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Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX

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Pratt is committed to fostering a welcoming, safe, nondiscriminatory, and harassment-free educational, living, and working environment for its community.

The Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX is committed to facilitating an equitable response and resolution to all reported incidents of discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, and related misconduct.

Our staff members maintain the highest of ethical standards by conducting prompt and thorough follow-up for all allegations and ensuring privacy throughout our process. We educate the campus community by providing training and programming on policy awareness, reporting, and prevention.

Report a Violation

Reports can be made by completing one of the following forms:

All Pratt employees, with the exception of certain confidential resources, are required to report any disclosures of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator. To REPORT CONFIDENTIALLY, please contact a confidential resource listed below.

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Pratt’s Title IX Volunteers

Title IX Volunteers are selected Pratt faculty and staff members. Title IX Volunteers assist in the response and prevention of sexual misconduct, discrimination, and harassment on our campus. Volunteers fulfill a fundamental role by helping to resolve respective complaints of the Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Policy and Nondiscrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy.

Volunteers and Institutional Equity and Title IX staff receive robust annual training and are cross trained to work in multiple roles in the grievance process. In accordance with §106.45 of the Title IX Final Rules, all volunteers and Title IX personnel training materials can be found within the Title IX Staff Training section below.

Title IX Staff Training

Per the 2020 final Federal Title IX Regulations, training materials used to train Title IX staff, Investigators, Adjudicators, and others who facilitate any informal resolution will be posted publicly to this website.

In response to 34 C.F.R., Part 106.45(b)(10) of the 2020 Title IX Final Rule, Pratt Institute is required to publicly share all materials used to train Title IX personnel at Pratt Institute. Any materials used to train Title IX Coordinators, Investigators, Hearing Officers, and any person who facilitates an Informal Resolution process, will not rely on sex stereotypes, and will promote impartial investigations and adjudications of Formal Complaints of Prohibited Conduct. 

All staff in the Office of Institutional Equity & Title IX, Investigators, Hearing Officers, and any person who facilitates an informal resolution process receive training on: the definition of sexual harassment and prohibited conduct; the scope of Pratt Institute’s education program or activity; how to conduct an investigation and grievance process including hearings, appeals, and informal resolution processes (as applicable); and how to serve impartially, including by avoiding prejudgment of the facts at issue, conflicts of interest, and bias. Investigators will receive training on issues of relevance to create an investigative report that fairly summarizes relevant evidence. Hearing Officers (decision makers) will also receive training on any technology used at a live hearing and on issues of relevance of questions and evidence, including when questions and evidence about the Complainant’s sexual predisposition or prior sexual behavior are not relevant. The Title IX regulations (34 C.F.R. part 106) further requires Pratt Institute to publicly provide information on such training starting August 14, 2020. A list of training sessions attended by these individuals is below. This list includes all training sessions attended post-August 14, 2020. You may read Pratt Institute’s policy in its entirety here. These materials will be kept for seven years and can be viewed below.

  • Association of Title IX Administrators: “ATIXA”
  • Grand River Solutions: “GRS”
  • SUNY Student Conduct Institute: “SCI”

Sexual Assault Climate Survey

Pratt is deeply committed to equal opportunity and a tolerant, supportive learning environment. In compliance with New York Education Law Section 129-B, Enough is Enough, Pratt conducts a Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey every two years. Pratt is dedicated to communicating survey results with members of our campus, our greater community, and the public.