Nondiscrimination Statement

The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), being committed to respect for diversity and equal opportunity in education and employment, does not discriminate against individuals. The CIA expressly prohibits discrimination against and harassment of individuals on the basis of any protected characteristic, including: race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, disability, age, genetic information, familial status, marital status, veteran status, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, and any other protected group or classification under the law. In addition, the CIA prohibits Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Exploitation and Stalking. The Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, and Discrimination Policy (HSMD Policy) shall apply to conduct that occurs on the CIA’s campus, on CIA technological systems, at CIA-sponsored programs, activities and events, including: admissions, financial aid, academic matters, career services, counseling, housing, employment policies, scholarship programs, health services, and all other programs and activities available at the CIA. Except as otherwise provided below, the HSMD Policy applies to conduct off-campus when a person accused of Prohibited Conduct is a matriculated CIA student or when the alleged conduct has a continuing adverse impact upon the CIA work or school environment.

The HSMD Policy applies to all members of the CIA Community, including Students, Employees (faculty and staff), Trustees, Interns, and Non-employee Workers. Each Student shall be responsible for their conduct from the time of enrollment through the awarding of a degree, as well as during periods between terms of actual enrollment, study abroad and leaves of absence or suspension. Members of the CIA Community who believe that they have been subjected to Discrimination or Harassment are strongly urged to use the resolution procedures described in the HSMD Policy. Third Parties visiting CIA facilities (such as guests, visitors and restaurant patrons) have the opportunity to make reports of Prohibited Conduct for the purpose of the HSMD policy; however, Third Parties accused of violating the HSMD policy are not entitled to the procedural protections set forth below and may be summarily excluded from CIA property, programs, activities, or events

The Legal Advisor is designated as the Title IX Coordinator and Age Discrimination Act Coordinator for the CIA and is responsible for coordinating compliance with the above applicable laws, statutes, and regulations as set forth in this statement. The Assistant Director of Faculty Relations is designated as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator and supports the Title IX Coordinator and Age Discrimination Act Coordinator for the CIA. Inquiries to the CIA concerning the application of the Age Discrimination Act and Title IX, and their implementing regulations, may be referred to the Title IX and Age Discrimination Act Coordinator, or to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Education.

The Dean of Academic Engagement and Administration is designated as the Section 504 Coordinator for the CIA and is responsible for coordinating compliance under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Inquiries relating to Section 504 may be referred to the Section 504 Coordinator.

Additionally, complaints, including the procedure for filing a complaint regarding this Nondiscrimination Statement and the CIA's compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and other federal, state, and local laws, may also be directed to the following Civil Rights Compliance Officers:

Joanna Smith, Legal Advisor
Title IX and Age Discrimination Act Coordinator
The Culinary Institute of America
1946 Campus Drive
Hyde Park, NY 12538
Office: Roth Hall, Room W-401F
Telephone: 845-451-1614
E-mail: Joanna.Smith@culinary.edu

Danielle Glendenning, Assistant Director—Faculty Relations
Deputy Title IX and Age Discrimination Act Coordinator
The Culinary Institute of America
1946 Campus Drive
Hyde Park, NY 12538
Office: Roth Hall, Room S324
Telephone: 845-905-4369
E-mail: Danielle.Glendenning@culinary.edu

Carolyn M. Tragni, Dean—Academic Engagement and Administration
Section 504 Coordinator
The Culinary Institute of America
1946 Campus Drive
Hyde Park, NY 12538
Office: Roth Hall, Room S-319
Telephone: 845-451-1615
E-mail: Carolyn.Tragni@culinary.edu

Or

U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100
Telephone: 1-800-421-3481
Fax: 202-453-6012; TDD: 1-877-521-2172
E-mail: OCR@ed.gov