To report an on-campus crime or emergency:

Step 1: Get to Safety
Step 2: Dial 911 (if immediate assistance is required)
Step 3: Notify an MTI On-Campus Emergency Contact

On-Campus Emergency Contacts

  • All life-threatening emergencies and serious crimes requiring immediate assistance should be reported by first dialing 911 and then notifying the campus director, president or CFO during the daytime or the evening dean or campus security after 5:00 pm.
  • Other crimes and safety related incidents should be reported to the college campus director, president or CFO during the daytime and to the evening dean or campus security after 5:00 pm.  This includes any suspicious individuals or activities observed on campus.

During the day:

  • Michael Zimmerman, President – (916) 339-4360
  • Malcolm Carling-Smith, Campus Director – (916) 339-4371
  • David Allen, Chief Financial Officer – (916) 339-4336
  • Campus Security – (916) 955-5989

During the evening:

  • Sue Thornton, Evening Dean – (916) 339-1970
  • Campus Security – (916) 955-5989

Please Note:

  • Security personnel patrol the parking lot from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
  • Any of the emergency contacts can also be contacted through the front desk in the main building or by calling (916) 339-1500.

Every effort should be made to preserve any evidence for the investigative authorities.  Also, when dialing 911 for immediate assistance, callers are reminded to be prepared to provide a clear location for the emergency response authorities.

In the event of sexual assault, the victim’s physical and emotional well-being is the first priority.  If desired, the victim will be provided with the initial medical and counseling services necessary until the victim is capable of making these arrangements on his or her own.  These initial services will be paid through institutional funds.  In addition, the Title IX Coordinator will be notified of the incident and will provide information on resources and services that are available.

MTI College is committed to providing a safe and healthy learning and working environment for all members of our campus community.  One aspect of our efforts in this area is our compliance with government safety regulations.  Due to our status as an institution of higher learning which participates in federal financial aid programs, MTI is subject to and committed to complying with the provisions of the Jeanne Clery Act (Clery Act), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), and other federal and state regulations to ensure campus safety.

The Jeanne Clery Act (Clery Act) promotes campus safety by ensuring that students, employees, parents, and the broader community are well-informed about important public safety and crime prevention matters. Recently, the Clery Act was amended by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, which broadened Clery requirements to address all incidents of sexual violence (sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking). Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs and activities. Title IX protects students, employees, applicants for admission and employment, and other persons from all forms of sex discrimination, including discrimination based on gender identity or failure to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity. In accordance with the requirements contained in these Acts and MTI’s commitment to maintaining a campus and workplace free from sexual discrimination, harassment and violence, all students and employees must abide by MTI’s standards of conduct as a condition of enrollment and employment.

Our Commitment

MTI’s Sex Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Complaint and Grievance policy strictly prohibits any form of sexual violence or sexual harassment committed by or perpetrated against students, employees, or third parties regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, part- or full-time status, disability, race, or national origin; and extends to all MTI-related programs and services held on or off the MTI campus, and non-school related activities that affect the school environment.

  • MTI College is committed to maintaining a positive and productive learning and work environment free from sexual harassment, violence, discrimination and retaliation.
  • The college investigates all complaints in a thorough, impartial and timely manner. The college takes prompt and equitable action to investigate and address any reports or complaints that come to the attention of school personnel, either formally or informally. If an allegation is determined to be credible, the college takes immediate steps to eliminate the harassment, prevent its reoccurrence, and address its effects as appropriate.
  • Students and/or employees found engaging in acts of sexual harassment or sexual violence, or who knowingly make false allegations regarding such behavior are subject to appropriate disciplinary action up to and including expulsion or termination. Allegations of criminal misconduct are reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency.
  • The college takes all reasonable and appropriate steps to respect the confidentiality of the complainant (the individual or victim filing the complaint) and the individual(s) against whom the complaint is filed within its overall obligation to maintain an environment that is free from sexual discrimination and sexual violence.
  • The college is committed to protecting the complainant and ensuring that he or she has the ability to continue his/her educational activities in a safe and harassment-free environment before, during and after the investigation of the complaint.
  • The college does not tolerate acts of retaliation against an individual who raises an allegation of sexual or gender-based discrimination or misconduct, an individual who is cooperating in an investigation of such an allegation, or an individual who opposes discriminatory practices. Any person found taking retaliatory action against such an individual will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion or termination.

The following individuals have been identified as MTI College’s Title IX Coordinators and are located on the MTI College campus at 5221 Madison Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95841:

  • Carol Castle, Academic Officer/ALO (Lead) – (916) 339-1500 ext. 235
  • David Allen, VP/Chief Financial Officer – (916) 339-1500 ext. 236
  • Jamie Gums, Director of Cosmetology (Paul Mitchel Cosmetology program) – (916) 339-1500 ext. 290

When should the Title IX Coordinator(s) be contacted?

  • For information or training about students’ rights and courses of action available to resolve reports or complaints involving potential sex discrimination;
  • To file a complaint or make a report of sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct, or any related claims of retaliation;
  • To notify the college of an incident, policy or procedure that may raise potential Title IX concerns;
  • To get information about available resources (including confidential resources) and support services relating to sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct;
  • To ask questions about the college’s policies and procedures related to sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct, or retaliation.

In the event that an incident, policy or procedure about which the student seeks to file a complaint appears to create a conflict of interest with the Title IX compliance team, the individual may contact the campus director Malcolm Carling Smith at (916) 339-1500 ext. 271.

Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinators or the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. Complaints of sex discrimination regarding an alleged violation of Title IX may also be filed with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights using the online form located at, or by calling the Office of Civil Rights enforcement office located in San Francisco at (415) 486-5555.

How Can I Learn More?

MTI College – Safety on Campus

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) –

RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and in partnership with more than 1,100 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

Safety on Campus – Sexual Harassment, Violence and Discrimination Prevention is provided in compliance with the Clery Act and Title IX to familiarize students, employees and the public about MTI’s policy and related reporting and grievance procedures for claims of sexual harassment, violence and discrimination.