Title IX: Sex Discrimination Prevention & Response

Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and the policies of Academy of Art University prohibit sex discrimination in our educational programs and activities as well as our admission and employment practices. Sex discrimination includes, but is not limited to, instances of sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. Academy of Art University’s prohibition of sex discrimination includes discrimination based on a student’s gender identity, a student’s transgender status, pregnancy or parental status.

To report an incident of sex discrimination or for more information regarding Title IX, please contact:

Christina Petricca
Title IX Coordinator
79 New Montgomery Street, Room 475
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 618-8021
cpetricca@academyart.edu

Precious Neil
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
180 New Montgomery, B83
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 618-3952
pneil@academyart.edu

We Are a Community of Respect

Hear from our student athletes about our Title IX policy, and check our resources, FAQs and how to file a complaint.

Policy

Academy of Art University has adopted a revised policy to govern Title IX complaints and procedures. Read the full copy of the Academy of Art University Interim Title IX Policy.

Title IX prohibits any type of sex discrimination in our educational programs and activities as well as our admission and employment practices. Sex discrimination includes, but is not limited to, instances of sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. Academy of Art University’s prohibition on sex discrimination includes discrimination based on a student’s gender identity or expression, a student’s transgender status, pregnancy or parental status.

You can contact the Campus Safety Department, the Title IX Coordinator or the Deputy Title IX Coordinator. If the Title IX complaint is also a criminal offense you can also simultaneously notify local law enforcement.

Christina Petricca, Title IX Coordinator
79 New Montgomery Street, Room 475
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 618-8021
cpetricca@academyart.edu

Precious Neil, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
180 New Montgomery, B83
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 618-3952
pneil@academyart.edu

Campus Safety Department
180 New Montgomery Street, Room B-83
415-618-3896 or 415-618-3911

If the person contacting the Title IX Coordinator is only interested in obtaining supportive measures and not filing a Formal Complaint, the Title IX Coordinator does not need to notify the person the complaint is about (the respondent) of the name of the complainant, unless the particular supportive measures affects the respondent in a way that requires the respondent to know the identity of a complainant (i.e. mutual no contact order). In some cases, the Title IX Coordinator may need to disclose some information about a complainant to another University employee or Department in order to provide the necessary supportive measures.  The Title IX Coordinator will make this determination and will explain what information will be shared, who the information will be shared with and the reason(s) for sharing that information.

If  the person contacting the Title IX Coordinator wishes to file a Formal Complaint alleging sexual harassment, each party’s identity will need to be disclosed to the other so both parties may meaningfully participate in the University’s grievance process. This information will be shared between the parties in the written notice of allegations.  No further personally identifiable information, such as addresses or student identification numbers will be included in the written notice.  For more information or any questions regarding confidentiality, please contact Christina Petricca the Title IX Coordinator at (415) 618-8021.

There are several off-campus clinics and resources available to Academy of Art University students. Below are some local San Francisco crisis centers and clinics:

San Francisco Women Against Rape (SFWAR)
24-hour Rape Crisis Line, collect calls accepted.
415-647-RAPE/7273
www.sfwar.org
info@sfwar.org

San Francisco Trauma & Recover/Rape Treatment Center
Medical treatment and counseling, optional police report and evidence collection. Serves adult survivors of trauma, violence and loss through comprehensive care, advocacy and outreach. Spanish and Asian languages spoken.
2727 Mariposa Street, Suite 100 (at Bryant Street)
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 437-3000
415-821-3222 (Business Line)
http://traumarecoverycenter.org/

Community United Against Violence (CUAV)
Serving gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender communities. 24-hour hotline and counseling for victims of intimate partner violence and hate crimes. Spanish and Asian languages spoken.
415-333-4357 (24-hour crisis line)
http://www.cuav.org/

Child and Adolescent Support Advocacy and Resource Center (CASARC)
Medical treatment, counseling and police report services available. Serves those 17 and under. Confidential calls accepted. Spanish and Asian languages spoken.
415-206-8386 (24-hour crisis line)
http://www.casarc.org/

Woman Organized to Make Abuse Non-Existent (W.O.M.A.N., Inc.)
24-hour domestic violence hotline, in-person counseling, support groups, assistance with restraining orders and acquiring shelter. Spanish and Asian languages spoken.
415-864-4722 (24-hour crisis line)
http://www.womaninc.org/

San Francisco 24-hour Hotline for Mental Health Services
415-255-3737 or 888-246-3333
http://mentalhealthsf.org/programs/peer-run-warmline/

Westside Crisis Clinic
Offers immediate help for those suffering from an emotional crisis
415-355-0311 ext. 5 or 415-431-9000
www.westside-health.org

San Francisco Peer Run Warm Line
Peer counseling providing emotional support and information about mental health resources.
(855) 845-7415
http://mentalhealthsf.org/programs/peer-run-warm-line/
Please see the Resources tab for additional resources available.

Academy of Art University will make every effort to ensure students’ safety whether they are a complainant, respondent or a participant in the Title IX complaint process. Supportive measures could include, but are not limited to:

  • No contact orders
  • Connecting students to counseling services
  • Academic accommodations
  • Housing accommodations
  • Escort services
  • Other appropriate actions as necessary

You can contact the Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Title IX Coordinator or the Campus Safety Department.

You can view the University’s entire Title IX policy here or you can contact the Title IX Coordinator/Deputy Title IX Coordinator for more information. Any instances of sex discrimination or inquiries can be directed to the following people:

Christina Petricca, Title IX Coordinator
79 New Montgomery Street, Room 475
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 618-8021
cpetricca@academyart.edu

Precious Neil, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
180 New Montgomery, B83
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 618-3952
pneil@academyart.edu

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