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Title IX

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits sex (gender-based) discrimination and harassment in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial funding.

The Claremont Colleges are committed to providing educational environments free from all forms of discrimination and harassment, including gender-based discrimination and harassment. Sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, is a form of harassment.  The Claremont Colleges provide support and resources to students, faculty, and staff to address concerns related gender-based discrimination and harassment, including sexual misconduct.

Each institution has designated a Title IX Coordinator to assist the community regarding gender-based discrimination and harassment.  Some of the responsibilities of the Title IX Coordinators include:

  • Overseeing Title IX compliance for their institution;
  • Tracking and monitoring incidents, including gender-based discrimination and sexual misconduct;
  • Ensuring prompt and equitable resolution of complaints;
  • Coordinating training, education, and prevention efforts; and
  • Providing information on options for responding to and resolving complaints.

Together, the coordinators play an integral role in carrying out the Claremont Colleges’ commitment to provide positive living, learning, and working environments for the entire community.

Who are the Title IX Coordinators?

The names and contact information for each institutions’ Title IX Coordinator are listed below.  If you have a question or concern about gender-based discrimination or harassment, including sexual misconduct, you should speak with your institution’s Title IX Coordinator.

Claremont Graduate University Title IX Coordinator
Chris Bass, Dean of Students
Address: Harper Hall East, Room 123 in Student Affairs Suite
160 E. 10th Street
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: 909-621-8965
E-mail: chris.bass@cgu.edu

Claremont McKenna College Title IX Coordinator
Nyree Gray, Chief Civil Rights Officer/Title IX Coordinator
Address: Bauer Center North, Room 100
500 E. 9th Street
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: 909-607-0347
E-mail: nyree.gray@claremontmckenna.edu

Harvey Mudd College Title IX Coordinator
Leslie Hughes, Associate Dean of Students
Address: Platt Campus Center
301 Platt Boulevard
Claremont, CA 91711-5901
Phone: 909-621-8301
E-mail:  lhughes@hmc.edu

Keck Graduate Institute Title IX Coordinator
Cheryl Merritt, Director of Human Resources
Address: Building 215, Room 201
535 Watson Drive
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: 909-607-7853
E-mail:  Cheryl_Merritt@kgi.edu

Pitzer College Title IX Coordinator
Marni Bobich, Director of Human Resources
Address: McConnell Hall, Room 311
1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: 909-607-8533
Email: marni_bobich@pitzer.edu

Pomona College Title IX Coordinator
Daren Mooko, Associate Dean of Students for Student Development and Leadership
Address: Alexander Hall, Room 101
550 College Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: 909-621-8017
E-mail: Daren.mooko@pomona.edu

Scripps College Title IX Coordinator
Jennifer Berklas, Director of Human Resources
Address: Vita Nova Hall, Room 120
385 E. 9th Street
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: 909-607-7976
E-mail: JBerklas@scrippscollege.edu

When should I contact a Title IX coordinator?

Any student, faculty or staff member, or applicant for admission or employment who has concerns about gender-based discrimination and harassment, including sexual misconduct, is encouraged to seek the assistance of a Title IX coordinator.

Contact a coordinator if you:

  • Wish to understand your options for responding to  gender-based discrimination and harassment, including sexual misconduct;
  • Learn of a situation that you feel may warrant investigation;
  • Need help on how to handle a situation by which you are indirectly affected;
  • Seek guidance on possible informal remedies or administrative measures to de-escalate or alleviate a difficult situation;
  • Have questions about your institution’s policies and grievance procedures

Confidentiality

Conversations with Title IX Coordinators are kept as confidential as possible, but information about incidents of sexual misconduct must be shared with relevant administrators if the college needs to take action for reasons of community safety. In all cases, the wishes of the person initiating the conversation are given full consideration. If you would like to speak with someone strictly confidentially contact one of the confidential support resources.