Affirmative Action

Equal Opportunity, Harassment and Nondiscrimination

MICA is committed to providing staff, faculty, students and guests the opportunity to pursue excellence in their academic and professional endeavors. This opportunity can only exist when each member of our community is assured an atmosphere of mutual respect in which one is judged solely on criteria related to academic or job performance. The College is committed to providing such an environment, free from all forms of harassment and discrimination. Each member of the community is responsible for fostering mutual respect, being familiar with this policy and refraining from conduct that violates this policy.

MICA affirms its commitment to promote our values of fairness and equity. Complaints of discrimination or harassment are subject to resolution using the College's Sexual Harassment Hearing Board or Disciplinary Hearing Board, as detailed below. The Hearing Board Process is applicable regardless of whether the parties involved are members or non- members of the campus community, students, student organizations, faculty, administrators, or staff.

Colleen M. Cashill, the Associate Vice President of Human Resources serves as the Title IX/Equity/AA Coordinator and ADA Coordinator and oversees the implementation of MICA's policy on equal opportunity, harassment and nondiscrimination. There is no time limitation on the filing of complaints. Reports of discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation may be made promptly using any of the following options:

  • Report directly to the Title IX/Equity/AA Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator (listed below)
  • Report to Campus Safety
  • Report to Student Affairs
  • Report to supervisor or faculty member

Reports of misconduct or discrimination committed by the Title IX/Equity/AA Coordinator should be reported to the MICA President, Samuel Hoi, 1300 West Mount Royal Avenue, Suite M150, Baltimore, MD 21217, shoi@mica.edu, (410) 225-2237.

Michael Patterson, Deputy Title IX Coordinator (Student Focused), Office of Student Affairs, mpatters@mica.edu, 410-225-2422

Colleen M. Cashill, Title IX Coordinator, Associate Vice President of Human Resources,  ccashill@mica.edu, 410-383-6616

Reggie Higgins, Deputy Title IX Coordinator (Employee Focused), Associate Director, Employee Relations, rhiggins01@mica.edu, 410-225-2435

Scott Stone, Director of Residence Life and Off-Campus Housing,  sstone@mica.edu, 410-225-2398

Inquiries may be made externally to:

Office for Civil Rights, Headquarters (OCR)
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100

Customer Service Hotline #: (800) 421-3481, Facsimile: (202) 453-6012 , TDD#: (877) 521-2172

Email: OCR@ed.gov, Web: http://www.ed.gov/ocr

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Contact: http://www.eeoc.gov/contact/

Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Nondiscrimination Policy (pdf)

Resources and Reporting Options for Sexual Misconduct and Gender Based Violence