Title IX and Student Diversity

It is the policy of Columbia College Hollywood to prohibit any discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation including gender identity, marital status, civil union status, age, physical or mental disability or military status in regard to the administration of educational programs, admission of students, or other sponsored activities.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance…” 20 U.S.C. § 1681

CCH complies with the requirements of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. Programs and activities which may be included are admissions, recruitment, financial aid, academic programs, housing, and student employment. Title IX also protects male and female students from unlawful sexual harassment in school programs and activities.

Each college receiving Federal financial assistance must designate at least one professional employee as the Title IX Coordinator to oversee compliance efforts and investigate any complaint of sex discrimination. The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for monitoring the overall implementation of Title IX for the college and coordinating compliance with Title IX in all areas covered by the implementing regulations.

Students and any other individual who has questions or concerns and/or believes he or she has been discriminated against in violation of the College’s non-discrimination and non-harassment policy, including sexual harassment or gender discrimination, or who has witnessed discrimination against another party, may file a complaint or obtain information and assistance regarding the College’s policies and responsive processes from the College’s Title IX Coordinator:

Janet Petroff
18618 Oxnard Street
Tarzana, CA 91356
Phone (818) 345-8414
Fax (818) 345-9053
jpetroff@columbiacollege.edu

Title IX Grievance Procedures

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is the division of the federal government charged with enforcing compliance with Title IX. Information regarding OCR can be found at http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html

Student Diversity

Diversity at Columbia College Hollywood and in the entertainment industry is a process of inclusion and equity for all, creating a learning community which promotes creativity, innovation and growth through education, collaboration and a common love of the arts. We seek to provide a challenging liberal arts experience for our students that prepares them for citizenship in the global community. By creating a culture of diversity at Columbia College Hollywood, we appreciate differences in identity, experiences, expertise, ideas, and opinions of all people. In addition to race and ethnicity, diversity includes perspectives and identities generally underrepresented in the mainstream of our society due to religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, height, weight, veteran status, or disability. Our programs reflect our nation’s and the industry’s diversity, broadening the representation as well as the perspective.