimination or sexual misconduct, reported an incident, or participated in an investigation. Any acts of retaliation will be addressed by the Title IX Coordinator to assure that survivors feel empowered and supported in reporting incidents.
  • Federal law requires training for all faculty and staff on recognizing sexual misconduct, reporting incidents to campus authorities, and preventing sexual misconduct from occurring in the first place. All CSU employees must complete the CSU Sexual Misconduct Prevention Program training on an annual basis.
  • All Cal Poly Pomona students are required to complete sexual violence prevention training their first year as a student on our campus and are required to complete a refresher course every academic year thereafter.

To all survivors of sexual misconduct, on behalf of the leadership of Cal Poly Pomona, we offer our support.

And as we prepare to return to primarily in-person instruction on Feb. 12, I ask that we each recommit ourselves to fostering the mutual respect and sense of care and community that has been so essential to our collective perseverance during these continued challenging times.

Thank you for upholding the values and ambitions of this university.


Soraya M. Coley, Ph.D.