Title IX / Sexual Misconduct

 Rosemont College is committed to maintaining an environment conducive to learning for all students and a professional workplace for its employees that are free from offensive and unwelcome conduct, actions and words directed at anyone, but especially because of one’s membership in a protected class. Rosemont College prohibits discrimination, discriminatory harassment, and sexual harassment, including sexual violence and any type of sexual misconduct. This includes, but is not limited to, sexual violence, any type of sexual misconduct, discrimination, discriminatory harassment or retaliation. Sexual violence refers to physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable or unable to give consent. Sexual violence includes rape, sexual assault, sexual battery and sexual coercion. Rosemont College is committed to a Zero-Tolerance Harassment Policy. It is the practice of Rosemont College that immediate effective action be taken to eliminate any hostile environment, prevent its recurrence, and remedy the effects on the victim regarding any harassment that interferes with or limits a student’s ability to participate in, or benefit from school, including all activities and services.

 This policy applies to all of the College’s officers, administrators, supervisors, faculty members, staff employees, students, volunteers, applicants, outside contractors, vendors, or other non-employees.

 Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, including sexual violence. Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature.

 Sexual violence is defined as physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or when a person is incapable of giving consent (for example, due to the student’s age or use of drugs or alcohol, or because an intellectual or other disability prevents the student from having the capacity to give consent). A number of different acts fall into the category of sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual abuse, and sexual coercion, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking. Sexual violence can be carried out by school employees, fellow students, students from other schools, or third parties. Sexual violence is a form of sexual harassment.

 Rosemont College is committed to assisting any of our students/staff who have experienced sexual misconduct in making timely emotional, psychological and physical recovery and to respect the choices a student/staff makes about this process.

Conduct that occurs off-campus (regardless of the location) can be the subject of a complaint or report and will be evaluated to determine whether it violates this policy, e.g. if off-campus harassment has continuing effects that create a hostile environment on campus. Allegations of off-campus sexual misconduct are of particular concern and should be brought to the College's attention.

The College encourages any individual who believes he or she has been the victim of harassment or retaliation to report immediately the incident or incidents giving rise to such concerns.

 Rosemont College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and College Policies.

 Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (discrimination based on sex), prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in programs and activities by colleges that receive federal financial assistance. Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (which includes sexual assault and other forms of sexual misconduct). The College complies with Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity, or gender expression in educational programs, admissions, or employment.

 Rosemont College will not tolerate sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, or sexually inappropriate conduct in any form. Other acts can also be forms of sex or gender-based discrimination and are also prohibited whether sexually based or not, including dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.

 Inquiries may be referred to the Title Ix Coordinator or Deputy Coordinators or to the Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Education. For further information, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCRcontactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the U.S. Department of Education office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

Retaliation

Title IX prohibits retaliation against any individual for reporting, providing information, exercising one's rights or responsiblities, or otherwise being involved in the process of responding to, investigating, or addressing allegations of sex discrimination, sexual harasssment, and sexual violence. Therefore, any retaliation, intimidation, threats. coercion, or discrimination against any such individual, undertaken or attempted either directly or by someone acting on behalf of another, will be addressed by Rosemont College, and indivduals who enage in such actions are subject to discipline up to and including suspension, exclusion, or dismissal from the College, consistent with College procedure. Anyone who is aware of possible retaliation or has other concerns regarding the response to a complaint of sexual misconduct should report such concerns to the Title IX Coordinator or to any Deputy Coordinator, who shall take appropriate actions to address such conduct in a prompt and equitable manner. 

 Students:
Any student who believes, suspects or knows of anyone, including themselves, has been a victim of sexual misconduct report it to any of the individuals/groups listed on the back of this card or report it online at www.rosemont.edu/crimereport
Incidents involving other forms of harassment and/or discrimination should be brought to the attention of the Dean of Students. 
Employees:
Any employee who believes, suspects, or knows of any victim, including themselves of sexual misconduct, harassment and/or discrimination should bring the matter to the attention of their supervisor, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator, or any Title IX Deputy Coordinator.
All members of the faculty, administration, and supervisors who have information regarding, are witness to, or become aware by any means of any form of discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, inappropriate sexual behavior, and/or criminal activity that occurs on our campus involving either an employee, student, or guest are REQUIRED TO REPORT the incident immediately. All other employees are strongly encouraged to report such incidents. Reports may be made directly to either the Title IX Coordinator or a Title IX Deputy Coordinator. 
 
 
If it happens on our campus, we need to know about it!

The following persons have been designated as Title IX Coordinators to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies (including policies prohbiting harassament and retaliation) and to serve as the overall campus coordinator for purposes of Title IX compliance:

All Title IX issues, inquiries, and concerns should be directed to a trained member of the College community. Please do not hesitate to contact one of the members below:

TITLE IX COORDINATOR

Jane Federowicz

Assistant Vice President for Human Resources

Room 205, Main Building

jfederowicz@rosemont.edu, 610-527-0200 ext. 2242

TITLE IX DEPUTY COORDINATORS

Troy Chiddick

Dean of Students

Room 105, Good Counsel Hall

tchiddick@rosemont.edu, 610-527-0200 ext. 2400

 

Osmond Mbaeri

Director of Public Safety

Cardinall Hall, Lower Level

Osmond.Mbaeri@rosemont.edu, 610-527-0200 ext. 2556

 

Matthew Baker

Sergeant, Public Safety

Cardinal Hall, Lower Level

Matthew.baker@rosemont.edu, 610-527-0200 ext. 2554

 Other Resources:
Rosemont College Public Safety: 610-527-1038
Lower Merion Police Department: 610-649-1000
Victim Services Center of Montgomery County: 610-277-5200

Rosemont Counseling Center: 610-527-0200 ext. 2416

Personal safety and well-being should be the first priority for any individual who is the victim or a survivor of sexual harassment, misconduct, or violence, including sexual assault. If you are the victim of a sexual assault or harassment get to a safe place and ask for help.

  • 911
  • Lower Merion Police Department 71 E. Lancaster Ave. Ardmore, PA 19003
  • Non-Emergency- 610-649-1000
  • Rosemont College Public Safety 610-527-1038
  • Bryn Mawr Hospital 130 South Bryn Mawr Ave. Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 (484)580-1000
  • Victim Services Center of Montgomery County, 325 Swede Road, Norristown, PA 19401- (888)521-0983 Website: www.Victimservicecenter.org
  • Women Organized Against Rape Philadelphia, PA Hotline: 215-985-3333
  • Rosemont College Counseling Center Room 9 on the lower level of Immaculate Conception Chapel 610-527-0200, x2416 Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Any of the TITLE IX COORDINATORS

Jane Federowicz, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources

Room 205, Main Building

jfederowicz@rosemont.edu, 610-527-0200, X2242

 

Troy Chiddick, Dean of Student

Room 105, Good Counsel Hall

tchiddick@rosemont.edu, 610-527-0200, X2400

 

Osmond Mbaeri,Director of Public Safety

Cardinall Hall, Lower Level

Osmond.Mbaeri@rosemont.edu, 610-527-0200 ext. 2556

       

 

Matthew Baker, Sergeant, Public Safety

Cardinal Hall, Lower Level

Matthew.baker@rosemont.edu, 610-527-0200, X2554

 

Helpful Notes:

Rosemont College is committed to providing options, support, and assistance to victims/survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking. All victims of these crimes and violations, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction, have the following rights, regardless of whether the crime of violation occurs on or off campus:

  1. The right to be treated with respect by college officials;
  2. The right not to be discouraged from reporting by college officials;
  3. The right to be informed of their options to notify proper law enforcement authorities and the option to be assisted by campus authorities in notifying such authorities, if the student so chooses;
  4. The right to be notified of available counseling, mental health or student services for survivors of sexual assault, both on campus and in the community;
  5. The right to notification of and options for, and available assistance in, changing academic and living situations after a reported sexual assault incident, if so requested by the survivor and if such changes are reasonably available;
  6. The right to a campus no-contact order against another student who has engaged in or threatens to engage in stalking, threatening, harassing or other improper behavior that presents a danger to the welfare of the complaining student;
  7. The right to a thorough, prompt, and equitable investigation and resolution of a complaint involving sexual misconduct;
  8. The right to be informed of the outcome and sanction of any disciplinary hearing involving sexual assault, without condition;
  9. The right to appeal the finding and sanction of the sexual misconduct hearing;
  10. The right to be free from retaliation by the institution, the accused and/or respondent, and/or their friends, family and acquaintances within the jurisdiction of the College.