Title IX and Sexual Assault

Harvey Mudd College strives to maintain an environment for students, faculty, and staff that is free of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence. All members of the College community should be aware that the College is prepared to take prompt remedial action to prevent and address such behavior and remedy its effects.

If you have questions or would like to talk to someone, please contact Title IX Coordinator Dr. Jennifer Alanis at jalanis@xiangyunjiadian.com or 909.607.3470.

Title IX Grievance Process (Updated Feb. 2021)

Institutional Values and Community Expectations

Harvey Mudd College (“College” or “HMC”) is committed to providing a non-discriminatory and harassment-free educational, living, and working environment for all members of the HMC community, including students, faculty, administrators, staff, and visitors. The College will not tolerate sexual harassment or other forms of prohibited conduct. This Title IX Grievance Process (“Policy”) prohibits all forms of sexual or gender-based harassment, discrimination, and other misconduct, including non-consensual sexual contact, non-consensual sexual penetration, sexual exploitation, intimate partner violence, and stalking. Misconduct of this nature is contrary to HMC’s institutional values and is prohibited by state and federal law.

HMC encourages the prompt reporting of any incident of sexual or gender-based misconduct to the College and to local law enforcement or civil rights enforcement agencies. Upon receipt of a report, the College will take prompt and effective action by: supporting the individual who makes a report or seeks assistance under this Policy (“Reporting Party”); conducting a review of the reported conduct under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”); addressing the safety of individuals and the campus community; and as warranted, taking disciplinary action against the accused individual (“Responding Party”). The College’s process for investigating and responding to reported Prohibited Conduct by students are contained in the Appendix A (Procedures for Resolving Complaints Against Students).

Retaliation (defined in Section VII.F. of this Policy) should be reported promptly to the Title IX Coordinator for investigation, which may result in disciplinary action independent of any sanction or interim measures imposed in response to the underlying allegations of discrimination and/or harassment.

The College encourages all members of our community to participate in the process of creating a safe, welcoming, and respectful environment on campus. In particular, the College expects that all HMC community members will take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent or stop an act of sexual misconduct. Taking action may include directly intervening when safe to do so, enlisting the assistance of friends, contacting law enforcement, or seeking assistance from a person in authority. Community members who chose to exercise this positive moral obligation will be supported by the College and protected from retaliation.

Department of Children and Family Services’ Child Protection Hotline

Contact DCFS by phone at 800.540.4000, or on their website.

Responsible Employees

All faculty members, staff members, administrators, proctors, mentors, and some temporary student leaders (with the exception of those working in a confidential capacity such as counselors or chaplains) are obligated to report any disclosures related to the Harvey Mudd College community that involve allegations of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, intimate partner violence and stalking.

The Title IX Team

Title IX Coordinator

Dr. Jennifer Alanis

Dr. Jennifer Alanis

Associate Dean of Institutional Diversity and Title IX CoordinatorPlatt Campus Center909.607.3470 jalanis@xiangyunjiadian.com

Deputy Title IX Coordinators

Arianna Figueroa

Arianna Figueroa

Assistant Dean for Institutional DiversityPlatt Campus Center909.607.3470afigueroa@xiangyunjiadian.com

Danny Ledezma

Danny Ledezma

Associate Director of Community EngagementPlatt Campus Center909.607.4015dledezma@xiangyunjiadian.com

Patrice Siffert

Patrice Siffert

Associate Director for Human Resources Employment and HR ServicesKingston Hall909.607.4154psiffert@xiangyunjiadian.com

Alyssa Gee

Alyssa Gee

Career Advisor and EducatorPlatt Campus Center909.607.0366algee@xiangyunjiadian.com

Title IX Training

All materials used to train Title IX Personnel can be found below:

ATIXA Training Materials can be found here.

Resource Guides and Flow Charts

HMC and 7C Resources

*Denotes confidential resource.

Sexual Misconduct Resources can be found on the Claremont Colleges joint resources page.


Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence Resource Center
Phone: 909.607.2689
Office: 1030 Dartmouth Ave.
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Contact: Rima Shah at RShahEmPOWER@cuc.claremont.edu or Phone: 909.607.0690

On-Call Dean of Students

An OnCall dean of students is available for assistance outside of normal business hours by contacting Campus Safety and requesting to be connected to the Harvey Mudd College OnCall dean of students at 909.607.2000.

Campus Safety

Phone 909.621.8170
Office: Pendleton Business Building
Hours: 24/7
Website: Campus Safety

Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services*

Phone: 909.621.8202
Office: Tranquada Student Services Center, 1st Floor
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (for after hours emergencies, call Campus Safety)
Website: Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services

McAlister Center of the Chaplains*

Phone: 909.621.8685
Office: McAlister Center for Religious Activities
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Website: Chaplains

Health Education Outreach

Phone: 909.607.3602
Office: Tranquada Student Services Center, 1st Floor
Hours: Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday, 10 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
(for after hours emergencies, call Campus Safety)
Special services: free, anonymous HIV testing (Tuesdays, 11 a.m.–12:40 p.m.)
Website: Health Education Outreach

Student Health Services

Phone: 909.621.8222
Office: Tranquada Student Services Center, 1st Floor
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday, 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Thursday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
(for after hours emergencies, call Campus Safety)
Special services: STI testing, confidential HIV testing, contraception and counseling, emergency contraception/Plan B, pregnancy testing and counseling
Website: Student Health Services

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for Staff and Faculty

Confidential advice and counseling is available to faculty and staff at no cost through the EAP. Employees and their legal spouses, domestic partners, and eligible dependents receive up to five counseling sessions with a licensed/certified therapist by phone or in-person, per family member, per issue, each calendar year. Access to the EAP is available 24/7, year round.

Phone: 800.234.5465
Website: Employee Assistance Program
Access Code: claremontcolleges

Community Resources

*Denotes confidential resource.

Project Sister Family Services Crisis Hotline*

Hotline: 909.626.HELP (4357)
Hours: 24/7
Website: Project Sister

Project Sister Family Services Walk-in Counseling*

Phone: 909.966.4155
Email: info@projectsister.org
Office: 363 S. Park Ave. #303
Hours: Monday–Thursday, 5–7 p.m.
Website: Project Sister walk-in clinic

House of Ruth Hotline* (Dating violence)

Hotline: 877.988.5559
Hours: 24/7
Website: House of Ruth

Claremont Police Department

Emergencies: Dial 9-1-1
570 W. Bonita Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
Lobby Hours: 7 a.m.–10 p.m., 7 days a week
Phone: 909.399.5411 (non-emergencies)

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center

1798 North Garey Avenue
Pomona, CA 91767
Phone: 909.865.9500
Emergency Room: 909.865.9600

Love is Respect National Dating Abuse Hotline*

Hotline: 866.331.9497
Text: “loveis” to 22522
Online: Love is Respect: Chat With Us
Website: Love is Respect

National Domestic Violence Hotline*

Hotline: 800.799.7233
Hours: 24/7
Website: National Domestic Violence Hotline

RAINN National Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline*

Hotline: 800.656.4673
Hours: 24/7
(This hotline will transfer you to a local crisis hotline based on your phone’s area code.)
Website: RAINN

RAINN National Sexual Assault Crisis Online Chat*

Website: RAINN Online Chat
Hours: 24/7

Resources for Student Veterans

2018 Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS) Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey Findings

2015 Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS) Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey Finding