Title IX & Equity
“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” - Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972.
Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Examples of programs and activities that are subject to Title IX include admissions, recruitment, financial aid, academic programs, housing and employment.
FIDM’s Title IX Coordinator monitors and oversees the college's compliance with Title IX and related laws in the prevention of sex harassment and discrimination, including the coordination of education and training activities and the response to Title IX complaints. Students, faculty, administrators, staff, or others who participate in FIDM’s education programs and activities with questions, concerns, or complaints about sex discrimination, Sexual Harassment or retaliation are encouraged to contact the Title IX Coordinator.
Julie Ann Otteson
Title IX Coordinator/Executive Director, Human Resources
Los Angeles Campus
Phone: 213-624-1200 x3530
If you are in the midst of an emergency, please call the police immediately by dialing 9-1-1.
Title IX Personnel Training Material
- Title IX Decision-Maker & Informal Resolution Facilitator Training
If you wish to obtain confidential assistance without making a report to FIDM, you may do so by speaking confidentially with one of our Personal Counselors who are obligated by law to maintain confidentiality.
Personal Counselors by Campus
Jessica Cattani, M.A.
Los Angeles Campus, Room 208C
Phone: 213-624-1200 x4556
Kristina Nakamura, M.A., APCC
San Francisco Campus, Room 514
Phone: 415-675-5200 x1529
Lora Caldwell, M.A.
Orange County Campus, Room 149
Phone: 949-851-6200 x1799