The School has designated the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs to serve as the School’s Title IX Coordinator (“Title IX Coordinator”). The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for implementing and monitoring Title IX compliance on behalf of CWSL. The Title IX Coordinator’s specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, coordination of training, education, communications, providing prompt and effective response to reports of Sexual Misconduct in accordance with this Policy, initiating investigations of alleged Sexual Misconduct, maintaining records of reports of Sexual Misconduct including records of investigations, voluntary resolutions, and disciplinary action, as appropriate, and identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems that arise during the review of Sexual Misconduct complaints.
When students or employees feel they have been subjected to discrimination on the basis of sex, which includes but is not limited to sexual harassment or gender discrimination, they should contact the Title IX Coordinator or utilize the grievance procedures in this Policy, see infra at Section VIII, to bring concerns forward for the purpose of obtaining a prompt and equitable resolution.
Any inquiries regarding Title IX or this Policy should be directed to either the Title IX Coordinator or any of the Deputy Title IX Coordinators identified in the following Section.
The Title IX Coordinator and the Deputy Title IX Coordinators also qualify as campus security authorities (“CSA”) under federal law. A CSA is “[a]n official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities.” These Coordinators will be available to meet with students, employees, and others regarding issues relating to Title IX and this Policy.
Inquiries or Title IX complaints should be referred to:
Vice Dean for Academic Affairs
California Western School of Law
225 Cedar Street
San Diego, CA 92101-3046
While Sexual Misconduct can be reported to any of the agencies listed in the CWSL Sexual Assault/Sexual Misconduct Notice, Title IX regulations require that these reports be made to a responsible employee (“Responsible Employee”). A Responsible Employee is an employee who has the authority to redress or a duty to report incidents of Sexual Misconduct. When an individual tells a Responsible Employee about an incident of Sexual Misconduct, the individual has the right to expect the School to take immediate and appropriate steps to investigate what happened and to resolve the matter promptly and equitably. At CWSL, Responsible Employees are the Title IX Coordinator and the Title IX Deputy Coordinators for this Policy. If complaints are made to anyone else, the complainant risks the possibility that it will not come to the attention of the appropriate School official, and therefore not be acted upon.
In addition to contacting a coordinator, individuals who have experienced Sexual Misconduct may contact proper law enforcement authorities, including the local police department. The Title IX Coordinators are obligated to contact the law enforcement agency with jurisdiction over CWSL when the victim has been exposed to sexual violence or bodily harm.