Cabrini College seeks to foster and maintain a community of mutual respect and concern for all of its members. The College also expects all members of the Cabrini community to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the Cabrini Mission Statement and its Core Values as described in the Code of Student Conduct, the Staff Handbook, and the Faculty Handbook.
There can be no greater violation of the terms of that community, or of the essential dignity of any member of it, than an act of sexual violence or sexual harassment.
Sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment and sexual violence, is prohibited and will not be tolerated in any form. These acts constitute the deepest affront to Cabrini standards, and the College is committed to addressing sexual misconduct within its community.
Under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), sexual violence is a form of sexual harassment and is prohibited. Any person found responsible for such violations will face disciplinary actions up to and including dismissal or expulsion from the College. Acts of sexual violence may also be prosecuted under the Pennsylvania Criminal Code.
Should an incident of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment or sexual violence occur, the College has both reporting procedures and support resources in place so that an individual does not need to face the effects of such an incident alone.
The first concern is for the safety, health, and well-being of those affected. Confidential and non-confidential (yet private) options for support and reporting are available both on and off campus, and are described in more detail in Section 5 & Appendix A.
All members of this community—students (current and applicants), faculty, staff, applicants for employment, persons doing business with or acting on behalf of the College, and visitors to campus—are protected under this Policy, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
All community members also share in the responsibility for creating and maintaining an environment that promotes the safety and dignity of each person. Towards that end, this Policy provides the framework for addressing sexual violence and sexual harassment within our community, preventing its occurrence and recurrence, and addressing its effects.
This Policy applies to all on-campus conduct, as well as any off-campus conduct that has an adverse impact on any member of the College community or the College.
The College strongly encourages reporting of the incident to the Title IX Coordinator or persons designated in Appendix C and/or to local law enforcement.
All College employees, except those who must maintain confidentiality by law (see Appendix A), are expected, and in some cases required, to report sexual assault, sexual harassment, and other sexual misconduct to the College authorities designated in this Policy.
When an incident is reported, the College will respond promptly and equitably to all allegations of sexual misconduct, sexual violence, or sexual harassment.
Anyone making a report, filing a complaint, or participating in the investigation or resolution of an allegation of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment, is protected by law and by this Policy from retaliation (see Section 2.A.). The College will take prompt responsive action to any retaliation.
3. TITLE IX COORDINATOR
The College has appointed Susan Rohanna, Director of Human Resources, as its Title IX Coordinator.
The Title IX Coordinator oversees the College's centralized review, investigation, and resolution process for reports of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and other sexual misconduct, and coordinates the College’s compliance with Title IX.
See Appendix C for the complete Title IX Notice.
4. PROHIBITED CONDUCT AND DEFINITIONS
When used in this Policy, “Complainant” refers to the person who reports that he or she has been the subject of sexual assault, sexual harassment, or other sexual misconduct and is usually a student, faculty, or staff member filing a complaint of a violation of the Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy.
In some cases, Cabrini College may serve as the Complainant (e.g., in cases where a person involved in an incident of alleged sexual violence does not wish to participate in the process but the College decides that the alleged misconduct needs to be addressed through the process).
A Respondent is an individual alleged to have violated Cabrini College’s policy regarding sexual violence or sexual harassment.
Sexual Misconduct Sexual misconduct includes many behaviors including rape, non-consensual sexual contact, sexual assault, sexual violence, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, and any other discrimination or harassment based on sex or gender.
Sexual Assault Sexual assault occurs when a person:
Sexual assault can be committed by any person against any other person, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, or past or current relationship status.
Sexual assault may occur with or without physical resistance or violence, and may occur if the complainant and/or respondent are under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
Inappropriate Sexual Conduct Inappropriate sexual conduct includes unwelcomed sexual conduct that does not meet the definition of sexual assault but is sexually violating in nature.
It includes but is not limited to the following:
Exception: This section is not intended to prohibit the use of sexually explicit materials that are reasonably related to the academic mission of the College.
Specifically, this section is not intended to proscribe or inhibit the use of sexually explicit materials, in or out of the classroom, when in the judgment of a reasonable person they arise appropriately to promote genuine discourse, free inquiry, and learning.
