Policy on Non-Discrimination
Prescott College adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in private institutions of higher education. Prescott College will not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student or applicant for admission on the basis of race, religion, hearing status, personal appearance, color, sex, pregnancy, political affiliation, source of income, place of business, residence, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, veteran or military status (including special disabled veteran, Vietnam-era veteran, or recently separated veteran), predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law, including protections for those opposing discrimination or participating in any resolution process on campus or within the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or other human rights agencies. To view/download our full Title IX policy and procedures click here.
Policy on Discriminatory Harassment
Students, staff, administrators, and faculty are entitled to a working environment and educational environment free of discriminatory harassment. Prescott College’s harassment policy is not meant to inhibit or prohibit educational content or discussions inside or outside of the classroom that include germane, but controversial or sensitive subject matters protected by academic freedom.
Policy on Sexual Harassment
Prescott College is committed to providing a workplace and educational environment, as well as other benefits, programs, and activities, that are free from harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. To ensure compliance with federal and state civil rights laws and regulations, and to affirm its commitment to promoting the goals of fairness and equity in all aspects of the educational program or activity, Prescott College has developed internal policies and procedures that provide a prompt, fair, and impartial process for those involved in an allegation of harassment or discrimination on the basis of protected class status and for allegations of retaliation.
Prescott College has two policies in order to address incidents of sexual misconduct. This policy is referred to as the Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy and the second is referred to as the Prescott College Sexual Misconduct Policy. These policies are interrelated and must be read together. If the allegations forming the basis of a formal complaint (defined below), if substantiated, would constitute prohibited conduct under both policies, then the grievance process set forth in this Title IX Sexual Harassment policy will be applied in the investigation and adjudication of all of the allegations.
Title IX Coordinator
The Prescott College Title IX Coordinator oversees compliance with all aspects of these policies. The Coordinator reports directly to the President of the College. Questions about these policies should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator. Anyone wishing to make a report relating to these policies may do so by reporting the concern to the college Title IX Coordinator:
Additionally, anonymous reports can be made by reporting parties and/or third parties using the online reporting form. Note that these anonymous reports may prompt a need for the institution to investigate.
Title IX Officer Trainings
Policy on Accommodation of Disabilities
Prescott College is committed to full compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA and ADAAA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibit discrimination against qualified persons with disabilities, as well as other federal and state laws pertaining to individuals with disabilities. Under the ADA and its amendments, a person has a disability if they have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. The ADA also protects individuals who have a record of a substantially limiting impairment or who are regarded as disabled by the institution whether qualified or not. A substantial impairment is one that significantly limits or restricts a major life activity such as hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, performing manual tasks, walking or caring for oneself.
Students with Disabilities
Prescott College is committed to providing qualified students with disabilities with reasonable accommodations and support needed to ensure equal access to the academic programs and activities of the College. Requests for accommodations are made through the disabilities office in writing:
Academic Services, Auxiliary Aids & Temporary Disabilities.