Sexual Misconduct Prevention, Response, and Education
The Juilliard School strives to foster an environment free of sexual misconduct and other forms of unlawful discrimination. We seek to shape a culture of prevention and awareness. In accordance with Juilliard’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, as well as federal, state, and local laws, Juilliard takes action to stop acts of sexual misconduct, prevent their recurrence, and remedy their effects.
Examples of sexual misconduct include sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, and intimate partner violence. Retaliation is also strictly prohibited under the School’s Policy. We encourage you to learn more by exploring the resources below.
Juilliard’s Title IX Team coordinates prevention, response, education, and compliance efforts involving Title IX and related laws and regulations. These staff members are specifically trained and have expertise in receiving reports, connecting individuals with resources, and advising individuals on the School’s Policy and processes.
For more information about Title IX at Juilliard, please contact any member of our Title IX Team:
Title IX Coordinator
1 (212) 799-5000 ext. 609
Deputy Title IX Coordinators
Director, Human Resources
1 (212) 799-5000 ext. 355
Vice President, Library and Information Resources
1 (212) 799-5000 ext. 673
Associate Dean and Director, Music Division
1 (212) 799-5000 ext. 593
Assistant Dean, International Advisement and Diversity Initiatives
1 (212) 799-5000 ext. 7115
Director, Residence Life
Rose Building, 11th Floor, Room 1102c
1 (212) 799-5000 ext. 7403
There are many resources and support services available at the School and in NYC, including counseling, medical care, safety planning, law enforcement, and legal services. All Juilliard community members are encouraged to seek resources and services that can help support their health and well-being.
A robust List of Campus and Community Resources is located in Appendix A of Juilliard’s Sexual Misconduct Policy. This guide includes descriptions of resources and support services, contact information, and indicates which resources and services are confidential. A large number of these services are free of cost.
The Importance of Medical Care after a Sexual Assault
It is important to underscore the importance of medical care after a sexual assault. In addition to treating physical injuries, providing prophylactic treatments, and testing for STIs, HIV, and pregnancy, medical providers can collect and preserve DNA evidence as part of a sexual assault examination for potential use in a criminal prosecution. DNA evidence generally needs to be collected within 72 hours, and it is helpful to have it collected as soon as possible. The decision to report the crime is entirely up to the individual. By preserving DNA evidence, the individual can decide at a later time if they would like to pursue criminal charges. For more information, see Section VI B and C of Juilliard’s Policy.
Reporting to the School
There are a variety of confidential and non-confidential ways to report sexual misconduct to the School.
Confidential reports can be made to:
- Health Services (students only)
- Counseling Services (students only)
- Employee Assistance Program (faculty/staff only)
Confidential reports made to the above individuals are not shared with the Title IX Office or other School personnel. 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 the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Title IX Coordinator in-person or via phone or email
- Submitting Juilliard’s online Sexual Misconduct Report Form, which includes an anonymous reporting option (you must be logged out of MyJuilliard to access this form);
- Submitting a physical copy of the Sexual Misconduct Report Form, which is also available in Appendix B of the Policy, to the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Title IX Coordinator. The physical copy also includes an anonymous reporting option; and by
- Reporting directly to Public Safety in-person or via phone or email.
When Juilliard receives non-confidential reports, the School will move forward to stop acts of sexual misconduct, prevent their recurrence, and remedy their effects. Although the above individuals cannot offer confidentiality, they are trained to safeguard privacy to the greatest extent possible. For more information about anonymous reports, please see Section VII A of Juilliard’s Sexual Misconduct Policy.
Juilliard recognizes that community members may choose to report to other campus officials. Community members are encouraged to report directly to the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Title IX Coordinator as these staff members are specifically trained and have expertise in receiving reports, connecting individuals with resources, and advising individuals on the School’s Policy and processes.
It is important to note that other than Health Services and Counseling Services staff, all faculty and staff are required by Juilliard’s Sexual Misconduct Policy to report any allegations of sexual misconduct to the School’s Title IX Team.
