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's 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 as a 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.

    Melissa Anozie
    Associate Professor, Nursing
    Email: manozie@calbaptist.edu
    Phone: (951) 552-8842
    Office: New Nursing 286

    Adamson Co
    Associate Professor, Christian Studies
    Email: aco@calbaptist.edu
    Phone: (951) 552-8631
    Office: Yeager Center B212

    Tyler Cox
    Director of Recreational Programs
    Email: tcox@calbaptist.edu
    Phone: (951) 552-8622
    Office: Lancer Plaza 300

    Doreen Ferko
    Associate Professor, Education
    Email: dferko@calbaptist.edu
    Phone: (951) 343-4238
    Office: Yeager Center B235

    John Higley
    Associate Professor, Criminal Justice
    Email: jhigley@calbaptist.edu
    Phone: (951) 343-4610
    Office: James 271

    Daron Hubbert
    Director of Residence Life
    Email: dhubbert@calbaptist.edu
    Phone: (951) 552-8000
    Office: Residence Life Office - Village 215A

    Nicole MacDonald
    Professor of Kinesiology
    Director, Athletic Training Program
    Email: nmacdonald@calbaptist.edu
    Phone: (951) 343-4379
    Office: James 50

    Marshare Penny
    Associate Professor, Health Sciences
    Email: mpenny@calbaptist.edu
    Phone: (951) 552-8385
    Office: Health Science Campus H144

    Ian Price
    Resident Director
    Email: iprice@calbaptist.edu
    Phone: (951) 552-8540 
    Office: Colony RD Office D3

    Bethany Scott 
    Assistant Director of Residence Life
    Email: bscott@calbaptist.edu
    Phone: (951) 343-4234
    Office: Residence Life Office - Village 215D

    Tyler Plaza

    The following Title IX investigators are located at CBU's Online and Professional Studies division, 10370 Hemet St., Suite 200, Riverside, CA 92503.

    Laura Acosta
    Associate Director, Career Center
    Online and Professional Studies
    Email: lacosta@calbaptist.edu
    Phone: (951) 343-4386

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

    Beth Groves
    Assistant Professor, Public Administration
    Online and Professional Studies
    Email: bgroves@calbaptist.edu
    Phone: (951) 343-3948

    Kenneth Minesinger
    Associate Professor of Law
    Online and Professional Studies
    Email: 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 rapeand to develop and disseminate prevention policies. Download CBU's Clery Report.

    Violence Against Women Act

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

    Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act

    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.

     

  • Key Terms
     

    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 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

    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 who suffer substantial emotional distress."


    Domestic Violence

    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 cocurricular 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, emails 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

    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 Violence

    Sexual Assault is any actual or threatened nonconsensual 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 nonconsensual 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.

  • 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 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 designees 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 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.

    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 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 this 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 visiting the campus or participating 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 visiting the campus or participating 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.

  • Privacy and Confidentiality

    Those who have experienced sex discrimination should know that all university employees (residence directors, Safety Services 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 dishonesty.

    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.

  • 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 43
    (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. 

  • 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) 686-7273 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.

  • 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 is 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's 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 as a resource
    • Coordinating training, education and communication pertaining to Title IX
    • Ensuring that the university carries out Title IX responsibilities

    Ongoing Prevention and Awareness Programs

    • 360° Stay Safe Building Community, which is 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 sexual harassment training during First-year Orientation 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.