California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) is committed to the principle of equal opportunity.

CalArts does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related thereto), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion and religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), disability (mental or physical) including HIV and AIDS, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), marital status, age, military and veteran status, ancestry, ethnic or national origin (including language- use restrictions), or other characteristics or classifications protected by the law in the administration of its educational, employment, or admissions policies; scholarships and loan programs; and other Institute-administered programs and activities.

Because harassment and discrimination can also constitute violations of federal and state law (e.g., Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, and/or the California Fair Employment and Housing Act), individuals who feel that they have been subjected to harassment or discrimination may, in addition to notifying CalArts, file a complaint with the appropriate state or federal agencies, including, in the case of employees, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and/or California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. In addition, students and/or employees may file a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Education. 

CalArts policies strictly prohibit discrimination against, or the harassment of, any individual at CalArts or at Institute activities occurring away from campus, including but not limited to all individuals regularly or temporarily employed, studying, or with an official capacity at CalArts (such as Trustees, visiting artists, volunteers, and contractors). Persons violating CalArts policies will be subject to corrective action up to and including discharge from employment or dismissal from CalArts. CalArts also prohibits retaliation against a person who reports, files a complaint, or who otherwise participates in good faith in any proceeding related to CalArts policies.

It is the responsibility of all CalArts community members to comply with CalArts policies. Accordingly, anyone who believes they are being harassed or discriminated against, have observed harassment of, or discrimination against, another person at the Institute in violation of this policy, or believe such conduct has occurred, should immediately report the incident to:

Title IX Coordinator
Dionne Simmons
Director, Community Rights and Responsibilities