MICA's DNA

Office of Equity Compliance

Our Core Values of Respect, Community, and Equality ground our commitment to providing a campus free from sexual misconduct and gender-based discrimination. It affects every fiber of the community and hinders our mission.

This opportunity can only exist when each member of our community is assured an atmosphere of mutual respect in which one is judged solely on criteria related to academic or job performance. The College is committed to providing such an environment, free from all forms of harassment and discrimination. Each member of the community is responsible for fostering mutual respect, being familiar with this policy and refraining from conduct that violates this policy.

MICA affirms its commitment to promote our values of fairness and equity.

In accordance with upholding federal law, our office is committed to creating and providing a learning, living, and working environment free from discrimination; through the implementation of inclusive policies and values that align with our community values. Our office is committed to providing equitable response to community issues involving discrimination as well as providing support to members of our community navigating discriminatory behaviors.

We aim to educate members of the MICA community on our values as well as foster an environment that is inclusive of and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected classes, including but not limited to: race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, national origin or veteran status within any educational program, activity or employment.

This prohibition against discrimination includes engaging in behavior that may:

  • Threaten the physical safety of any member of the community;
  • Create an educational environment hostile to any member;
  • Discriminate against another person or persons; or inflict physical, emotional, or mental injury to, or provoke a violent response from a reasonable person.  

 


MICA has launched an online tool to securely file equity-related complaints for use by faculty, staff, and students. This tool is a direct response to the community’s request for more accessible and transparent processes for addressing potential violations of MICA's anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact us. We can provide access to resources, answer questions, and help you find the information you need. Please join us in our commitment to provide an environment that is free from sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and gender-based violence.

 


MICA's Incident Report Form

The Incident Reporting Form is intended to collect information from members of the MICA community about a possible violation of the College's Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Non-Discrimination Policy, inclusive of possible Title VII or Title IX violations.

Title IX Team Contacts

Andrea L. Neal, Director of Equity Compliance & Title IX Coordinator

Location

Bunting Center 315

Mike Patterson, Vice President for Student Affairs & Deputy Coordinator

Location

Bunting Center 263