Pomona defines sexual assault and other forms of misconduct in their policies. Learn more about how Pomona defined prohibited conduct on their website.Back to top
Pomona College is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational, working, and residential environment for the students, faculty, staff and other members of the Pomona College and the Claremont Colleges community. In particular, the College aspires to provide members of its community with an environment that is free from sexual harassment, sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. Read the full Pomona Sexual Misconduct policy.
When making a report with Pomona, you have the right:
- To be treated with respect, dignity, and sensitivity throughout the process.
- To seek support services from the College, including those provided by Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services.
- To confidentiality and protection under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). For all Complainants, the College will make all reasonable efforts to ensure the preservation of privacy, restricting access to information to those with a legitimate need to know.
- To be informed of the College’s policies and grievance procedures related to discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct.
- To a prompt and thorough investigation of the allegation(s).
- To challenge the appointment of the Investigator or a Board member or request an alternate Vice President if a conflict of interest is present.
- To participate or decline to participate in the grievance process related to a discrimination, harassment, and/or sexual misconduct complaint with the understanding that the process may continue without their involvement and that the Investigator and/or Board will determine an outcome with the information available to it.
- To appeal the decision made by the Investigator, Title IX Coordinator or Board and sanction(s) determined by the appropriate Vice President.
- To be notified, in writing, of the case resolution – including the outcome of any appeal.
- To report the incident to law enforcement or civil authorities if one wishes to do so.
- To understand that information collected in this process may/could be subpoenaed for a criminal or civil proceeding.
- To have a support person/advisor (as defined in paragraph IV.D.).
Your Title IX Rights
Title IX is a federal law that protects students against sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence regardless of the student’s real or perceived sex, gender identity, and/or gender expression. If you have been subjected to sexual harassment or sexual violence you have an additional set of rights and protections under Title IX (Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §1681).
If you believe your Title IX rights have been or are being violated, you can contact your Title IX Coordinator and/or learn how to file a report on the OCR website.Back to top