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 Office

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 office'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.