TITLE IX - 20 U.S.C. § 1681 & C.F.R. Part 106 (1972): "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law intended to end sex discrimination in all areas of education. Title IX applies to all recipients of federal funds (both public and private institutions) and covers:

  1. Non-discrimination based on sex or gender
  2. Sexual harassment and sexual assault
  3. Program equity, such as athletics.

To ensure compliance with Title IX and other laws, California State University (CSU) policy prohibits:

  • Discrimination or Harassment based on any Protected Status
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Dating Violence and Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Exploitation
  • Stalking
  • Prohibited Consensual Relationships
  • Retaliation

Humboldt's Title IX Coordinator & Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation (DHR) Prevention Administrator implements this policy and oversees and coordinates prompt and equitable grievance procedures for students, staff, and faculty. The Title IX & DHR Prevention Office, Deputy Coordinators, Investigators, and Campus Partners stand ready to assist any member of the campus community who has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct.


We are available by email, phone, or appointment, or drop-in to answer questions, offer supportive measures and other services, or to received reports. This is subject to change and is based on guidance from the Campus Ready Plan.

General (monitored M-F, 8am-5pm)
Email: titleix@humboldt.edu

Dave Hickcox
Title IX Coordinator and DHR Prevention Administrator
Email: david.hickcox@humboldt.edu
Office: (707) 826-5177 (M-F, 8am-5pm)

Nicki Viso
Title IX Investigator and Clery Director
Email: nicki.viso@humboldt.edu
Office: (707) 826-5175 (M-F, 8am-5pm)

Pam Kirschner
Program Analyst
Email: pamela.kirschner@humboldt.edu
Office: (707) 826-3385 (M-F, 8am-5pm)

2022 Annual Security Report

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the 2022 Annual Security Report (ASR) is now available for viewing at https://clery.humboldt.edu/sites/default/files/cal_poly_humboldt_2022_annual_security_report.pdf. The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for Cal Poly Humboldt for 2019, 2020, and 2021. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Title IX & DHR Prevention Office located at:

212 Siemens Hall
1 Harpst Street
Arcata, CA, 95521
(707) 826-5177