Report an Incident

Options for Reporting an Incident

The decision to report an incident about sexual harassment (which includes quid pro quo, hostile work environment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking) is a personal choice. We’re here to help you understand your options, and the resources available, whether you decide to report an incident or not.

Student and Employees: Below is a chart created to give you an overview of what your reporting options are through CUSM’s Title IX Office, the Colton Police Department, and Anonymous Reporting.

Options Will my information be confidential? Will there be an investigation? Will there be disciplinary action for the accused?
Formal Complaint:
Formal Resolution
Formal Complaint:
Title IX Informal Resolution
Formal Complaint:
Formal Resolution
Formal Complaint:
Title IX Informal Resolution
Formal Complaint:
Formal Resolution
Formal Complaint:
Title IX Informal Resolution
Title IX Coordinator Your name will be shared on a need-to-know basis. However, if an investigation is conducted your name may need to be shared with the accused To resolve the matter informally, your name will need to be shared to reach a resolution between parties. Yes. No. Disiplinary Actions is possible and this will depend on the outcome of a hearing where a decision maker will determine this. It is possible for an informal Resolution to include some type of disciplinary action if both parties agree to this.
Colton Police Department Your name won't be disclosed if you request your name to remain confidential. However, if your case goes to court your name may no longer be kept confidential due to court records. N/A Yes. N/A Depending on the facts of your case and conclusion of the Police Investigation. N/A
CUSM Annonymous System Yes. N/A Depends on the facts provided. N/A Depends on the facts provided. N/A


Report to the Title IX Coordinator

If you decide not to file a formal Title IX complaint, confidentiality will be maintained and supportive measures through CUSM will be made available to assist you. Contact the Title IX Coordinator for more information on supportive measures. (Please note: If a mutual no-contact order is requested as a supportive measure, confidentiality will no longer be possible because the Respondent will need to be made aware of the identity of the person to no longer contact.)

Dr. Sandra E. Hodgin
Email: TitleIXCoordinator@cusm.org
Phone Number: (909) 424-0345
Campus Extension: 10345

If you decide to file a formal Title IX complaint, the Title IX Coordinator will offer supportive measures. When a formal complaint is filed confidentiality limitations exist because the identity of the Complainant and details of the case will be placed in a written notice of allegation that will be provided to both complaining and responding parties. To file a formal complaint, you may do so in person, by mail, by telephone, or by e-mail using the Title IX Coordinator’s contact information listed above, at any time (including non-business hours).

If you are making a Title IX formal complaint by e-mail or mail, please be sure to include your physical or digital signature.

What to Expect as a Student or Employee

When you contact CUSM’s Title IX Coordinator, a virtual meeting will be scheduled to discuss the behavior that you have undergone or that you are concerned about. Options and resources will be provided to you and explained.

Although contacting the Title IX Coordinator is not considered strictly Confidential, the Title IX Coordinator will ensure to keep information on a strict need-to-know basis. The Title IX Coordinator will explain the informal versus formal process and will take into account your preference to proceed with a formal complaint. Please note, if you decide to not move forward with filing a formal complaint, you may choose to do so at a later time. Also, in limited cases, the Title IX Coordinator may decide to proceed with a formal process on behalf of CUSM in situations where the safety of the CUSM community is in jeopardy. Overall, the Title IX Coordinator will work toward ensuring the well-being of all students and employees with resources and supportive measures, and when a Title IX formal complaint is filed will ensure the matter is equitably resolved.

The Title IX Coordinator is available to provide information and consultation about CUSM’s Title IX policies and procedures regarding sexual harassment and sexual misconduct for students, faculty, staff, supervisors, administrators, and others who need information about their responsibilities to address sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.

Note: Any person who retaliates against a person who has filed a Title IX complaint or cooperated in a Title IX investigation is in violation of University policy and will be subject to disciplinary action.

Report to the Colton Police Department
If there is an emergency dial 9-1-1
To file a criminal complaint or request a protective order, call CPD immediately.
The CPD is located in the Civic Center Annex.
Address: 650 N La Cadena Dr., Colton, CA 92324
Lobby Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 am - 4 pm (Closed Fridays & Holidays)
Main office: (909) 370-5000

Report to the CUSM Anonymous System
Click here to access the Anonymous Reporting form.