What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects individuals from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX states:
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 at The Claremont Colleges
Simply put, as a member of the Claremont Colleges, whether a student, faculty, or staff, you have the right to live, learn, and work in an environment free of sex discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking, and retaliation. Title IX protects us all – regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, and citizenship status. Individuals who feel they have been discriminated against and/or harassed on the basis of sex have several reporting options, including filing a formal complaint with their respective College’s Title IX Office.
Policies Prohibiting Sex Discrimination at the 7Cs
The Claremont Colleges Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy (“TCC Title IX Policy”) is the central Title IX policy adopted by the 7Cs that prohibits sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking, and retaliation. Matters that do not fall under the TCC Title IX Policy are referred to the appropriate college policy.
Each College has a designated Title IX Coordinator responsible for the implementation of and compliance with the TCC Title IX Policy and their respective campus policy prohibiting discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, including sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, stalking, and retaliation. The Title IX Coordinator is available to provide information regarding an individual’s rights and options under the TCC Title IX Policy and/or any other the applicable college policy. You may also contact the TCC Title IX Administrator, Barbara Reguengo, at TitleIXAdmin@claremont.edu with any questions about the TCC Title IX Policy.
Note: Filing a formal complaint is not required to access supportive measures, resources, and information. Speaking with your Title IX Coordinator does not constitute a formal complaint and does not initiate the formal grievance process.
Please connect with your Title IX Coordinator below for more information: