We believe that an informed, educated, and enlightened community can improve upon its past, and we invite you to join us in this effort. As this work continues, we encourage you to visit this page where you can learn about the many ways in which Curtis ensures a safe and healthy campus environment within a vibrant creative culture. 

Institutional Policies

These Employment Policies have been prepared to communicate Curtis’s general policies and procedures to the school community. They are designed to be used as a reference for a broad range of issues, but they are not, and should not be viewed as, an all-inclusive resource.

Curtis is a community in which musical and intellectual growth, learning by doing, mutual tolerance, and respect for freedom of thought and expression are principles of great importance. The Student Code of Conduct ensures that Curtis provides an environment that promotes the free interchange of ideas, cultural diversity, and space for artistic, intellectual, and social growth.

Wellness reaches far beyond the physical. At Curtis we are committed to supporting our students in all areas of wellness. Wellness resources include:

  • Primary routine clinical care provided by University of Pennsylvania Student Health Service
  • Partial reimbursement of membership fees at local fitness centers of students’ choosing
  • Counseling with licensed psychologists
  • Workshops and lectures
  • Annual wellness day and health fair
  • Annual Student Wellness Survey
  • Musician injury recovery and prevention – case management and oversight
  • Annual flu vaccines administered on campus to all Curtis students (at no cost)
  • Alexander Technique instruction
  • Student Wellness Guide
  • Guidance to access specialists and alternative therapies
  • Support for localized health needs for noninvasive pain-relief therapies
  • Dedicated space for mindfulness meditation
  • LGBTQ support – Curtis is a Safe Zone community and provides information and resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
  • Intercultural competencies training
  • Curtis welcomes students with disabilities and provides reasonable accommodations to those who self-identify in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Academic accommodations, auxiliary services, and technology are made available to students who meet established documentation guidelines.

For more information, refer to the Curtis Wellness Guide.

 

In our efforts to provide a safe and healthy campus environment, the Curtis Institute of Music complies with all state and federal guidelines relating to sexual misconduct and sexual or gender-based discrimination or harassment, including Title IX of the Higher Education Amendment Act (1972), the Violence Against Women Act (1994 and 2013), and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (2013). Allegations of sexual misconduct involving any member of the Curtis community should be reported to:

 

Nicholas Lewis, Title IX Coordinator

Curtis Institute of Music

1718 Locust Street, 3rd floor

(215) 717-3160

The safety, security and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors at the Curtis Institute of Music are of paramount importance. Read our Annual Security and Fire Safety Report to see safety statistics from 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Curtis has engaged Lighthouse Services, Inc. to provide all community members with access to a hotline for reporting misconduct from the past or present. The purpose of this service is to ensure that any community member wishing to make a report of misconduct can do so in a safe space, without fear of reprisal.

For more information about the hotline, view the Procedures Document.

Reports may be submitted in any of the following languages:

Arabic

Bengali

Chinese (Traditional)

Chinese (Simplified)

Czech

Danish

Dari

Dutch

English

Filipino

Finnish

French

Georgian

German

Greek

Hebrew

Hindi

Hungarian

Indonesian

Italian

Japanese

Korean

Latvian

Malay

Norwegian

Polish

Portuguese

Punjabi (Gurmukhi)

Romanian

Russian

Slovak

Somali

Spanish

Swedish

Thai

Turkish

Ukrainian

Urdu

Vietnamese

 

To submit a report, visit www.lighthouse-services.com/Curtis

For information on submitting reports by phone, e-mail, or fax please see the Procedures Document.

Individuals wishing to make reports through the hotline may also share their report, at their option, with:

  1. Law enforcement, by contacting the Philadelphia Police Department, 9th District, at (215) 686-3090

    and

  2. In cases alleging sexual misconduct, independent counseling professionals, by contacting the Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence/WOAR at (215) 985-3333

 

 For questions or more information about these policies, please contact Patricia Lombardo, senior director of human resources, or Larry Bomback, senior vice president of administration.