Sexual Misconduct and Title IX

Support and Confidential Resources

Confidential Resources

All ArtCenter students, faculty, and staff have access to confidential support if they have experienced sexual misconduct or are involved in a grievance process. Confidential resources are individuals who do not have an obligation to report information to the Title IX Coordinator. Students are welcome to make an appointment with a counselor in the Student Mental Health Counseling Services out of the Center for the Student Experience, as these individuals have a professional requirement to maintain confidentiality. The licensed counselors working in Counseling Services are the only employees at ArtCenter who are not required to report sexual misconduct that is disclosed to them in the course of their work. Employees are offered confidential support resources and referrals through the Managed Health Network (“MHN”). Any students and employees who may have experienced sexual misconduct may also access confidential support through Peace Over Violence. Each of the below resources are available free of charge.

Student Mental Health Counseling Services

To contact a counselor or make an appointment for counseling services, students should contact:

ArtCenter Student Mental Health Counseling Services
Center for the Student Experience
Hillside – Room 200B
To make an appointment, contact:
626 396-2323
mhcounseling@artcenter.edu
Walk-in appointments available

Employee Assistance Program: Managed Health Network

Employees interested in confidential support services are welcome to contact the following off-campus resource:

Employee Assistance Program: Managed Health Network (“MHN”)
Confidential 24-Hour Help Line for Employees: 800 227-1060
TTY users call 711
mhn.advantageengagement.com

Peace Over Violence

All members of the ArtCenter community interested in confidential support services are welcome to contact the following off-campus resource:

Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Advocacy Services:
Peace Over Violence
892 N. Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103
www.peaceoverviolence.org
Emergency Hotline: 626 793-3385
Confidential, non-judgmental support for emergency, advocacy, and referrals

Supportive Measures

Supportive measures are options and steps that ArtCenter can provide on a temporary or ongoing basis to support the personal, academic, and/or professional success of an individual who may have been impacted by alleged sexual misconduct and/or a grievance process. Such measures are designed to restore or preserve access to ArtCenter’s employment or educational program or related activity, protect the safety of all parties or the College environment, and/or deter harassment, discrimination, and/or retaliation without unreasonably burdening another involved party. Supportive measures are available outside of any formal complaint or grievance process.

In implementing supportive measures, the College will act to ensure that any academic or occupational impact on the parties is as minimal as possible. Supportive measures are non-disciplinary, non-punitive individualized services offered as appropriate to ArtCenter students, faculty, and staff as reasonably available, and without any fee or charge to the individual(s). All supportive measures and referrals to resources are confidential to the extent that maintaining confidentiality does not impair ArtCenter’s ability to provide such resources. Students, faculty, and staff may contact the Title IX Coordinator to access supportive measures.

Examples of Supportive Measures:

    • Academic assistance, such as:
  • Changes to academic situations, such as transferring to another section of a course or rescheduling an academic assignment
  • Completing a course and/or courses online (if otherwise appropriate)
  • Academic tutoring or other academic support
  • Preserving eligibility for academic scholarships, financial aid, internships, study abroad, or international student visas
  • Arranging for extended deadlines, the re-taking of a class or withdrawal from a class without penalty
  • Issuing a No Contact Order or other contact limitations between parties
  • Adjustments to or scheduling for usage of campus dining locations or other campus resources
  • Mental health services, including counseling, and referrals to off-campus medical and mental health services
  • Assistance in finding alternative housing
  • Assistance in arranging for alternative ArtCenter employment arrangements, such as a change to work schedule, work location, or remote work as appropriate
  • Consultation with or escort from Campus Security or local police as appropriate
  • Increased security or monitoring of certain areas of campus
  • Safety planning
  • Referral to Employee Assistance Program, if applicable
  • Education to the community or community subgroup(s)
  • Referral to community-based service providers
  • Visa and immigration assistance
  • Student academic or financial aid counseling
  • Transportation and parking assistance
  • Timely warnings
  • Any other actions deemed appropriate by the Title IX Coordinator

Accessing Supportive Measures

The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for both equitably offering supportive measures to both complainants and respondents and ensuring the effective implementation of such measures. Complainants, respondents, and witnesses may make requests for supportive measures to the Title IX Coordinator or designee working with them to address a reported concern. The College provides supportive measures as reasonably available.

Supportive measures may be requested by contacting ArtCenter’s Title IX Coordinator:

Kristen Entringer
Director, Title IX Compliance and Programs (Title IX Coordinator)
626 396-2340
Kristen.Entringer@artcenter.edu

No Contact Orders

Students, faculty, and staff members may request a No Contact Order before, during, after, or outside of any formal complaint or grievance process to prevent unnecessary or unwanted contact with another party. No Contact Orders are created as appropriate to help to ensure an environment in which individuals can focus on and pursue their education or work at ArtCenter without engaging in further communication with another individual. No Contact Orders are not designed to be punitive actions and do not constitute a finding of any violation of ArtCenter policy.

Individuals interested in requesting a No Contact Order are encouraged to schedule a meeting with the Title IX Coordinator by emailing Kristen.Entringer@artcenter.edu.

Additional Off-Campus Resources

The following off-campus resources may also offer additional support and other advocacy services.

Sexual Assault National Crisis Hotline: RAINN – 24/7 hotline
800 656-4673

Los Angeles LGBT Center – resources on mental health and intimate partner violence