Title IX of the Education Act Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs or activities operated by recipients of Federal financial assistance.

The Cleveland Institute of Art is committed to providing a learning, working and living environment that promotes personal integrity, civility, and mutual respect in an environment free of sexual misconduct and discrimination. Sexual violence is a form of sexual discrimination and violates an individual’s fundamental rights and personal dignity. The Cleveland Institute of Art regards sexual discrimination in all its forms to be a serious offense if practiced by students, faculty, or staff.

The Institute does not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its educational programs or in any other activities sponsored by the Institute, as required by Title IX of the Education Act Amendments of 1972 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968. Through its policies on sexual violence, the Institute supports everyone: male, female, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning individuals. This non-discrimination policy extends to all applicants for admission to the Institute, as well as all students who are full- or part-time, matriculated for a degree or not, and visiting students.

Any member of the CIA community who is told by about an incident of sexual violence is required to report that information to a Designated Reporting Officer:

  • Charise Reid, Vice President of Human Resources and Title IX Officer; 216.421.7312 and clreid@cia.edu
  • Lisa Schumann, Assistant Director of Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator for Faculty and Staff; JMC 416; 216.421.7405 and lschumann@cia.edu
  • Dr. Jesse Grant, Dean of Student Affairs and Title IX Coordinator for Students; JMC 120; 216.421.7427 and jlgrant@cia.edu 

Cleveland Police Department
9-1-1 Available 24/7

University Circle Police Department
216.791.1234 Available 24/7

CIA Security
216.421.7330 (when CIA buildings are open)

Cleveland Heights Police Department
216.321.1234 Available 24/7

CWRU Police Department
216.368.3333 Available 24/7

East Cleveland Police Department
216.451.1234 Available 24/7

University Hospitals
Confidential Advisors* and SANE Nurses (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) available here
11100 Euclid Avenue
Emergency Room between Cornell and Adelbert Roads

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center (CRCC)
Confidential Advisors* available here
216.619.6192 Available by phone 24/7
https://www.clevelandrapecrisis.org/ and info@clevelandrcc.org

CWRU University Health Services
Confidential Advisors* available here
2145 Adelbert Road just beyond Rainbow Babies Children's Hospital
https://students.case.edu/departments/wellness and healthservice@case.edu

CWRU University Counseling Service
Confidential Advisors* available here
220 Sears Building on the Case Quad a few buildings behind Crawford Hall
Confidential advisor walk-in hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:00-4:00
https://students.case.edu/departments/wellness and counseling@case.edu

Confidential Advisors* available here
First floor, Tinkham Veale Center (on Bellflower Road)
CRCC confidential advisor walk-in hours: Monday and Wednesday, 1:00-5:00 https://case.edu/lgbt/

Circle Health Services — formerly The Free Clinic
Confidential Advisors* available here
12201 Euclid Avenue
To reach the Trauma Recovery Center, call
216.644.5847 Available 24/7

CWRU Flora Stone Mather Center for Women (and men)
248 Tinkham Veale University Center on Case Campus (on Bellflower Road))
Confidential advisor walk-in hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9:00-5:00

Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center
Confidential Advisors* available here
2806 Payne Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114
216.391.HELP Available by phone 24/7

*Confidential Advisors can take a report of sexual violence but are not required to file a report to anyone else. These persons provide support and advice to anyone reporting sexual violence.