Occidental College is committed to providing an environment for students, faculty, administrators, staff, and visitors that is free of all forms of discrimination and harassment, including sexual and interpersonal misconduct.
It is the policy of Occidental College to maintain an environment for students, faculty, administrators, staff, and visitors that is free of all forms of discrimination and harassment. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of 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.
Such conduct is prohibited in Occidental’s educational programs and activities and in the context of employment and admissions (including application for each), as required by: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations, 20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq.; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; the California Fair Employment and Housing Act; and other similar laws.
Occidental also prohibits retaliation against a person who reports, complains about, or who otherwise participates in good faith in any proceeding under College policy or law.
To review related policies, please visit the Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Policy and the Sexual and Interpersonal Misconduct Policy.
Reporting Discrimination or Harassment
The Civil Rights and Title IX Coordinator has been designated to handle inquires regarding the College's non-discrimination policies, to oversee investigations, and to monitor compliance with Title IX and other anti-discrimination laws. Any person may report potential discrimination to the Civil Rights and Title IX Coordinator by using the following contact information:
External options for filing a civil rights complaint include:
- The United States Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, 50 United Nations Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94102; 415-586-5555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Roybal Federal Building, 255 East Temple St., 4th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90012; 1-800-669-4000
- California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, 1055 West 7th Street, Suite 1400 Los Angeles, CA 90017; (213) 439-6799