In the spring of 2015, students from the seven Claremont Colleges, of which Pitzer is a part, participated in a climate survey about sexual assault at their institutions. At Pitzer, 12.9 percent of respondents reported that they had been sexually assaulted, a rate that was higher than the 7.2 percent of respondents who reported similar incidents across the seven Claremont institutions.
The institution has affirmed its commitment to victims of sexual assault, collected resources online, and taken steps to improve its climate and its policies.
This 4-page document bundle includes the notification letter to the college that an investigation has been opened, and requesting data from the college.
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights opened an investigation into Pitzer College's handling of sexual-violence complaints in March 2012 and resolved it a year later, reaching a resolution agreement with the institution.