Title IX and Nondiscrimination at Fuller

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination based on gender in educational programs that receive federal financial assistance. Programs and activities that may be included are admissions, recruitment, financial aid, academic programs, athletics, housing, and employment. Title IX also protects men and women from unlawful sexual harassment in school programs and activities. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence, such as rape, and sexual exploitation.

Sexual misconduct can be committed by men or women and it can occur between people of the same or different sex. The seminary considers sexual misconduct in any form to be a serious violation of the Christlike conduct expected from all members of its community. The seminary’s Policy Against Sexual Misconduct applies to any on-campus conduct and any off-campus conduct that affects the learning experience of students or the campus climate.

Title IX Administrator:

Teresa Lewis, Director of Institutional Policy Compliance & Title IX Administrator
(626) 584-5357
250 N. Madison Avenue, Third Floor, #328, Pasadena, CA 91101

Fuller’s Title IX Administrator oversees the implementation of the seminary’s Policy Against Sexual Misconduct; provides training, including a course for all employees and students on preventing discrimination and sexual violence, and targeted training based on student and/or employee roles; coordinates discrimination and sexual misconduct investigations to ensure they are fair and equitable; makes sure appropriate remedies or measures are provided to impacted students and employees; and facilitates the writing and updating of relevant policies.

Fuller’s Statement on Nondiscrimination

Fuller Theological Seminary is committed to providing and modeling a learning, working, living, and community environment that is free of unlawful discrimination in all of its policies, practices, procedures, and programs. This commitment extends to the seminary's administration of its educational policies, admissions, employment, educational programs, and activities. In keeping with this commitment, the seminary does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, military and veteran status, medical condition, physical disability, mental disability, genetic characteristics, citizenship, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, or age.

Inquiries regarding Fuller’s Policy Against Unlawful Discrimination, Policy Against Sexual Harassment, Policy Against Sexual Misconduct, Policy Against Retaliation, Statements of Community Standards, filing of a complaint pertaining to discrimination or sexual harassment or sexual misconduct or retaliation or violations of Community Standards, or requests for copies of the seminary's complaint procedures, should be directed as follows:

Student Contact:

Steve Yamaguchi, Dean of Students
(626) 584-5370
130 N. Oakland Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101

Employee Contact:

Bernadette Barber, Executive Director of Human Resources & Organizational Development
(626) 584-5238
490 E. Walnut Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101

Inquiries regarding Title IX, Title VI, and Section 504 should be directed to:

Teresa Lewis, Director of Institutional Policy Compliance & Title IX Administrator
(Title IX, Title VI, and Section 504 Coordinator)
(626) 584-5357
250 N. Madison Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101

Inquiries regarding Federal laws and regulations concerning nondiscrimination in education or the seminary’s compliance with those provisions may also be directed to:

Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
50 United Nations Plaza, Room 239
San Francisco, CA 94102

Inquiries involving employees may also be referred to the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and/or the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH).

Sexual Misconduct Reporting and Resources
Resource Guide on Sexual Misconduct
Policy Against Sexual Misconduct
Complaint Resolution Procedures: Sexual Harassment, Unlawful Discrimination, Unlawful Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Retaliation
Responsible Employees and Campus Security Authorities Policy

(626) 584-5200
(800) 235-2222
135 N. Oakland Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91182