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, the School takes action to stop acts of sexual misconduct, prevent their recurrence, and remedy their effects.
Examples of sexual misconduct include dating violence, domestic violence, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and stalking. 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, 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
Title IX Coordinator and Bias Response Officer
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
Director, Residence Life
Rose Building, 11th Floor, Room 1102c
1 (212) 799-5000 ext. 7403
A list of 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, and legal services. Appendix A includes contact information, descriptions of services, and indicates which resources are confidential. A large number of these services are free of cost. All Juilliard community members are encouraged to seek resources and services that can help support their health and well-being.
Medical Care after a Sexual Assault
Any person who is a victim of sexual assault or violence is encouraged to immediately seek medical assistance. NYC medical providers are listed in Appendix A of Juilliard’s Sexual Misconduct Policy.
An individual does not have to report to the School or law enforcement in order to receive a medical evaluation, which includes 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.
Reporting 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
- 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)
- Reporting directly to Public Safety
Although the above individuals cannot offer confidentiality, they are trained to safeguard privacy to the greatest extent possible. When Juilliard receives non-confidential reports, the School will move forward to stop acts of sexual misconduct, prevent their recurrence, and remedy their effects.
“Responsible Employees” are employees who are required to report allegations regarding conduct prohibited by this Policy to the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Title IX Coordinator. Responsible employees include all faculty, senior administrators, and department managers who are not designated as confidential resources in Appendix A. While Juilliard recognizes that a student or employee may choose to make a report to any Responsible Employee, the School recommends reporting to the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Title IX Coordinator, who are regularly trained on applying this Policy.
Reporting to Law Enforcement
Information about reporting to police is available in Section 4 of Appendix A of Juilliard’s Sexual Misconduct Policy. Individuals reporting to police may request assistance from the School by contacting the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Title IX Coordinator. 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 dating violence, domestic violence, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, 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:
- Make a report to local law enforcement and/or state police;
- Have disclosures of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault treated seriously;
- 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;
- Participate in a process that is fair, impartial, and provides adequate notice and a meaningful opportunity to be heard;
- Be treated with dignity and to receive from the School courteous, fair, and respectful health care and counseling services, where available;
- 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;
- Describe the incident to as few School representatives as practicable and not be required to unnecessarily repeat a description of the incident;
- 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;
- Access to at least one level of appeal of a determination;
- 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
- 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 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. All students, faculty, and staff are required to complete Title IX and sexual harassment prevention training. Additionally, the Title IX Team collaborates with students, faculty, and staff to 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 also regularly invites community partners and outside experts to lead educational programming, including Crime Victims Treatment Center (CVTC), Hollaback!, One Love Foundation, Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program (SAVI), Rebecca Street, Sanctuary for Families, and Womankind. 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.
Title IX Team Training
Title IX Team training materials will be posted in fall 2020.
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 in fall 2020.
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 Title IX Coordinator.