Claremont School of Theology celebrates the diversity of the members of our community and is firmly committed to maintaining a learning and work environment that is free of all forms of discrimination and harassment

The School prohibits discrimination in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid, employment or any other School program or activity based on an individual’s race, color, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender (including gender identity and expression), age, sexual orientation, national origin (which includes language use and protected use of a driver’s license issued to undocumented persons under California Vehicle Code section 12801.9), ancestry, religion (including all aspects of religious belief, observance, and practice including religious dress and grooming practices), marital or registered domestic partner status, military and service/veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or a record or history of cancer, and genetic characteristics, ), genetic information, or any other legally protected class (collectively referred to as “protected characteristics” or “protected class”).

The School also does not tolerate harassment of any kind based on any of these protected characteristics and prohibits discrimination and harassment based on the perception that someone is a member of a protected class.

The School makes good faith efforts to recruit, employ and promote qualified minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. It admits qualified students to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students.

Consistent with these commitments, the School adheres firmly to all federal and state equal opportunity and civil rights laws, including but not limited to, California Education Code sections 200, et seq.; California Sex Equity in Education Act, California Education Code sections 66250, et seq.; California Education Code section 94385; California Fair Employment and Housing Act, California Government Code sections 12900, et seq.; Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Title 29 of the United States Code, section 621; Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title 42 of the United States Code, section 2000d; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title 42 of the United States Code, sections 2000e, et seq.; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title 29 of the United States Code, section 794; Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Title 42 of the United Sates Code, sections 12101, et seq.; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title 20 of the United States Code, sections 1681, et seq.; the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or Clery Act, Title 20 of the United States Code, sections 1092(f), et seq.; and Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA) (Pub. Law 113-4).

Inquiries concerning the School’s equal opportunity policies, compliance with applicable laws, statutes and regulations (such as Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973), and complaint procedures may be directed to the Disability Services Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Lea Appleton at (909) 447-2590 or lappleton@cst.edu (office located on the first floor of the Colwell Building), Campus Diversity Officer, Christine Kang at (909) 962-6741 or ckang@cst.edu (office located on the first floor of the Colwell Building) or Deputy Title IX Coordinator/Disability Services Assistant, Stephanie Rice at (503) 480-2305 or srice@cst.edu (office located on the first floor of the MICAH Building, Salem Campus). To the extent such inquiries and complaints pertain to employment-related matters, they should be directed to Human Resources at humanresources@cst.edu (office in the Business Office – located on the second floor of the Butler Building).

For initial inquiries or reports related to employment-related Harassment or Discrimination, Equal Employment Opportunity, or employment-related requests for accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), contact:
Human Resources
Butler Building, Claremont Campus
humanresources@cst.edu
909-447-2564

For initial inquiries or reports related to accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the academic environment (students), contact:
Lea Appleton
Disability Services Officer
Colwell Administration Building, Claremont Campus
lappleton@cst.edu
909-447-2590

Stephanie Rice
Director of Academic Services/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
MICAH Building, Salem Campus
srice@cst.edu
503-480-2305

For initial inquiries or reports related to Equal Opportunity or Discrimination in the academic environment or for student-related ADA appeals of initial determinations made by the Disability Services Officer, contact:
Christine Kang
Assistant Dean/Campus Diversity Officer
Colwell Administration Building, Claremont Campus
ckang@cst.edu
909-962-6741

For initial inquiries or reports related to Title IX issues/concerns, contact:
Lea Appleton
Associate Dean/Title IX Coordinator
Colwell Administration Building, Claremont Campus
lappleton@cst.edu
909-447-2590

Stephanie Rice
Director of Academic Services/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
MICAH Building, Salem Campus
srice@cst.edu
503-480-2305