Students and employees who may have experienced sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or other sexual misconduct are referred to as complainants. Complainants interested in reporting an allegation of sexual misconduct have the choice to report to local law enforcement, to ArtCenter, to neither, or to both. Supportive measures and confidential resources are available to all ArtCenter community members regardless of whether or not the full details of an alleged incident are reported to the College. There is no time limit for a complainant to report alleged sexual misconduct to ArtCenter.
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:
Director of Title IX Compliance and Programs
Any ArtCenter community member can submit an anonymous report via EthicsPoint by visiting artcenter.navexone.com. Note that anonymous reports may prompt a need for ArtCenter to investigate, but a complainant’s decision to remain anonymous may greatly limit the College’s ability to stop the alleged misconduct or collect relevant information. Staff and Faculty reporting their own experiences may utilize EthicsPoint to report anonymously, however, any staff and faculty reporting on behalf of someone else cannot fulfill their reporting obligation via EthicsPoint and must follow the Mandatory Reporting guidelines below.
With the exception of licensed counselors working in Student Mental Health Counseling Services, any ArtCenter employee who knows or has reason to know of allegations or acts that may constitute a violation of the Sexual Misconduct Policy is required to immediately inform the Title IX Coordinator of all relevant information regarding the allegation, including the names of those involved, even if the person who initially disclosed information to the employee requested confidentiality. An employee’s failure to report potential violations of the Sexual Misconduct Policy in a timely manner may result in discipline, including and up to termination of their employment. Student employees who receive information about alleged sexual misconduct in the course of their job duties must report such information to the Title IX Coordinator to fulfill their mandated duty to report.
Individuals interested in a forensic exam (also known as a “rape kit”) may do so 365 days a year at San Gabriel Valley Medical Center. Information can be best collected from forensic exams if the exam is conducted as soon as possible after an alleged incident. More information about reporting to hospitals and preserving evidence for a forensic exam can be found in the Sexual Misconduct Policy.
San Gabriel Valley Medical Center
438 West Las Tunas Drive
San Gabriel, CA 91776
Individuals have the right to report, or not to report, allegations of sexual misconduct to law enforcement. ArtCenter will always support an individual who wishes to make a report to the police or other local authorities.
Pasadena Police Department
207 Garfield Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
General Contact Number: 626 744-4501
Non-Emergency Response: 626 744-4241
Individuals experiencing harassment or discrimination always have the right to file a formal grievance with government authorities. Students may file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”). ArtCenter employees, including student employees, may also file a complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) or the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”).
Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Headquarters
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-1100
Customer Service Hotline #: 800 421-3481
Facsimile: 202 453-6012
TDD#: 877 521-2172
Office for Civil Rights, California Office
U.S. Department of Education
50 United Nations Plaza
Mail Box 1200, Room 1545
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415 486-5555
Fax: 415 486-5570
TDY: 800 877-8339
United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
TTY: 800 669-6820
ASL Video Phone: 844 234-5122
Los Angeles District Office
Roybal Federal Building
255 East Temple St., 4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012