Institutional Policies

Acts of Intolerance

Maryland Institute College of Art is a community of people from many different cultures, racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, and more. MICA values these differences and believes that encouraging interaction and respect among people who may differ from one another creates a positive learning experience. Intolerant acts that show disrespect for others harm both the victims and the community at large.

Any behavior that victimizes an individual on the basis of that person’s race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, or level of ability or disability is inappropriate at best, seriously detrimental to the community, and will be addressed.

Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, graffiti, defacing MICA or personal property, harassment, threats, fighting, and disrupting others in the exercise of their rights. Students who have witnessed or are victims of such behavior should report it to the Office of Student Affairs.