Reporting to Law Enforcement
Reports can also be made to local and state law enforcement entities:
- NYPD Sex Crimes Hotline: 1 (212) 267-7273
- Manhattan District Attorney’s Hotline: 1 (212) 335-9373
- New York State Police Campus Sexual Assault Victims Unit: 1 (844) 845-7269
These law enforcement resources may also be contacted for general law enforcement inquiries.
As described in Section VII of the School’s Policy, Juilliard’s investigation and adjudication procedures are independent of civil and criminal processes.
Juilliard’s Sexual Misconduct Policy:
- Describes our commitment to fostering an environment free of sexual misconduct and other forms of unlawful discrimination,
- Defines prohibited behavior, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, intimate partner violence, stalking, and retaliation,
- Informs the community of reporting options,
- Provides detailed information about campus and community resources and support services,
- Governs Juilliard’s investigation, adjudication, and appeal procedures relating to sexual misconduct, and
- Describes the rights of community members, including a meaningful opportunity to be heard throughout the investigation and adjudication process.
The Policy is regularly reviewed for compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Students’ Bill of Rights
At Juilliard, the New York State Students’ Bill of Rights 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.
Retaliation is strictly prohibited by Juilliard’s Sexual Misconduct Policy. Retaliation is defined by the Policy as any action taken against a person for making a good faith report under this Policy or participating in any proceeding under this Policy. Retaliation includes threatening, intimidating, harassing, coercing, or any other conduct that would discourage a reasonable person from engaging in activity protected under this Policy.
Individuals involved in the School’s resolution process are reminded of Juilliard’s prohibition against retaliation and that if they are found responsible for engaging in retaliation, they may face employment and/or disciplinary action including termination or expulsion. When appropriate the School may take Interim Remedial and Protective Measures during the resolution process to support individuals’ safety.
Privacy and Confidentiality
Section II of Juilliard’s Sexual Misconduct Policy describes the School’s privacy and confidentiality standards relating to processes involving sexual misconduct. Confidentiality can only be provided by Health Services and Counseling Services staff. 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. All other individuals involved in these processes are trained to safeguard privacy to the greatest extent possible and share information only on a “need to know basis.”
Alcohol and Other Drug Amnesty Policy for Students
Juilliard strongly encourages students to report possible sexual misconduct to School officials. The School’s Alcohol and Other Drug Amnesty Policy 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.
Education and Outreach
Juilliard is committed to fostering a culture of prevention and awareness around sexual misconduct and gender equity. Mandatory Title IX training is required for all student, faculty, and staff during onboarding processes, including New Student Orientation. Additionally, the Title IX team, student leaders, and other community members lead interactive outreach efforts throughout the year to help educate the community on prevention, being an active bystander, how to support survivors, Juilliard’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, rights of community members, and related topics. The School regularly invites partners from organizations with expertise on these topics to lead educational programming, including Crime Victims Treatment Center, One Love Foundation, Hollaback!, and Rebecca Street. Recent programs have included Take Back the Night, workshops, film screenings, and lobby tables. Upcoming programs can be viewed on Juilliard’s Student Events Calendar.
Campus Climate Survey
In accordance with New York State law, Juilliard administers a sexual misconduct campus climate survey on a biennial basis. The surveys gather information about community member’s experiences and perceptions relating to Juilliard’s prevention and response efforts relating to sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct. The information is used to improve the School’s processes and initiatives.
Results from Juilliard’s spring 2017 sexual misconduct campus climate survey for faculty and staff and results from Juilliard’s spring 2018 campus-wide survey are being compiled and will be published on this webpage in summer 2018.
In spring 2016, Juilliard administered a sexual misconduct campus climate survey to students. About 25% of the student body responded. Highlights from this survey include:
- 91.89% of students agreed that if they made a report of sexual assault, Juilliard would take that report seriously.
- 72.25% of students agreed that Juilliard is doing a good job of educating students about sexual assault.
- 78.61% of students reported attending a training on Juilliard’s Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Adjudication Policy.
- 74.47% of students agreed that Juilliard is doing a good job of trying to prevent sexual assault from happening.
For more information, please contact the Title IX Coordinator.