“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
Title IX protects individuals from sex and gender discrimination, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. Claremont Graduate University seeks to maintain an environment in which individuals can live, learn, and work free from these forms of discrimination. Claremont Graduate University does not tolerate discrimination and harassment.
In furtherance of these principles and in compliance with regulations recently issued by the United States Department of Education under Title IX, the University, along with the six other Claremont Colleges, adopted The Claremont Colleges Title IX Grievance Process (“TCC Title IX Grievance Process”). “Sexual Harassment,” as defined by the new regulations, are covered by the TCC Title IX Grievance Process.
Complaints of discrimination or harassment that are not governed by the TCC Title IX Grievance Process are subject to investigation and resolution under policies and procedures of the Respondent’s college. Accordingly, complaints of discrimination and harassment in which a CGU student is named as a Respondent are governed by the policies and procedures set forth in the CGU Student, Staff, and Faculty Harassment and Discrimination Policy.
Creating a safe campus environment is the responsibility of all members of the college community, both individually and collectively. CGU encourages all members of our community to seek support for and report all discrimination and harassment and/or sexual harassment and sexual misconduct directly to Campus Safety and the Dean of Students/Title IX Coordinator. In response to any reported discrimination, harassment, and/or sexual misconduct, the university will take all appropriate steps to eliminate the misconduct, prevent its recurrence and address its effects. The university respects the inherent dignity of all individuals involved and will carefully review all reports to understand the perspective and experiences of each individual, and provide for fair and impartial evaluation and resolution.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits gender-based discrimination and harassment in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial funding. Claremont Graduate University is committed to providing you with living, learning, and working environments free from all forms of discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct. CGU’s Dean of Students acts as the university’s Title IX Coordinator and assists our community regarding discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct. They are committed to providing a positive learning, teaching, and working environment. The Title IX Coordinator’s responsibilities include:
- Overseeing Title IX compliance
- Tracking and monitoring incidents, of discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct
- Ensuring prompt and equitable resolution of complaints
- Coordinating training, education, and prevention efforts
- Providing information on options for responding to and resolving complaints
TITLE IX COORDINATORS
Student: Ann Knox, Associate Dean of Students
Title IX Coordinator
Staff: Alejandra Gaytan, Director of Human Resources
Title IX Coordinator
Faculty: Michelle Bligh, Interim Executive Vice President & Provost
Title IX Coordinator
CGU and The Claremont Colleges provide support and resources to students, faculty, and staff to address concerns related gender-based discrimination and harassment, including sexual misconduct, and have created a website which serves as a clearinghouse for information related to gender-based harassment and sexual misconduct. This valuable resource provides information about shared resources across the colleges as well as institution specific information, including the following:
The Claremont Colleges were among 57 institutions to administer the Higher Education Data Sharing (HEDS) Consortium’s Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey in 2015. The survey asked students about perceptions of their campus climates for unwanted sexual contact and sexual assault, their perceptions of how their institution responds to sexual assaults, and whether and how often they have experienced unwanted sexual contact or sexual assault.