Title IX Information

Marymount California University is committed to upholding standards that promote integrity, respect for human dignity, and commitment to justice in an environment fostering learning, professionalism and inclusion.

Consistent with these values, Marymount California University believes that all members of the university community – students, faculty, staff, and visitors – should pursue their work and education in a safe environment, free from discrimination or harassment based on sex, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.

Marymount California University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any program or activity, including in the admissions process and employment, and is prohibited from such discrimination by Title IX and 34 CFR Part 106.

Questions about Title IX can be directed to Marymount California University’s Title IX Coordinator or to the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education, or both.  To make a report or complaint of sex discrimination or sexual harassment, or for any questions related to Title IX, please contact Marymount California University’s Title IX Coordinator:

Karen Thordarson
Title IX Coordinator
Marymount California University
Administration Building #118
30800 Palos Verdes Dr. East
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA  90275
TitleIXCoord@marymountcalifornia.edu
310.303.7225

Please see MCU Interim Title IX Policy on Prohibited Sexual Harassment for detailed information about Marymount California University’s grievance procedures and process, including how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination or sexual harassment, and how Marymount California University will respond.

If you would like confidential assistance, please contact the Student Wellness Center.  Counselors in the Wellness Center are not required to report incidents to the Title IX Coordinator except under a few legally mandated circumstances.

Marymount California University will provide supportive measures as appropriate, as reasonably available, and without charge to the complainant or the respondent before or after the filing of a formal complaint or where no formal complaint has been filed.  Supportive measures may include counseling, academic accommodations, changes in work or housing location, mutual restrictions on contact between the parties, and other similar measures.   Please contact the Title IX Coordinator for more information.

Materials used to train Title IX Coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, and any person who facilitates an informal resolution process may be found here.

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Title IX Coordinator

Karen Thordarson
TitleIXCoord@marymountcalifornia.edu

310.303.7225