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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.

Rosemont College prohibits the offenses of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking (as defined by the Clery Act). This policy also prohibits retaliation against a person who reports, complains about, or who otherwise participates in good faith in any matter related to this policy.

Rosemont College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of employment. Sex discrimination is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, a federal law that provides:

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

It is the practice of Rosemont College that immediate effective action is 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 person’s ability to participate in, or benefit from school, including all activities and services

Rosemont College prohibits discrimination, which can include disparate treatment directed toward individuals or group of individuals based on race, ethnicity, sex, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a veteran, or other protected class, that adversely affects their employment or education.

Rosemont College also prohibits sexual misconduct in any form, including sexual assault or abuse, sexual harassment, sexual violence, stalking, dating violence, domestic violence and any other forms of unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, all of which can be forms of sexual discrimination. Members of the Rosemont College community should be able to live, study, and work in an environment free from sexual misconduct.

All members of the administration, faculty, staff and students will be subject to Rosemont College's disciplinary process for violation of this policy. Persons engaged in prohibited conduct may also be subject to criminal and civil procedures at state and/or federal levels. Rosemont College is committed to fair and prompt procedures to investigate and adjudicate reports of sexual misconduct.

This policy applies to all Rosemont College officers, administrators, supervisors, faculty, staff, students, volunteers, outside contractors, vendors, visitors, and applicants for employment or admission.

This policy applies to all on-campus and off-campus conduct. The College strongly encourages reports of prohibited conduct regardless of location. Even if the policy does not apply to the conduct because of its location, the College will take prompt action to provide for the safety and well-being of the complainant and the broader campus community.

 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 https://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.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 responsibilities, or otherwise being involved in the process of responding to, investigating, or addressing allegations of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, 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 individuals who engage 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. 

Any student who believes, suspects or knows of anyone, including themselves, has been a victim of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, report it to the Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Public Safety Officer, Responsible Employee or report it online at www.rosemont.edu/crime-report

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 the Assistant Vice President for Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator, any Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Vice President for Finance and Administration, Public Safety Officer, or report it online at www.rosemont.edu/crime-report.

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 or at a Rosemont sponsored event/activity 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, Title IX Deputy Coordinator or report it online at https://www.rosemont.edu/campus-life/public-safety/online-crime-report.php.

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 the Assistant Vice President for Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator, any Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Vice President for Finance and Administration, Public Safety Officer, or report it online at https://www.rosemont.edu/campus-life/public-safety/online-crime-report.php.

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 or at a Rosemont sponsored event/activity 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, Title IX Deputy Coordinator or report it online at https://www.rosemont.edu/campus-life/public-safety/online-crime-report.php.

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.

Any of the TITLE IX COORDINATORS

TITLE IX COORDINATOR

Jane Federowicz, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources

Main Building - Room 205

jfederowicz@rosemont.edu

610-527-0200, x2242

 

TITLE IX DEPUTY COORDINATOR

Matthew Baker, Director of Public Safety

Kaul Hall - Lower Level

matthew.baker@rosemont.edu

610-527-0200, x2556

 

TITLE IX DEPUTY COORDINATOR

Troy Chiddick, Dean of Students

Good Counsel Hall - Room 105

tchiddick@rosemont.edu

610-527-0200, x2400

 

TITLE IX DEPUTY COORDINATOR

Joseph Pavlow, Athletic Director

Alumnae Hall - Upper Level

joseph.pavlow@rosemont.edu

610-527-0200, X4265

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.

Download the Sexual Violence Survivor's Bill of Rights here.