Statement of Non-Discrimination

California State University Channel Islands is committed to creating a welcoming environment, inclusive of the range of human diversity: including age, disability (physical and mental), gender (or sex), gender identity (including non-binary and transgender), gender expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity (including color, caste, or ancestry), religion (or religious creed), sexual orientation, veteran or military status. As outlined in the CSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy, “All Students and Employees have the right to participate fully in CSU programs, activities, and employment free from Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Exploitation, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking and Retaliation.”

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender or sexual orientation in employment, as well as in all education programs and activities operated by the University (both on and off campus). The protection against discrimination on the basis of gender or sexual orientation includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and gender based dating and domestic violence and stalking. The following entity has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Title IX & Inclusion

Title IX and DHR reports can be submitted electronically. For alternative arrangements, please reach out to the Title IX & Inclusion office.

  • Laurie Nichols

    Interim Executive Director of Equity and Inclusion
    Title IX Coordinator

    Phone: 805-437-3645

  • Renee Fuentes

    Manager of Institutional Equity
    Deputy Title IX Coordinator

    Phone: 805-437-3608
    Cell: 805-312-6759
  • Katie Johnson

    Restorative Justice & Outreach Coordinator

    Phone: 805-437-3645
  • Vacant

    Title IX and Equity Specialist

    Phone: 805-437-2077

Office: Lindero Hall
Hours: 8am - 5pm
Phone: 805-437-2077

If you have experienced sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking, access information about your rights and options for assistance.


It’s your right to decide who to tell. CSUCI has partnered with The Coalition for Family Harmony of Ventura County to establish a confidential emergency sexual assault and domestic violence hotline for CSUCI students and employees to anonymously access resources including crisis counseling, exploring legal options and safety planning. Call 805-656-4439 to speak with someone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you have experienced sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking, Rights and Options for Victims (PDF, 317KB).

Please contact the Title IX Coordinator if you have any questions about school policies or complaint response procedures related to discrimination or harassment on the basis of gender or sexual orientation, including dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The policy prohibiting these behaviors and the procedures for addressing reports of discrimination or harassment against students, employees, or third parties in CSUCI programs or activities is the CSU Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Exploitation, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking, and Retaliation (Non-Discrimination Policy), which is found at CSU Non-Discrimination Policy.

Questions may also be addressed to:

Office for Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Education
50 Beale Street, Suite 7200
San Francisco, CA 94105-1813 Telephone: 415-486-5555
FAX: 415-486-5570; TDD: 800-877-8339 Email:

Campus Partnerships and Initiatives

Title IX and Inclusion is not an island, and operates within a network of partnerships across campus. Depending on the needs of any individual case, the office provides support to and consults with other departments and programs, including but not limited to: Employee Relations; Faculty Affairs; Student Conduct; Disability Accommodation and Support Services; Counseling and Psychological Services; and the CARE Team. Furthermore, as Title IX Coordinator and DHR Administrator, the Executive Director is a member of CSUCI’s Behavioral Intervention Team, an interdisciplinary team of experts which meets regularly to assess prospective threats on campus and sensitive cases.

Title IX and Inclusion contributes to multiple initiatives on campus, including but not limited to: the President’s Advisory Council on Inclusive Excellence; the President’s Planning and Policy Council; the Campus Climate Survey Committee, the Accessible Technology Initiative Steering Committee; and the Preparedness Working Group. As the University’s ADA Coordinator, the Executive Director also chairs the University’s ADA Advisory Committee.

Through these partnerships and initiatives, Title IX and Inclusion promotes compliance throughout the campus, while striving to build a community of care, focused around the pillars of diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and access.

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