Sexual Harassment Sexual Harassment is defined as any unwelcome sexual attention, sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, visual, or physical conduct of sexual nature whenever:
Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment, education, or grade
Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for academic or employment decisions affecting the individual
Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s academic or work performance
Such conduct has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive employment or educational environment
Examples of potentially sexually harassing behaviors include, but are not limited to the following:
Unwelcome sexual advances, sexual innuendo, or requests for sexual favors in person, by phone, by electronic message or photo, written words or images such as graffiti, and social media postings
Unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature by a faculty member, coach, or other staff person directed toward a student, a colleague, or other community member
A person in a position of authority (such as a faculty member, coach, supervisor) suggesting that an educational or employment benefit will result from submission to some unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature or will be denied for refusal to engage in sexual activity
Sexual remarks, offensive stories, remarks about sexual activity, or experiences, sexual innuendoes, or other suggestive comments that are unwanted and unwelcome by another
Displaying or showing pictures, cartoons, or other printed materials of a sexual nature in the workplace or in an educational setting where there is insufficient academic relevance
Exposing the private parts of one’s body to another person, or in public forums
Domestic Violence includes felony or misdemeanor crimes of violence committed by a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse, by a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction receiving grant monies, or by any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person’s acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction.
Dating Violence Dating Violence means violence committed by a person:
Stalking Stalking is a pattern of repeated and unwanted attention, harassment, contact, or any other course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear his or her safety or the safety of others, or suffer substantial emotional distress.
This includes cyber stalking, a particular form of stalking in which electronic media is used to pursue, harass, or make unwelcome contact with another person.
A. DEFINITON OF CONSENT AND RELATED TERMS
Consent Consent means words or actions, freely and actively given by each party, which a reasonable person would interpret as a willingness to participate in agreed-upon sexual conduct.
Consent cannot be given when:
An objective standard will be used in determining whether a person’s judgment is “substantially impaired” by alcohol or drugs, or a physical or mental condition as described above is present.
That is, consent is not valid when:
From the standpoint of a reasonable person, the respondent knew, or reasonably should have known, that the person’s judgment was substantially impaired as a result of alcohol or drugs or was otherwise incapacitated, or that the person’s physical or mental condition would prevent knowing and voluntary consent
The person’s judgment was, in fact, substantially impaired as a result of alcohol, drugs, or the person was incapable of providing knowing or voluntary consent due to a physical or mental condition
Silence, non-communication, or a lack of resistance does not imply consent. Previous relationships or consent do not imply consent to future sexual conduct.
Consent to one form of sexual activity does not imply consent to other forms of sexual activity. Consent can be rescinded at any time.
The use of alcohol or drugs does not minimize or excuse a person’s responsibility for committing sexual misconduct, or for determining whether another is capable of giving consent, as described above.
Coercion Coercion is defined as compelling someone to act based on pressure, harassment, threats, or intimidation.
When someone makes clear that they do not want sex, want it to stop, or do not wish to go past a certain point of sexual interaction, continued pressure beyond that point is coercive.
Retaliation Retaliating directly or indirectly against a person who has in good faith filed, supported, or participated in an investigation of a complaint of sexual misconduct as defined above is prohibited.
Retaliation includes but is not limited to ostracizing the person, pressuring the person to drop or not support the complaint, or to provide false or misleading information, or engaging in conduct that may reasonably be perceived to affect adversely that person's educational, living, or work environment.
The College will take immediate responsive action in instances of retaliation.
Campus Security Authority (CSA) A Campus Security Authority (CSA) is defined as:
A CSA who receives a report of a sexual offense must report the offense to the Office of Public Safety.
Student resident assistants or other persons with significant responsibility for student and campus activities who receive a report of a sexual offense must report the offense to the Office of Public Safety within twenty-four (24) hours of receiving report of the alleged offense.
Specifically exempted from the definition of campus security authorities are pastoral or professional counselors when acting in that capacity.
A pastoral counselor is defined as “a person associated with a religious order or denomination, is recognized by that religious order or denomination as someone who provides confidential counseling, and is functioning within the scope of recognition as a pastoral counselor.”
A professional counselor is defined as “a person whose official responsibilities include providing mental health counseling to members of the institution's community and who is functioning within the scope of his or her license or certification.”
5. HOW TO REPORT AN INCIDENT OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE OR SEXUAL HARASSMENT
The College requires all College employees who have a responsibility for student welfare or are in a position of authority (unless required to maintain confidentiality by law), and strongly encourages all other Cabrini community members, to report information about any incident of sexual violence or sexual harassment involving a student, staff, or faculty member, regardless of where and when the incident happened.
In addition, those employees who have been informed by the Department of Public Safety that they are “campus security authorities” under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“Clery Act”) are legally required to report such incidents to the Department of Public Safety.
