Title IX Statement
Arte Academy is committed to fostering an educational and working climate free from sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual violence. To define conduct expectations and provide recourse for individuals whose rights have been violated, Arte Academy implements a strategic coordination of policies, education, and clear and equitable procedures for reporting and resolution of complaints of sexual misconduct.
With the acute sensitivities of students and others involved in mind, it is of extreme priority to know how to identify sexual assault and violence; how to file a complaint; whom to report an incident; and the rights, responsibilities, and legal obligations of the individual and the school.
Title IX — Policy and Grievance Procedures
Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972, 20 US Code § 1681(a), is a federal law which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities, and includes addressing sexual harassment, sexual violence and other gender-based harassment occurring in an institution of education.
When sexual harassment or sexual assault has occurred and is brought to the attention of the Title IX Coordinator, Arte Academy will take steps to end the harassment or violence, prevent its reoccurrence, and address its effects. A complainant has the right, and can expect to have reports taken seriously by Arte Academy when formally reported, and for the prompt, equitable, reliable, and impartial investigation of complaints. The school’s Title IX Coordinator has primary responsibility to respond appropriately to, and investigate suspected discrimination or harassment, and identify and remedy systemic problems. With the guidance of the Title IX Coordinator, Arte Academy will enact an initial assessment of the conduct, to the extent possible within the complainant’s expressed preferences, if any, as to course of action, and the necessity for any interim remedies or accommodations to protect the safety of the complainant and the community at large.