ArtCenter is committed to maintaining an inclusive community that is supportive of students and employees. Part of this commitment is providing an educational and working environment that is free of sexual misconduct. ArtCenter does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities, including admission and employment practices, as required by Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities receiving federal funding.
Under leadership of the Director of Title IX Compliance and Programs serving as the College’s Title IX Coordinator, the newly established, independent Title IX Office works with the Title IX Team to stop, prevent, and remedy the effects of sexual misconduct and gender-based discrimination for all students, faculty, staff, and guests.
In compliance with Title IX regulations, ArtCenter has adopted and published grievance procedures that provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of student and employee complaints alleging any action that would be prohibited by Title IX or the College’s Sexual Misconduct Policy. Detailed information about the grievance procedures, including how to report or file a complaint of sex-based discrimination or harassment and how the College will respond, can be found in the College’s Sexual Misconduct Policy.
Title IX Office operations are currently being conducted remotely, consistent with state and College requirements during COVID-19. The Title IX Coordinator is available to receive and respond to reports of alleged sexual misconduct via email, phone, mail or video conference. Supportive measures and other resources are still provided as appropriate and available.
Any person may report sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or other sexual misconduct to ArtCenter’s Title IX Coordinator, regardless of whether or not the person is the recipient of the alleged behavior. Such reports may be made at any time, including outside of business hours, using the following contact information:
Associate Director of Student Equity and Interim Title IX Coordinator
When administrative offices return to on-campus operations, the Title IX Coordinator’s office is located on the bridge at the Hillside Campus at 1700 Lida Street, Pasadena, CA 91103.
Inquiries about the application of Title IX at ArtCenter may be referred to ArtCenter’s Title IX Coordinator and/or to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education.
ArtCenter’s Sexual Misconduct Policy is part of the College’s larger equal opportunity commitment to prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation of any kind based on protected classes as defined by the College or federal, state, or local law.