Affirmative Action

Equal Opportunity, Harassment and Nondiscrimination

MICA is committed to providing staff, faculty, students and guests the opportunity to pursue excellence in their academic and professional endeavors.

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. Complaints of discrimination or harassment are subject to resolution using the College's Sexual Harassment Hearing Board or Disciplinary Hearing Board, as detailed below. The Hearing Board Process is applicable regardless of whether the parties involved are members or non- members of the campus community, students, student organizations, faculty, administrators, or staff.

There is no time limitation on the filing of complaints. Reports of discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation may be made promptly using any of the following options:

Contacts and Resources

Contacts at MICA include:

Michael Z. Patterson, Vice President of Student Affairs, Interim Title IX Coordinator, Office of Student Affairs, mpatters@mica.edu, 410-225-2422.

Charlene Hayes, Human Resources Transition Leader, chayes@mica.edu, 410-225-2363.

Scott Stone, Director of Residence Life and Off-Campus Housing, sstone@mica.edu, 410-225-2398.

Inquiries may be made externally to:

Office for Civil Rights, Headquarters (OCR)

U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Avenue, SW

Washington, DC 20202-1100

Customer Service Hotline # (800) 421-3481; Facsimile, (202) 453-6012 ; TDD # (877) 521-2172; Email, OCR@ed.gov; Web: http://www.ed.gov/ocr

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Contact: http://www.eeoc.gov/contact/

Resources include:

Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Nondiscrimination Policy (pdf)

Resources and Reporting Options for Sexual Misconduct and Gender-Based Violence