Title IX

Title IX at Curtis

Curtis does not unlawfully discriminate against any person in any of its education programs and activities, including employment and admissions, on any basis prohibited by federal law, or other applicable law, including on the basis of sex or gender, and it does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex or gender.

Curtis complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (Title IX), and its implementing regulations, 20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq., which prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in Curtis’s education programs and activities; the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery), as amended by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA), which governs the policy related to Curtis’s response to sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking; the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination ActTitle VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex; and other applicable law.

Curtis’s Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Interpersonal Violence Policy can be found here.

Title IX Coordinator and Reporting

Curtis has designated a Title IX Coordinator to oversee the implementation of this policy and to ensure compliance with Title IX, relevant portions of Clery and Title VII, and to work with the Division of Safety and Security to facilitate compliance with Clery and other applicable laws.

Allegations of sexual or gender-based misconduct can be reported privately to Curtis’s Title IX Coordinator:

Kimberly I. Gould, J.D.
1726 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
ph: (215)717-3174
e-mail: titleix@curtis.edu or kimberly.gould@curtis.edu

Reports to Curtis may also be made anonymously through an independent reporting hotline.

Confidential reports can be made to the Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence (WOAR). WOAR can also provide confidential resources.

Concerns about Title IX or Curtis’s application of Title IX and the Clery Act may be addressed to Curtis’s Title IX Office. Inquiries may also be sent to:

United States Department of Education, Clery Act Compliance Division

United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
OCR@ed.gov or 800-421- 3481

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Contact info@eeoc.gov or call 800-669-4000 for more information.

2020 Investigative Report and Statement

To read the 2020 statement from the Curtis Institute Board of Trustees and its associated investigative report, click here.

Annual Outcomes Report

The Annual Outcomes Report is published by the Curtis Institute of Music to provide anonymized information on reports of sexual and gender-based misconduct brought to the attention of the Title IX Coordinator, the processes undertaken to address these reports, and the status and/or outcomes of these incidents. The purpose of reporting this data is to increase awareness, promote transparency, and create productive dialogue to ensure a campus where all members are equally valued.