The United States Department of Education (DOE) mandates that institutions comply with specific requirements under Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972. Title IX is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. NewSchool of Architecture & Design is committed to providing a safe educational and working environment for its students, faculty, staff, and other members of the university community.

NewSchool of Architecture & Design believes that all members of the University community should be free from all acts of sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, sexual harassment and discrimination, sexual exploitation, relationship violence, and stalking. All members of the NewSchool community and all visitors, regardless of sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression are advised that any sexual misconduct by any student, employee, or third party is prohibited. Any attempt to commit sexual misconduct, or to assist or willfully encourage any such act, is a violation of this Policy. Sexual misconduct is contrary to the basic values of NewSchool, which include promoting a sense of community, fostering learning, instilling integrity, and achieving excellence. NewSchool is committed to providing for the prompt and equitable resolution of all complaints of sexual misconduct.

This Policy applies to all complaints of sexual misconduct in NewSchool’s education programs and activities. It prohibits conduct that: occurs on campus or other University property; occurs in connection with NewSchool’s educational programs or activities, whether on or off-campus; or otherwise affects the University community. This Policy prohibits sexual misconduct by all third parties (including but not limited to visitors, guests, volunteers and contractors) on NewSchool’s campuses and during university activities. It also applies to applicants for admission to, or employment with, NewSchool.

Students, faculty, or staff members who believe that they are a victim of sexual misconduct should contact the Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for receiving and processing, in a timely manner, reports from students, faculty, staff, and administrators regarding rights and responsibilities concerning sexual misconduct in violation of Title IX.

Any questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the NewSchool’s Title IX Coordinator or to the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights.

NewSchool’s Title IX Coordinator
Prisca Bermudez
pbermudez@newschoolarch.edu | (619) 684-8876

NewSchool’s Deputy Title IX Coordinators
Marcy Madix
mmadix@newschoolarch.edu | (619) 684-8813

Allison Riley
ariley@newschoolarch.edu | (619) 684-8765

U.S. Department of Education
50 Beale Street, room 9700
San Francisco, CA 94105
OCR@ed.gov | (415) 486.5700 | Fax: (415) 486-5719

Filing a Criminal Complaint: Students, faculty, and staff members have the right to file both a criminal complaint and a Title IX complaint simultaneously. To file a criminal complaint please contact the San Diego Police Department, Central Division:

San Diego Police Department
Central Division
2501 Imperial Avenue
San Diego, CA 92102
sdpcentral@pdsandiego.gov | (619) 744-9500

Title IX Grievance Reporting Policy and Procedures

Download the Title IX Statement of Rights

Download the Title IX Sexual Misconduct or Discrimination Compliant Report Form