Who to Contact If You Have Complaints, Questions or Concerns

Title IX requires the university to designate a Title IX Coordinator to monitor and oversee overall Title IX compliance. Your campus Title IX Coordinator is available to explain and discuss: your right to file a criminal complaint (sexual assault and violence); the university’s complaint process, including the investigation process; how confidentiality is handled; available resources, both on and off campus; and other related matters. If you are in the midst of an emergency, please call the police immediately by dialing 9-1-1.
 

To file a complaint, please see:

For complaints against students:

  • Randi Darnall Burke (Title IX Deputy Coordinator)
  • Dean of Students
  • Address: 1 Harpst Street, Arcata, CA 95521
  • Email: Darnall@humboldt.edu
  • Telephone:   (707) 826-5694
  • Office hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
If you have a complaint against an HSU student for sexual harassment, sex discrimination, or sexual assault, you should contact the Dean of Students. The Dean of Students is responsible for Title IX compliance for matters involving students, including training, education, communication, and administration of grievance procedure for all complaints against HSU students.

For complaints against faculty, staff and management:

  • Colleen Mullery (Campus Title IX Coordinator)
  • Senior Associate Vice President of Faculty Affairs and Human Resources
  • Address: 1 Harpst Street, Arcata, CA 95521
  • Email: Colleen.Mullery@humboldt.edu
  • Telephone:   (707) 826-5086
  • Office hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

Duties and responsibilities: monitoring and oversight of overall implementation of Title IX compliance at the University, including coordination of training, education, communications, and administration of grievance procedures for faculty, staff, students and other members of the University community.

If you have a complaint against an HSU faculty member for sexual harassment, sex discrimination, or sexual assault, you should contact the Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs. The Associate Vice President of Faculty Affairs is responsible for Title IX compliance for matters involving faculty, including training, education, communication, and administration of grievance procedures for all complaints against faculty, including those complaints filed by students.

For gender equity in Athletics:

  • Tom Trepiak (Title IX Deputy Coordinator)
  • Associate Athletics Director
  • Address: 1 Harpst Street, Arcata, CA 95521
  • Email: trt2@humboldt.edu
  • Telephone:  (707) 826-5959
  • Office hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
If you have a complaint about gender equity in HSU athletic programs, you should contact the Associate Athletics Director, who is responsible for Title IX Compliance matters related to gender equity in HSU athletics programs.

University Police:

  • Lynne Soderberg (Title IX Deputy Coordinator)
  • University Police Chief
  • Address: 1 Harpst Street, Arcata, CA 95521
  • Email: lls47@humboldt.edu
  • Phone:  (707) 826-4679
  • Office hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights:

(800) 421-3481 or ocr@ed.gov
If you wish to fill out a complaint form online with the OCR, you may do so at:  http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html.

Complaint Procedures

Title IX requires that the CSU adopt and publish complaint procedures that provide for prompt and equitable resolution of sex discrimination complaints, including sexual harassment and violence. CSU Executive Order 1097 (http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1097.pdf) is the systemwide procedure for all complaints of discrimination, harassment or retaliation made by students against the CSU, a CSU employee, other CSU students or a third party.
 
Except in the case of a privilege recognized under California law (examples of which include Evidence Code §§1014 (psychotherapist-patient); 1035.8 (sexual assault counselor-victim); and 1037.5 (domestic violence counselor-victim), any member of the University community who knows of or has reason to know of sexual discrimination allegations shall promptly inform the campus Title IX Coordinator.
 
Regardless of whether an alleged victim of sexual discrimination ultimately files a complaint, if the campus knows or has reason to know about possible sexual discrimination, harassment or violence, it must review the matter to determine if an investigation is warranted. The campus must then take appropriate steps to eliminate any sex discrimination/harassment, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects.
 
Note: CSU Executive Order 1096 set forth the university’s systemwide policy and complaint procedure for discrimination, harassment and retaliation for employees not eligible to file a complaint or grievance under a collective bargaining agreement or whose collective bargaining agreement incorporates the CSU systemwide complaint procedure. To file a complaint, please use the Complaint Form for Discrimination/Harassment/Retaliation Complaints.