Civil Rights

Claremont McKenna College is an equal opportunity employer and educator, firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for all our community members, irrespective of an individual’s background. The College strives to maintain a community in which all people respect the rights of other people to live, work, and learn in peace and dignity; to be proud of who and what they are; and to have equal opportunity to realize their full potential as individuals and members of society.

To this end, the College is committed to complying with all applicable laws and governmental regulations at every level of government that prohibit discrimination against, or that mandate that special consideration be given to, students and applicants for admission, or faculty, staff, and applicants for employment, on the basis of any protected category, including race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical disability, mental disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic that may be specified in such laws and regulations. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VI”)
  • Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”)
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1965
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”)
  • California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”)
  • California Unruh Civil Rights Act
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • California Penal Code Section 245.6 – Anti-Hazing (“Matt’s Law”)
  • Any other applicable federal, state, or local law addressing nondiscrimination, equal opportunity, and the safety of our community.

The College's Civil Rights Policy Statement on Equal Employment, Affirmative Action, and Non-Discrimination represents the College’s overarching policy statement related to civil rights protections at CMC: Civil Rights Policy Statement: Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Non-Discrimination.

The College's comprehensive discrimination and harassment policy, including sexual harassment and sexual misconduct, can be found here: Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy.

The College's hazing policy can be found here: Hazing Policy.

The grievance procedures the College uses to investigate and respond to reports of alleged civil rights violations, including sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and hazing, can be found here: Civil Rights Grievance Procedures.

Inquiries Within the College

Inquiries concerning the application of any of the foregoing civil rights and other related laws to the College should be referred to the College’s Chief Civil Rights Officer and Title IX Coordinator.

Vice President for Human Relations and Chief Diversity Officer
Nyree Gray
Heggblade Center, Room 207 - 400 E. 9th Street
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: (909) 607-0347

Associate Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Title IX Administrator
Lynzie De Veres
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, Room 217 - 385 E. 8th Street
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: (909) 607-8131

Title IX Coordinator
Joanna Rosas
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, Room 210H - 385 E. 8th Street
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: (909) 607-3830

External Inquiries or Complaints: Discrimination or Harassment Involving Students (Title IX)

Inquiries or complaints concerning the College’s compliance with Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights:

United States Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
Beale Street, Suite 7200
San Francisco, CA

External Inquiries or Complaints: Discrimination or Harassment in Employment (Title VII and FEHA)

An employee may pursue any charge of harassment or discrimination with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing ("DFEH") or the comparable federal agency, the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission ("EEOC"). It is unlawful to retaliate against any employee for opposing the practices prohibited by the California Fair Employment and Housing Act or comparable federal law or for filing a complaint with, or for otherwise participating in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing conducted by, the DFEH or EEOC. These agencies may be contacted at the addresses listed below:


EEOC Los Angeles District Office
255 East Temple Street, 4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 894-1000

DFEH Los Angeles Office
611 W. Sixth Street, Suite 1500
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 439-6799