CalArts President Ravi Rajan announces a comprehensive effort to amplify efforts toward awareness and prevention regarding Sexual Respect at CalArts.

CalArts is committed to treating all members of the community with dignity, empathy, and respect. Any individual who is affected by discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct—whether as a complainant, a respondent, or a third party—will have equal access to support and counseling services through the Institute.

On April 22, 2021, CalArts President Ravi Rajan announces a comprehensive effort to amplify efforts toward awareness and prevention regarding Sexual Respect at CalArts. Read his entire letter to the community or watch the video posted above.

At any time, people can reach the CalArts Sexual Respect committee at sexualrespect@calarts.edu if they have experiences, thoughts and other input that need to be shared right away. This email address is meant to allow the community to contribute ideas, share thoughts, and communicate during this process. **The information shared via this address will be kept private to the extent possible and used specifically for the work of the committee.**


Inaugural Report on Sexual Respect at CalArts

This report details the CalArts community’s efforts to strengthen our climate of sexual respect and the prevention of harassment. It is the first in what will become a yearly chronicle of our work in this area, and will include a look ahead to next steps. Importantly, it represents CalArts’ pledge to openness, to accountability and to care for one another.

Download report


Title IX

What is Title IX?

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits excluding an individual from participating in educational programs and activities based on that person’s sex, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation. Sexual and gender-based harassment (including sexual assault and rape) are forms of such discrimination.

For more information, visit Office of Civil Rights Know your IX.


Contact

If you have questions about interpersonal violence or how to report, or are interested in knowing more, contact David Braverman at dbraverman@calarts.edu.