You can contact any of these Pomona College officials to make a report of a sexual assault. The Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Title IX  Coordinators, and the Student Advocates for Survivors of Sexual Assault are available to answer questions about the reporting process. They can assist you in exploring your options for responding to the conduct, and provide you with information about support resources. If the incident involves someone from another Claremont College, they can also assist and advise you with reporting the incident to that college and/or make a report with the police, if you choose to do so. 

Title IX Coordinator and Clery Officer

Sue McCarthy
(909) 621-8017

Deputy Title IX Coordinators

  • Ellie Ash-Bala, associate dean of campus life and director of the Smith Campus Center
    (909) 621-8611
  • Brenda Rushforth, assistant vice president, human resources/CHRO
    (909) 607-1686
  • David Tanenbaum, associate dean of the college and professor of physics & astronomy
    (909) 621-8722

On-Call Dean/Campus Safety

Reports can also be made to an On-Call Dean or to Campus Safety, 24 hours a day, by calling (909) 607-2000.


Pomona College partners with Callisto, an online option for reporting sexual assault. An independent, external entity, Callisto allows individuals to confidentially complete an incident report online, receive a clear explanation of their reporting options, and either directly submit the report to the chosen College official or save it as a time-stamped record. Individuals can also choose to have their report automatically submitted to the College if someone else reports the same alleged perpetrator.

To start the reporting process, go to

Claremont Police Department

Any and all sexual assaults can be reported to the Claremont Police Department (CPD) for criminal proceedings. Reporting to CPD does not preclude you from also reporting to campus officials as these are two separate processes that can take place simultaneously.

(909) 399-5411

A Note on Confidentiality

To speak with someone confidentially, refer to our Confidential Support section above. When college officials such as RAs, on-call deans, faculty members and others receive a report of a sexual assault, they are required to forward that report to the Title IX Coordinator, who will initiate the investigative process.