The Chicago School acknowledges its ethical and statutory responsibility to afford equal treatment and equal opportunity to all persons and thus complies with all applicable laws and directives regarding nondiscrimination and equality of opportunity.  As required by Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 and all other applicable federal and state laws, the school does not discriminate and prohibits discrimination and harassment against its employees, students, and applicants based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, religion, creed, age (40 years or older), national origin or ancestry, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital or parental status, pregnancy, military or veteran status, political activities/affiliations or any other impermissible reason in its programs and activities (“Protected Category” or “Protected Categories”).


Discrimination is adverse action taken against or harassment of an individual based on membership in any Protected Category. 


Harassment refers to unwelcome behavior based on membership in any Protected Category. Harassment becomes impermissible where 1) enduring the offensive conduct becomes a condition for any academic-related purpose, or 2) the conduct is severe or pervasive enough to create an academic environment that a reasonable prudent person would consider intimidating, hostile, or abusive.

Petty slights, annoyances, and isolated incidents will not rise to the level of violation of a Chicago School policy or rule. To be considered a violation, the conduct must create an environment that would be intimidating, hostile, or offensive to a reasonable person.

Offensive conduct may include but is not limited to jokes, slurs, epithets or name calling, physical assaults or threats, intimidation, ridicule or mockery, insults or put-downs, offensive objects or pictures, or interference with academic performance.

When discriminatory harassment rises to the level of creating a hostile environment, The Chicago School may also impose sanctions on the Respondent through the application of the appropriate grievance process set forth in the Policy.


Reporting Complaints of Discrimination, Harassment or Sexual Misconduct​

A Chicago School community member may submit a complaint of discrimination or harassment based on a Protected Category via the Student Complaint of Discrimination or Harassment Intake Form.

To submit a complaint of sexual misconduct, visit the Title IX website for more information and an incident reporting form.  ​

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 Contact Us

​Office of the ​Dean for Student Success
[email protected]

​Jennifer Stripe Portil​lo
Dean for Student Success
​(213) 615-7264​​​

Daniel Esquivel
Senior Director for Student Success​
(213) 283-4267​​