Title VI

Title VI and Race, Color, and National Origin Discrimination

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects people from discrimination based on race, color, or national origin in programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title VI states that:

No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. – Department of Education, Civil Rights Act of 1964

Programs and activities that receive ED funds must operate in a non-discriminatory manner. These may include, but are not limited to, admissions, recruitment, financial aid, academic programs, student treatment and services, counseling and guidance, discipline, classroom assignment, grading, vocational education, recreation, physical education, athletics, housing, and employment if it affects those who are intended to benefit from the Federal funds. Also, a recipient may not retaliate against any person because he or she opposed an unlawful educational practice or policy, made charges, testified, or participated in any complaint action under Title VI. (The ED Title VI regulations (Volume 34, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 100) provide a detailed discussion of discrimination prohibited by Title VI).

Pitzer Nondiscrimination Statement

Pitzer College is committed to providing an inclusive educational and working environment free of discrimination and harassment, including sexual and interpersonal misconduct, for students, faculty, administrators, staff, and visitors. This is consistent and in accordance with applicable federal law, Title III Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX, the Clery Act, and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; the California Fair Employment and Housing Act; and other similar laws.

The College prohibits discrimination and harassment based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, religious belief, marital status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.