Pitzer College strives to maintain an environment which is free from discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual misconduct. Sexual misconduct is a distinct form of sexual harassment. Pitzer College maintains several policies related to discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct which can be found in the Student Handbook, Faculty Handbook, Staff Handbook, and the Sexual Harassment Policy.
If you believe you have been subject to discrimination, harassment, and/or sexual misconduct by a student, faculty member, or staff member from one of The Claremont Colleges other than Pitzer College, please speak with one of the Title IX Coordinators. Students can also contact the On-Call Dean (contacted through Campus Safety at 909-607-2000) or a Dean in the Dean of Students office. They will assist you in exploring your options for responding to the conduct, provide you with information about support resources, and assist you in reporting the incident to the other institution and/or the police, if you choose to do so. You may also speak with the Pomona College Advocates for Survivors of Sexual Assault, which is a confidential resource for students of The Claremont Colleges. For more information about resources and options for responding to sexual misconduct please visit The Claremont Colleges’ sexual misconduct website.
Creating a safe campus environment is the responsibility of all members of the College community, both individually and collectively. Pitzer College 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 or the Title IX Coordinators. In response to any reported discrimination, harassment, and/or sexual misconduct, the College will take all appropriate steps to eliminate the misconduct, prevent its recurrence and address its effects. The College respects the inherent dignity of all individuals involved and will carefully review and/or investigate all reports to understand the perspective and experiences of each individual, and provide for fair and impartial evaluation and resolution.
Title IX Coordinator
Complaint Officer – Students:
Sandra Vasquez, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
Complaint Officer – Faculty:
Nigel Boyle, Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of Faculty
Complaint Officer – Staff and Third Parties:
Deanna Caballero, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources and Payroll Services
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits sex (gender-based) discrimination and harassment in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial funding. Pitzer College is committed to providing you with living, learning, and working environments free from all forms of discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct. To assist our community regarding sexual misconduct and discrimination and harassment related to gender, Pitzer has designated Title IX Coordinators. Title IX Coordinators’ 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; and
- Providing information on options for responding to and resolving complaints.
Together, the Title IX Coordinators play an integral role in carrying out the College’s commitment to provide a positive learning, teaching, and working environment.
Gender-Based Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Resource Information
Pitzer College and The Claremont Colleges provide support and resources to students, faculty, and staff to address concerns related to 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: