Bias Response and Title IX Office

Prevention, Response, and Support

Contact Us

Our staff and deputies are available to:

  • Collaborate on prevention
  • Answer questions
  • Assist with safety-planning
  • Take reports
  • Share specialized resources for crisis and healing
  • Coordinate supportive measures
  • Uphold your rights under Juilliard’s Non-Discrimination and Harassment Policy and Sexual Misconduct Policy, including leading informal and formal resolution processes

Staff and deputies are not confidential resources, but will keep your information as private as possible. Information is shared on a need-to-know basis to assist with resolution.

For more information about Title IX at Juilliard, please contact any member of our Title IX team:

 

Camille Pajor
Director of Bias Response and Title IX Coordinator
Room 234a
1 (212) 799-5000 ext. 609
[email protected]

 

Reisha Williams
Associate Director of Bias Response and Senior Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Room 234a
1 (212) 799-5000 ext. 609
[email protected]

 

Bias Response Deputies

Rachel Christensen
Administrative Director of The Alan D. Marks Center for Career Services & Entrepreneurship
Room 488
1 (212) 799-5000 ext. 7314
[email protected]

Katie Germana
Director of Human Resources
Room 231
1 (212) 799-5000 ext. 355
[email protected]

Christina Salgado
Director for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Initiatives
Room 213
1 (212) 799-5000 ext. 598
[email protected]

Curtis Stewart
Chamber Music Manager
Room 249
1 (212) 799-5000 ext. 7592
[email protected]

Dan Stokes
Director of Disability Services
Room 245
1 (212) 799-5000 ext. 320
[email protected]

 

Deputy Title IX Coordinators

Katie Germana
Director, Human Resources
Room 231
1 (212) 799-5000 ext. 355
[email protected]

Jane Gottlieb
Vice President, Library and Information Resources
Room 541
1 (212) 799-5000 ext. 673
[email protected]

Todd Porter
Assistant Dean, Residence Life
Rose Building, 11th Floor, Room 1102c
1 (212) 799-5000 ext. 7403
[email protected]

 

Getting Help

Community members are encouraged to seek support for their safety, health, and wellness needs. Staff and deputies are available to consult on the specialized resources below.

 

24/7 Emergency Access to Director of Bias Response and Title IX Coordinator

For 24/7 emergency access to the Director of Bias Response and Title IX Coordinator Camille Pajor, contact Public Safety at (212) 496-4911.

 

Bias/Hate Crimes

The following NYC community resources provide specialized support for individuals impacted by bias/hate crimes:

Crime Victim Assistance Program – implemented by Safe Horizon and NYPD; available citywide

Crime Victims Treatment Center – mental health and advocacy services and legal referrals

NYC Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes – includes advocacy, mental health, and law enforcement resources

Our staff and deputies may assist you in receiving care.

 

Gender-based/Sexual Misconduct

A list of specialized Resources and Support Services is located in Appendix A of Juilliard’s Sexual Misconduct Policy. Support is available for mental health, medical care, safety-planning, law enforcement, legal services, and other advocacy. Appendix A includes contact information, descriptions of services, and indicates which resources are confidential. A large number of these services are free of cost. Our staff and deputies may assist you in receiving care.

 

Medical Care after a Sexual Assault

Any person who experiences sexual assault or violence is encouraged to immediately seek medical assistance including HIV and STI testing, pregnancy testing, treatment of any physical injuries, and the collection and preservation of available evidence through a sexual assault forensic examination. NYC medical providers are listed in Appendix A of Juilliard’s Sexual Misconduct Policy. Our staff and deputies may assist you in receiving care. You do not have to report to the School or law enforcement to receive medical care.”

 

Reporting

Reporting to the School

Confidential reports can be made to:

Confidential reports made to the above individuals are not shared with the Bias Response and Title IX Office or other School employees. Exceptions may be made if there is a need for these staff members to address a serious and ongoing threat to the safety of the Juilliard community.

Non-confidential reports to the School can be made by:

  • Reporting directly to Bias Response and Title IX staff and deputies
  • Submitting a Bias Response Webform which includes an anonymous reporting option; you must be logged out of MyJuilliard to access this form
  • Submitting a Sexual Misconduct Webform, which includes an anonymous reporting option; you must be logged out of MyJuilliard to access this form
  • Reporting directly to Public Safety

Non-confidential staff and deputies are trained to safeguard privacy to the greatest extent possible. When Juilliard receives non-confidential reports, the School will move forward to stop harm, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects as described in the resolution sections of our policies. Juilliard’s investigation and adjudication procedures are independent of civil and criminal processes.

 

Alcohol and Other Drug Amnesty Policy for Students

The Sexual Misconduct Policy’s Alcohol and Other Drug Amnesty Policy applies to students.  It states that a Complainant, bystander, or other individual who in good faith reports any incident of possible sexual misconduct to a Responsible Employee or law enforcement will not be subject to any action under Juilliard’s Code of Conduct for violations of alcohol and/or drug use policies occurring at or near the time of the reported sexual misconduct.

Our Policies

The Bias Response and Title IX Office oversees and administers Juilliard’s Non-Discrimination and Harassment Policy and Sexual Misconduct Policy. Our staff and deputies are available to answer questions and assist with actions under these policies.

These policies:

  • Describe our commitments to fostering a safe and equitable environment,
  • Define prohibited behavior, including discrimination, harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, stalking, and retaliation,
  • Provide reporting options,
  • List specialized and free resources,
  • Govern Juilliard’s investigation, adjudication, and appeal procedures related to reports under each policy, and
  • Describe rights, including supportive measures and due process.

These policies are regularly reviewed for compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

Bill of Rights

At Juilliard, the New York State Students’ Bill of Rights, which is part of the Sexual Misconduct Policy, extends to all members of the Juilliard community, including faculty and staff.

In accordance with Article 129-B of New York State Education Law, all students have the right to:

  1. Make a report to local law enforcement and/or state police;
  2. Have disclosures of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault treated seriously;
  3. Make a decision about whether or not to disclose a crime or violation and participate in the judicial or conduct process and/or criminal justice process free from pressure by the institution;
  4. Participate in a process that is fair, impartial, and provides adequate notice and a meaningful opportunity to be heard;
  5. Be treated with dignity and to receive from the School courteous, fair, and respectful health care and counseling services, where available;
  6. Be free from any suggestion that the Complainant is at fault when these crimes and violations are committed, or should have acted in a different manner to avoid such crimes or violations;
  7. Describe the incident to as few School representatives as practicable and not be required to unnecessarily repeat a description of the incident;
  8. Be protected from retaliation by the institution, any student, the accused and/or Respondent, and/or their friends, family and acquaintances within the jurisdiction of the institution;
  9. Access to at least one level of appeal of a determination;
  10. Be accompanied by an advisor of choice who may assist and advise a reporting individual, accused, or respondent throughout the judicial or conduct process including during all meetings and hearings related to such process; and
  11. Exercise civil rights and practice of religion without interference by the investigative, criminal justice, or judicial or conduct process of the institution.

Campus Climate Survey

Juilliard administers a campus climate survey on a biennial basis in accordance with New York State law. The survey is intended to assess the understanding of the Sexual Misconduct Policy, resources, and support services at Juilliard and to evaluate the perceptions of students, faculty, and staff on the School’s efforts around sexual misconduct prevention, education, reporting, and adjudication.

The 2020 Campus Climate Survey was conducted in spring 2020 and the report will be published below by fall 2021.

The reports below reflect information collected from the 2018 Campus Climate Survey, as well as comparative data for the 2016 and 2017 surveys.

For more information, please contact the us.

Summary (PDF)
Full Report (PDF)

Prevention

Juilliard is committed to fostering a culture of prevention and awareness around discrimination, harassment, bias/hate crimes, and sexual misconduct. All students and employees are required to complete annual training.

We encourage community members to participate in outreach and engagement initiatives throughout the year to help educate the community on prevention, healing, bystander intervention, safety-planning, resources, rights, and related topics. We also encourage community members to contact us if they wish to collaborate on prevention initiatives, such as workshops, lobby tables, and events.

Training

All employees, new students, student leaders, and student employees are required to participate in an annual virtual training designed by the Bias Response and Title IX Office. 2021 training will be launched in August 2021. Required participants will be notified via email. Enrollment to the virtual training by other students and employees, such as guest artists, may be requested.