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Welcome to the Office of Equal Opportunity

Brian Gnandt

Director and DHR Administrator

The Director of Equal Opportunity is designated as the Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation (DHR) Administrator, and the Section 504/ADA Coordinator responsible for implementing the California State University Systemwide Executive Orders 1095, 1096, 1097 for all students, employees and third-parties (visitors) in order to comply with applicable state and federal non-discrimination laws and regulations.  Reports of discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation should be made directly to Brian Gnandt at bgnandt@calpoly.edu or by calling 805-756-6770.  Any immediate safety concerns should always be directed to the Cal Poly Police Department by calling 911. 

Tiffany Little

Interim Title IX Coordinator

Mandatory reports of sexual misconduct should be made directly to Tiffany Little at tilittle@calpoly.edu or by calling 805-756-1420.  Any immediate safety concerns should always be directed to the Cal Poly Police Department by calling 911. 

Barbara Martinez

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics

Barbara Martinez, Athletics Compliance Officer for Athletics & Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics (Gender Equity within Athletics). She may be reached at 805-756-5075 or bmartine@calpoly.edu. 

Our Mission

    In support of the Cal Poly mission, the Equal Opportunity staff are committed to promoting a culture that values individual and organizational integrity, civility, and diversity. We provide a fundamentally fair and compassionate adjudication process for the campus community consistent with applicable California State University (CSU) systemwide Executive Orders

    • Ensure University adherence to CSU Systemwide Executive Orders 1058, 1095, 1096 (revised), 1097 (revised) and 1111.
    • Document and appropriately respond to all reports of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, retaliation and whistleblower retaliation.
    • As appropriate, conduct fair, impartial and through investigations and, where appropriate, recommend sanctions for students and employees found in violation of the above-referenced Executive Orders.
    • Ensure completion of student training regarding behavior expectations under EO 1095, 1096 and 1097.
    • Ensure completion of AB1825 (employee) Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
    • Facilitate Conflict of Interest training & filing of the annual Form 700
    • Provide training for Employment Equity Facilitators (EEFs)

    Resources

    Complainants reporting incidents that may involve a criminal component are entitled to a simultaneous criminal investigation.  Cal Poly Police, as employees, are required to report any possible sexual misconduct to Title IX.  However, the University does not report sexual misconduct to the police without written consent of the student complainant.

    Cal Poly University Police (when you are on-campus)
    Emergency: 911
    Non-emergency:  805-756-2281
    https://www.afd.calpoly.edu/police/

    Local Police (when you are off-campus)
    San Luis Obispo Police
    Emergency:  911
    Non-Emergency: 805-781-7317
    Location: 1042 Walnut (at the intersection of Santa Rosa)

     

    CONFIDENTIAL RESOURCES

    Cal Poly Counseling Services
    805-756-2281
    Location: 27/36 - next to the Recreation Center

    Confidential Victim Advocate* 
    Cal Poly Safer
    805-756-2281

    Off-campus:  
    Respect, Inspire, Support, Empower (RISE)
    855-866-RISE, www.riseslo.org

     

    HEALTH RESOURCES

    Local Hospital Emergency Rooms - Open 24/7

    Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center
    805-546-7600
    1010 Murray Avenue, San Luis Obispo

    French Hospital 
    805-542-6378
    1911 Johnson Avenue, San Luis Obispo
     

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