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.
If you have a complaint against an HSU student or employee for sexual harassment, sex discrimination, or sexual assault, you should contact the Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for Title IX compliance for matters involving students and employees, including training, education, communication, and administration of grievance procedures for all Title IX complaints.
  • David Hickcox
    Campus Title IX Coordinator
    Siemens Hall 212
    Email: david.hickcox@humboldt.edu
    Telephone:   (707) 826-5177 or (707) 826-3626
    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.

Please be advised that the Office of Title IX & DHR Prevention has moved to Human Resources, located at Siemens Hall, Room 212. Please visit the Human Resources front desk for assistance with any Title IX related matters. Either the Title IX Coordinator/DHR Prevention Administrator or one of the Title IX investigators will come to assist you.

Title IX/DHR Prevention Investigation Team:

David Montoya III

Associate Vice President for Human Resources/

Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Email: david.montoyaIII@humboldt.edu

Telephone: (707) 826-5084

Dr. Stephen St. Onge, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President for Student Success (Interim)

Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Email: stephen.stonge@humbodlt.edu

Telephone: (707) 826-3003

Scott Kasper

Employee Relations and Compliance Manager/

Title IX Investigator

Email: scott.kasper@humboldt.edu

Telephone: (707) 826-5174

David Hickcox

Recruitment Manager/ Title IX Investigator

Email: david.hickcox@humboldt.edu

Telephone: (707) 826-5177

Ariel Aaron

Benefits Manager/Title IX Investigator

Email: ariel.aaron@humboldt.edu

Telephone: (707) 826-5171

Donyet King

Associate Director of Residence Life/ 

Title IX Investigator

Email: donyet.king@humboldt.edu

Telephone: (707) 826-5517

Gender Equity in Athletics:

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:

  • Donn Peterson, University Police Chief
    Address: 1 Harpst Street, Arcata, CA 95521
    Email: donn.peterson@humboldt.edu
    Phone:  (707) 826-5555
    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 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.
NoteCSU 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.