Title IX

Pitzer’s Commitment to Ending Sex Discrimination and Harassment


Dr. Christine Guzman (she/her/hers)
Senior Director of Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, and Title IX Coordination
[email protected]

Madeline Hisamoto (she/her/hers)
Title IX Deputy Coordinator
[email protected]

Pitzer’s Title IX Office is available by phone, email, or video conference. Anyone impacted by or with questions about any form of sex discrimination (including gender-based harassment or sexual harassment, stalking, dating or domestic violence, sexual assault, and sexual exploitation) is encouraged to contact the Title IX office to make a report and/or obtain assistance. Supportive measures and resources are available regardless of whether a formal complaint is made.

Pitzer College is committed to providing an inclusive educational and working environment for all members of and visitors to our community. Consistent with this and in accordance with applicable law, including Title IX, the Clery Act and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, Pitzer maintains a comprehensive program designed to protect members of the community from sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence. This includes prevention and educational programming for all new and incoming students, bystander intervention training (Teal Dot), and workshops on topics such as consent and healthy relationships that are offered throughout the year.

Pitzer has two distinct policies that address sex discrimination: a Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy and a Discrimination/Harassment/Sexual Misconduct Policy (hereafter “Discrimination/Harassment Policy”). The Title IX Sexual Harassment policy is based on definitions set forth in regulations recently promulgated by the U.S. Department of Education under Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, which took effect on August 14, 2020. Pitzer’s Title IX policy limits the scope of Title IX Sexual Harassment to conduct that occurs within a TCC education program or activity in the United States, and to sexual harassment as defined by the federal regulations. In order to address incidents of sex discrimination and sexual misconduct that do not fall within the regulatory definition of Title IX Sexual Harassment, Pitzer also has a Discrimination/Harassment policy. These policies are interrelated and must be read together.

Pitzer’s existing Discrimination/Harassment policy applies to sex discrimination and harassment that does not fall under the scope of the Title IX Sexual Harassment policy, including Sexual Exploitation and non-Title IX Sexual Harassment. The Discrimination/Harassment Policy also applies to complaints alleging certain conduct that would otherwise be prohibited under the Title IX Sexual Harassment policy (e.g., Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking under the Title IX Sexual Harassment policy), but which must be dismissed under the Title IX Sexual Harassment policy because the conduct did not occur within the limited jurisdiction of Title IX as set forth in the recently-enacted Title IX regulations. 

Helpful Information

For more information about confidential and other support resources, including counseling through the EmPOWER Center, please visit www.7csupportandprevention.com.

This infographic (PDF) also has support resource information for the Claremont area, but while classes are online, national resources such as www.rainn.org can be very helpful and can help connect you with local support wherever you may be.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Pitzer College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, pregnancy status, age, marital status, religion, disability, national origin, ethnic origin, or prior military service in any of its policies, procedures, and practices, including admission policies, educational policies, fellowship and loan programs, employment policies, and other Institute-administered programs and activities. This statement is in compliance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other requirements of Federal and state law. Questions about the application of Title IX should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, or both.

Reporting Options and Online Reporting Form

Helpful Links

Reports of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, sexual assault, stalking, dating/domestic violence, and sexual exploitation can be made to Pitzer’s Senior Director of DHSM and Title IX Christine Guzman by email ([email protected]) or by phone (909.607.2958); in-person when in-person classes resume (Broad Center, Room 212 – by appointment); by scheduling a video or phone meeting; or by utilizing the Online Reporting Form below. Anonymous reports are allowed, but may limit the College’s ability to effectively respond.

You can also contact the Senior Director of DSHM and Title IX for questions about reporting options, the availability of support measures, or to discuss any of your rights and options. You do not have to make a decision about whether to report to meet with the Senior Director of DSHM and Title IX, and whether to disclose any specific information is always up to you.

Alternatively reports also can be made to any of Pitzer’s complaint officers listed below, regardless if you are a student, faculty member, staff member or third party. They will notify the Senior Director of DSHM and Title IX of all disclosures or reports, but they can assist you with first steps in the process.

  • For reports or complaints against a student, contact: Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students Jan Barker-Alexander ([email protected])
  • For reports or complaints against a faculty member, contact: Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty Allen Omoto ([email protected])
  • For reports or complaints against a staff member or third party, contact: Deanna Caballero, Associate Vice President, Human Resources and Payroll Services ([email protected]).
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This badge acknowledges that our Title IX staff have completed training and Pitzer College is an Institutional Member of the Student Conduct Institute with the State University of New York. See our Title IX training here