Agent of Change dropped, what’s next for Title IX?

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By Manuel Sandoval |Staff Writer|

CSUSB severed its contract with Agent of Change after the unauthorized data breach which occurred on the website server on August 28, 2015.

CSUSB utilized The Agent of Change sexual assault online training program to meet Title IX Requirements.

The CSUSB Title IX office is currently working to establish a new program for students to meet the requirement.

“Right now we are in the process of getting a new online training tool, IT Security, faculty and staff,” said CSUSB Title IX Office Manager Valerie Marrow.

CSUSB’s new director Christina Martin has been working hard to fix the situation, along with looking at possible future online programs for CSUSB students.

“We are looking at all aspects of our new company to benefit our students here at CSUSB. We want students to know that we understand their frustrations. There are now several options to fulfill the mandatory sexual assault trainings,” continued Marrow.

One of those options is an in-person workshop. All students are required to complete the refresher training on sexual misconduct once per academic year. The sexual assault workshops provided are 1 hour and 15 minutes long.

“I attended the domestic violence workshop on Wednesday and it was very informative and the room was packed,” said student Aubrey Sampson. “It was great seeing a large amount of students show up because they are now aware of how to understand warning signs of domestic violence situations, and learn how to get away from different types of abuse.”

According to the Title IX office information that was leaked included students name, CSUSB mailing address, student ID, e-mail address, gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual identity and relationship status.

Some students expressed their concern with the breach.

“I feel uneasy about the entire situation,” said student Noah Gonzales.

“It is frustrating being told that my personal information has been leaked. I try so hard to prevent my information from being hacked and then my school goes and does it for me, which is not cool. But I have already changed my password and I know my campus is working on fixing the problem,” continued Gonzales.

“We want students to know we are no longer using The Agent of Change. We are doing everything that we can to help keep students safe and aware for their family and friends. I hope to see you all at our next workshop,” said Marrow.

Students should check their e-mail for upcoming opportunities to attend the Dating/Domestic and Sexual Violence 101 workshop later this month. Make sure to bring your coyote ID and swipe at the end of the event to receive credit.

For those who have any questions regarding the breach, contact the Agent of Change/We End Violence at (877)218-2930 between 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday – Friday using reference number (675)109-0215.

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