College Policy on Nondiscrimination

Whittier College is committed to maintaining a diverse community in an atmosphere of mutual respect and valuing differences.  The College does not discriminate in its educational, admission, and employment policies on the bases of race, color, creed, religion, national/ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, age, military status, or disability.  For more details regarding the Whittier College Policy on Nondiscrimination, see Policy on Non-Discrimination [list website address].

Cynthia Joseph, the Director of Human Resources, serves as the Title IX Coordinator and is responsible to oversee the College’s response, investigation, and review of allegations of any form of Sexual Misconduct, in conjunction with Deputy Title IX Coordinators, Dr. Jeanne Ortiz, Dean of Students, and Dr. Charlotte Borst, Dean of the Faculty.

The Title IX Coordinators provide support for deputy coordinators, investigators, administrative panels, and College committees. The Title IX Coordinator is also available to provide advice about the process and options available to victims, accused persons,  or other individuals.

Inquiries or complaints concerning Title IX may be referred to the following individuals:

Title IX Coordinator
Cynthia Joseph, Director of Human Resources
Mendenhall, Lower Level

Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Jeanne Ortiz, Ph.D.
Vice President and Dean of Students
Room 142, Campus Center

Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Charlotte Borst, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of the Faculty
13406 E. Philadelphia Street

Office of Civil Rights
Beale Street, Suite 7200
San Francisco, CA  94105

Inquiries involving employees may also be referred to:

California Department of Fair Housing and Employment
1055 West 7th Street, Suite 1400
Los Angeles, CA  90017

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Roybal Federal Building
255 East Temple Street, 4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA  90012

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