Sexual Misconduct and Title IX

Title IX Team

Title IX Office

In January 2020, ArtCenter’s efforts in Title IX compliance moved from Human Resources to a standalone office reporting to the President. The Title IX Office includes the Director of Title IX Compliance and Programs, who serves as the College’s Title IX Coordinator, as well as a full-time Title IX Investigator. The Title IX Office is charged with taking action to stop, remedy and prevent harassment and discrimination on the basis of sex.

In its establishing year, the Title IX Office will empower students and employees to understand their rights, responsibilities, and options for preventing and addressing sexual misconduct. By clarifying policies and procedures, increasing outreach, and opening an ongoing conversation about gender equity across campus, the Title IX Office seeks to transform the campus community’s understanding of Title IX and how it supports the ArtCenter mission. Check back to this page and the Title IX page on InsideArtCenter for more information.

Title IX Team

The Title IX Team is a collection of ArtCenter employees and, when appropriate, outside consultants or contractors charged with upholding ArtCenter’s Sexual Misconduct Policy and enacting the procedures defined within. The Title IX Team includes the Title IX Coordinator, deputy coordinators, investigators, decision-makers/hearing officers, appeal officers, trained advisors, and anyone who may perform in any of these roles at any given time. In accordance with federal regulations, the Title IX Coordinator takes appropriate steps to ensure that all members of the Title IX Team do not have a conflict of interest or bias for or against complainants or respondents generally or an individual complainant or respondent specifically.

ArtCenter’s Title IX Task Force is a shared governance group that meets regularly to discuss new and ongoing compliance requirements and concepts related to gender equity across campus. The Title IX Task Force includes some members of the Title IX Team as well as other members of the ArtCenter community who help contribute to compliance efforts due to their role on campus.

Officials with Authority

The Officials with Authority listed below are authorized to accept notice or complaints of potential violations of this Policy on behalf of ArtCenter. All identified individuals will properly route information to the Title IX Coordinator and explain the process for filing a formal complaint. Anyone not certain to whom to report is encouraged to reach out to the Title IX Coordinator directly.

Title IX Coordinator:

Brittany Raygoza
Director of Title IX Compliance and Programs
626 396-2340

For safety or security matters:

Director of Campus Security:
Jim Finch
Campus Security
626 396-2225

For student-to-student matters:

Associate Provost for Student Affairs/Dean of Students:
Ray Quirolgico, Ed.D.
Center for the Student Experience
626 396-2325

Associate Director for Student Equity:
Jessica Krause
Center for the Student Experience
626 396-2323

For faculty matters:

Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs:
Ted Young, Ph.D.
Office of the Provost
626 396-4281

Interim Provost:
Anne Burdick
Office of the Provost

For Human Resources matters:

Vice President, Human Resources:
Lisa M. Sanchez, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CPLC
Human Resources
626 396-2210

Associate Vice President, Human Resources:
Tracy Kerr
Human Resources
626 396-4349

For matters related to ArtCenter Extension:

Managing Director of ArtCenter Extension:
Dana Walker-Juick
ArtCenter Extension
626 396-2376

Director, K-12 Programs:
Paula Goodman
ArtCenter Extension
626 396-2347

Title IX Team Training Materials

The Title IX Coordinator ensures that those with a material role in the informal and formal processes outlined in ArtCenter’s Sexual Misconduct Policy receive appropriate training in accordance with legal requirements and best practices. The purpose of this training is to protect the safety of all members of the ArtCenter community, to ensure a fair process and protections for all parties, and to promote accountability. Any party concerned about the objectivity or impartiality of a member of the Title IX Team should direct concerns to the Title IX Coordinator.

As required by Title IX, ArtCenter’s Title IX Coordinator, investigators, decision-makers/hearing officers, and any person who facilitates an informal resolution process receive training on a variety of topics. The following reflects the latest training provided to relevant Title IX personnel.

Certification courses hosted by the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA):

  • OCR Title IX Regulations Training and Certification
  • Investigator Level 1 Certification
  • Investigator Level 2 Certification
  • Investigator Level 3 Certification
  • Investigator Level 4 Certification
  • Investigative Report Writing
  • Title IX Hearing Officer and Decision-Maker Certification
  • Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Level 1 Certification
  • Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Level 3 Certification
  • Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Level 4 Certification

Other trainings hosted by the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA):

  • 20-Minutes-to-Trained modules
  • Hearing Panels and Decision-Maker Webinar: Briefing on the New Regulations
  • Regulations Overview Webinar for Colleges and Universities
  • Ten Things to Know About the New Title IX Regulations
  • Maintaining Title IX Program Integrity in a Pandemic
  • Proposed Regulations: Steps to be Taking Now
  • Recent Due Process Rulings by the California Courts: What Do California Colleges and Universities Need to Know and Do?
  • Exploring the Effect of the Cardona Decision
  • What California School Need to Know about SB 493
  • Annual Virtual Conference
  • Relevant online training materials, whitepapers, publications, position statements, and supplemental course training materials

ATIXA’s training materials for the above certification courses and other trainings are available for review.

ArtCenter-specific trainings hosted by the Director of Title IX Compliance and Programs:

  • Advisor Pool trainings
  • Title IX Task Force meetings and training sessions
  • Title IX Team trainings and facilitated case studies

ArtCenter’s training materials for the above sessions are available for review.

Other trainings: