7-C Sexual Misconduct Resources Website (a centralized website with information for all the Claremont Colleges, including on-campus and off-campus resources)
If You Believe You've Been Subjected to:
If you believe you have been subject to discrimination, harassment, and/or sexual misconduct by a student, faculty member, or staff member from any of The Claremont Colleges (including Pomona College), please speak with the Title IX Coordinator or one of the Grievance officers (see below for contact information). Students can also contact the On-Call Dean (contacted through Campus Safety at 909-607-2000) or a Dean in the Dean of Students office. They will assist you in exploring your options for responding to the conduct, provide you with information about support resources, and assist you in reporting the incident to the other institution and/or the police, if you choose to do so. For more information about resources and options for responding to sexual misconduct please visit The Claremont Colleges’ sexual misconduct website.
Pomona College Policy
It is the policy of Pomona College to maintain a safe environment for students, faculty, and staff that is free of sexual, racial, and other unlawful harassment. The College is concerned about such harassment and is prepared to take prompt remedial action to prevent and correct such behavior. Individuals who engage in sexual harassment, as well as other unlawful harassment, will be subject to discipline, up to and including expulsion or termination. Retaliation against a person who reports, complains about, or participates in the investigation of such harassment is likewise prohibited. Pomona College maintains several policies related to discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct which can be found in the Pomona College Student Handbook.
1. Who Can I Talk to at Pomona?
Acts of sexual violence or harassment may be shared with confidential resources. These college officials, by law, must maintain complete confidentiality and may not disclose the details of an incident.
Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services
909-621-8202; (after hours: 909-607-2000)
Members of the clergy
including the McAlister Center chaplains
Project Sister Family Services (PSFS)
1030 Dartmouth Avenue
Visit on Tuesdays during walk-in hours,4 to 6 p.m.
or by appointment (909-607-0690)
Pomona College Ombudsperson
House of Ruth
Project Sister Sexual Assault 24/7 Crisis Hotline
National Sexual Assault Hotline
Peer Student Support
|Students may also seek support from other College officials, including RAs, sponsors, student health services personnel, deans and coaches. Please note, the on-call dean and many of the other College contacts are required to report incidents to the Title IX coordinator, who will initiate the investigative process.|
|On-call dean and campus safety
24-hour reporting and support
Title IX Coordinator
|Claremont Police Department
2. What are the Definitions?
The following definitions include examples of sexual assault, consent and incapacitation. For a complete list, go to: www.pomona.edu/sexualmisconduct.
Sexual Assault is an offense classified as a forcible or non-forcible sex offense under the uniform crime reporting system of the FBI. Generally, a sexual assault has been committed when an individual engages in sexual activity without the explicit consent of the other individual involved.
Dating Violence (as defined by the Violence Against Women Act) is violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic
or intimate nature with the victim.
Stalking is the willful, threatening or repeated harassment and/or following of another person—physically, verbally or electronically—that would cause a reasonable person to feel alarmed or to suffer emotional distress.
Consent is clear, knowing, voluntary, active permission regarding willingness to engage in sexual activity. It can be given by words or actions, as long as those actions are mutually understandable. In order to give consent, one must be 18 years old and have the capacity to give consent. Consent can be withdrawn at any time and for any reason, irrespective of how much sexual interaction has already taken place.
Capacity/Incapacity is a state where someone cannot make rational, reasonable decisions because they lack the capacity to understand the “who, what, when, where, why or how” of their sexual interaction.
3. How does the Reporting and Hearing Process Work?
Discrimination and Harassment Policies
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. Pomona College is committed to providing you with living, learning, and working environments free from all forms of discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct. To assist our community regarding sexual misconduct and discrimination and harassment related to gender, Pomona has designated a Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator’s responsibilities include:
- Overseeing Title IX compliance;
- Tracking and monitoring incidents, of discrimination, harassment, 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.
|Pomona College’s Title IX Coordinator|
Associate Dean of Students
Student Development & Leadership
|Alexander Hall, Suite 202
Dean of Students office
550 North College Ave
Claremont, CA 91711
|In addition, Pomona College has designated five Grievance Officers to assist our community in other kinds of harassment and discrimination complaints and investigations.|
|Student Affairs Grievance Officers||Faculty Grievance Officers||Staff and Third Parties Grievance Officer|
Associate Dean of Students
Student Support and Learning
Associate Dean of Students/Dean of Campus Life
Associate Professor of English
Associate Dean of the College
Associate Dean of the College
Assistant Vice President
|Together, the Title IX Coordinator and the Grievance Officers play an integral role in carrying out the College’s commitment to provide a positive learning, teaching, and working environment.|
Gender-Based Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Resource Information
Pomona College and The Claremont Colleges provide support and resources to students, faculty, and staff to address concerns related to gender-based discrimination and harassment, including sexual misconduct, and have created a website which serves as a clearinghouse for information related to gender-based harassment and sexual misconduct. This valuable resource provides information about shared resources across the colleges as well as institution specific information, including the following:
- How to Get Help
- On and Off Campus Support Resources
- Sexual Misconduct Policies & Grievance Procedures for each of The Claremont Colleges
- Reporting Options
- Information about Title IX
- FAQs for Complainants/Survivors
- FAQs for Respondents/the accused
- Prevention & Protection Strategies
- How to Help a Friend
- Quick Contact Information