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Several Pratt human resource policies concern legal issues and their application to the workplace. The full policies are available here for downloading.

Sexual Harassment Policy

Pratt Institute’s mission is to educate men and women to become creative, responsible, professionals who will contribute fully to society. The Institute upholds values and standards that support that mission, and maintains high expectations regarding the conduct of its students, faculty, staff, and administrators. Therefore, the Institute is committed to providing a learning and working environment in which all interpersonal relationships are based upon respect and dignity and are free from sexual harassment. It is the Institute’s policy that sexual harassment in any form will not be tolerated. Administrators, staff, faculty, and students are all responsible for taking reasonable and necessary action to prevent and eliminate sexual harassment. This policy applies to all members of the Pratt community, who are encouraged to promptly report conduct that could be in violation of this policy. Persons found to be in violation of this sexual harassment policy shall be subject to apporpriate disciplinary action up to and including termination of employees, and suspension or expulsion of students.


It is the policy of Pratt Institute to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) based on sex in the Institute’s educational programs and activities. Title IX also prohibits retaliation for asserting claims of sex discrimination. If a complaint of Sexual Misconduct falls under the jurisdiction of Title IX it will be addressed by the Title IX Policy. All other complains of Sexual Misconduct that are not covered by the Title IX Policy will be addressed in the Employee Sexual Misconduct Policy. Pratt Institute has designated its Title IX Coordinator as Judith Williams Cadet to coordinate Pratt Institute’s compliance with and response to inquiries concerning Title IX.


Judith Williams Cadet
Title IX Coordinator
200 Willoughby Avenue 
Willoughby Hall 1, Room 104 
Brooklyn, NY 11205
phone: 718.687.5369 | fax: 718.399.4239

A person may also file a written complaint with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights regarding an alleged violation of Title IX online or calling 800.421.3481.

View the Title IX Policy.


Disability in Employment Policy

Pratt Institute is committed to diversity and nondiscrimination and prohibits discrimination against qualified persons with disabilities on the basis of their disabilities and supports the full employment of qualified individuals with disabilities in its workforce. The policy establishes a process to provide for accessibility to programs and services and assist individuals with disabilities in requesting reasonable accommodation.

View the Disability in Employment Policy.

President’s Affirmation of Policy

Pratt Institute affirms its commitment to the full realization of equal opportunity. Diversity in the staff, faculty, and in the student body is essential to the achievement of the Institute’s goal of educational excellence and to the enrichment of the Institute’s community.

View the President’s Affirmation of Policy.

Pratt Institute’s community is one of diversity, which is a hallmark of an urban academic environment.