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Title IX

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Resources for Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff Reporting Responsibilities 

Mandatory Reporting  

The University has deemed all staff, faculty, student workers, and some student leaders, as Responsible Employees, with the exception of confidential resources (e.g. Counseling and Psychological Services and Student Health Services staff). In order to connect the impacted individual(s) with available supports and reporting options, Responsible Employees must immediately report actual or suspected sexual harassment under MSMU’s Title IX policy to the Title IX office. Employees must also promptly share all details of behaviors prohibited under Title IX that they observe or have knowledge of, even if not reported to them by a complainant or third-party. 

Reports of alleged violations of MSMU’s Title IX sexual harassment or misconduct policies can be made with Campus Security, the Title IX Coordinator, or an administrator. Reports can be made in person, by mail, by email, by phone, or via the Title IX online report form. 
 
Campus Security  

Chalon Campus 310.954.4123  
Doheny Campus 213.477.2502 
   
Megan Staudenraus 
Interim Title IX Coordinator 
Division of Student Affairs 
213.477.2803 | titleix@msmu.edu 
 
File a Report Online  
 
Attn: Title IX Coordinator 
Mount St. Mary’s University Los Angeles  
10 Chester Place, Los Angeles, CA 90007  

Reporting Child Abuse 

Under California Penal Code Section 11165.7, all employees or administrators of public or private postsecondary educational institutions are considered mandated reporters of child abuse. Mandated reporters are required, by law, to report all known or suspected cases of child abuse or neglect. It is not the job of the mandated reporter to determine whether the allegations are valid. If child abuse or neglect is reasonably suspected, or if an individual shares information with a mandated reporter leading them to believe abuse or neglect has taken place in the past, the report must be made. No supervisor or administrator can impede or inhibit a report or subject the reporting person to any sanction. 

To make a report, an employee must immediately contact an appropriate local law enforcement or county child welfare agency, listed below. The report should be made immediately over the telephone and should be followed up in writing. This legal obligation is not satisfied by making a report of the incident to a supervisor or to the school. 

To file a report, contact Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services 24/7 hotlines 

  • Toll-free within California: (800) 540-4000 
  • Outside California: (213) 639-4500 
  • TDD [Hearing Impaired]: (800) 272-6699  

Information and Resources 

Employee Assistance Program 

The employee assistance program is an employee benefit program that assists employees with personal problems and/or work-related problems that may impact their job performance, health, mental and emotional well-being. 

1-800-977-9717 (24/7) 

Supportive Measures  
After receiving a report of an alleged violation of Title IX or sexual misconduct, the Title IX Coordinator will reach out to the involved parties in order to promote safety, security and provide options for moving forward. All supportive measures options are available whether someone chooses to file a formal complaint or not. For faculty and staff, these include, but are not limited to:  

  • Referral to counseling, medical, and/or other healthcare services 
  • Providing Employee Assistance Program (EAP) resources and access services
  • Referral to community-based service providers
  • Visa and immigration consultation 
  • Altering work arrangements for employees or student-employees
  • Safety planning
  • Providing campus safety escorts
  • Providing transportation accommodations 
  • Implementing contact limitations (no contact orders) between the parties 
  • Increased security and monitoring of certain areas of the campus 
  • Any other actions deemed appropriate by the Title IX Coordinator or their designee. 

 

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