Title IX: Education, Training, and Prevention
Concordia Univeristy Irvine has zero tolerance for sexual abuse and violence. The Title IX Office is committed to providing a living, learning, and working environment that promotes personal integrity and mutual respect in a setting that is free of discrimination on the basis of sex, which includes all forms of sexual misconduct.
Education: CUI’s Commitment to All
In support of CUI’s sexual harassment, stalking, and sexual violence policies, CUI provides the following sexual assault educational resources and awareness education to all Faculty, Staff, and Students.
- Annual Title IX and sexual assault prevention education for resident directors, resident assistants, student leaders, athletes, and coaches.
- Mandatory Sexual Harassment training during Orientation (SOAR) for all new and transfer students.
- Training all employees through the Office of Human Resources during new- hire orientation.
- Distribution of information on Sexual Harassment, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking including information listed in the Student Code of Conduct, the Student Handbook, Student Athlete Handbook and the Employee Handbook.
- Additionally, Campus Safety provides walk-up access to the Campus Safety Office, reporting services to on-ground officers, office phone, or by Titan HST phone app, safety escorts 24/7, safety videos/ presentations (upon request).
Training: The Title IX Team
CUI will ensure that all Title IX Coordinators, investigators, and mandated responsible employees with the authority to address sexual violence are trained how to respond promptly, effectively, and appropriately to reports of sexual violence. The Title IX Team is trained through on-going monthly meetings led by the Title IX Coordinators as well as annual trainings hosted by third-party companies.
As a part of the training of employees, CUI will ensure that professional counselors, pastoral counselors, and nonprofessional counselors also understand the extent to which they may keep a report confidential. These trainings will also ensure that all responsible employees know their obligation to report sexual violence to appropriate university officials.
Prevention: Bystander Intervention
If acts of violence against other individuals are observed, members of the CUI community have the option to intervene to help stop the act, only if it is safe and positive to do so without risking further harm. Suggested options include:
- Dial 911.
- Contact Campus Safety at: (949) 214-3000.
- Witnesses can yell to draw attention to an act of violence from a safe distance in order to frighten off the perpetrator and remain in the area to provide witness information to the authorities.
Honor One Another Campaign
Honor One Another is a university-wide initiative to cultivate a wise and honorable campus community. The campaign is rooted in the Apostle Paul’s letter to the church in Rome in which he wrote, “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourself.” (Romans 12:10). With this in mind, Concordia strives to foster an environment in which its members value and respect one another and place their neighbor’s welfare above their own. Together as a campus we are committed to building a community of caring, inclusive of our diverse population and free from harassment, racism, sexism and violence. Watch the Honor One Another video.
Green Dot-Bystander Trainings
The Green Dot Strategy is a bystander intervention program aimed at reducing power based personal violence within our community. By equipping members of our campus with safe and effective intervention strategies, we are working to prevent the likelihood that acts such as stalking, partner violence and sexual assault will occur.
The Green Dot Strategy is about gaining a critical mass of students, staff and faculty who are willing to do their small part to actively and visibly reduce power-based personal violence at Concordia University.