All such employees to whom an incident is reported should strongly encourage the reporting party, whether it is the Complainant or a third party, to speak directly with the Office of Public Safety, or the Title IX Coordinator.
A Complainant does not have to decide whether or not to request any specific action by the College at the time the report is made, nor is there a time limit on reporting. Cabrini is committed to supporting the rights of a person reporting an incident of sexual violence or sexual harassment to make an informed choice among options and services available.
The College will respond to all reports in an integrated, consistent manner that treats each individual with dignity and respect and will take prompt responsive action to end the misconduct, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects.
A complaint may be made to local law enforcement. The Clery Act requires a statistical report of certain crimes and their location, a timely warning or emergency notification, among other measures. Clery Act crimes include sexual assault and other sex offenses.
These crimes are included in an annual statistical report regardless of whether or not the Complainant reported anonymously or confidentially.
MAKING A REPORT A Complainant may report to the Dean of Students, the Department of Public Safety and/or to local law enforcement. The individual may pursue a complaint through the criminal process or through the College disciplinary process consecutively or concurrently.
In instances of sexual harassment, a Complainant may also report to the Title IX Officer, identified in the Title IX Notice (and included in Appendix C of this Policy).
The College encourages individuals to seek immediate medical treatment and to make a prompt report to law enforcement in response to an incident of sexual violence in order to address immediate safety concerns, allow for the preservation of evidence, and trigger a prompt investigative and remedial response.
When the incident is reported to a campus resource, the College will help the individual get to a safe place and assist the Complainant in seeking immediate medical attention or in reporting an allegation to local law enforcement.
The College will provide transportation to the hospital, assist with notification of local law enforcement, and provide information about the College’s resources and complaint process. The College will also provide appropriate interim measures, as needed, to help ensure the safety and well-being of the parties affected.
See Appendix B for more details on Interim Measures.
Reporting Options and Medical Care
- Cabrini College Department of Public Safety 610-902-8245
- Local Law Enforcement Radnor Township Police 610-688-0503
- Medical or Hospital Care:
An individual’s physical well-being should be addressed as soon as possible, whether or not that individual wishes to make a report to the College or local law enforcement.
A medical provider can provide emergency and/or follow-up medical services, which has two goals: first to diagnose and treat the full extent of any injury or physical effect and second to properly collect and preserve evidence.
There is a limited window of time (typically 72 to 96 hours) following an incident of sexual violence to preserve physical and other forms of evidence for proof of a criminal offense.
In the event of a report immediately following an incident of sexual violence, a Complainant is encouraged to not shower, bathe, douche, brush teeth, drink, or change clothing prior to seeking medical treatment.
Similarly, any clothing or bedding should remain untouched pending collection by law enforcement. Whether or not an individual has chosen how to proceed at the time of the medical examination, taking the step to gather evidence will preserve the full range of options to seek resolution through the College's complaint processes or through the pursuit of criminal action.
Please note that under Pennsylvania law, a medical provider may be required to notify law enforcement of a reported sexual assault under most circumstances.
Although the medical provider will provide information to law enforcement, the Complainant may decline to speak with a law enforcement officer or participate in a criminal prosecution.
ON CAMPUS REPORTING / COLLEGE DISCIPLINARY PROCESS
A. In General
When an incident of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment is reported to a campus authority, the College will designate an investigator of its choosing.
The Director of Public Safety or his/her designee will typically oversee the investigation of all reports involving sexual misconduct where the Respondent is a student.
The Title IX Officer or his/her designee will typically oversee the investigation of all reports involving a Respondent who is a College employee (faculty or staff).
Normally, the investigation will include interviewing the parties, interviewing witnesses as appropriate, and collecting relevant documentary, electronic, or other evidence.
At the conclusion of the fact-finding investigation, findings are shared with the College authorities empowered to act on violations of College policy. The specific resolution process will be determined by the role of the Respondent, as specified in this Policy:
Complaints of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment against a student will be addressed under the Code of Student Conduct.
For additional information on reporting, see the Title IX Notice also included here in Appendix C.
B. Time Frame for Resolution Generally speaking, the College will complete the investigation and resolution of all reports within 60 calendar days of receiving a complaint. A Complainant and Respondent can expect to receive periodic updates as to the status of the review or investigation.
Each case is unique, and the process for handling the incident will be impacted by factors such as the complexity of the investigation, the scope of the allegation, the parties’ schedules and availability, and the academic calendar.
In the event that the investigation and resolution exceed this 60-day time frame, the College will notify all parties of the need for additional time and best efforts will be made to complete the process in a timely manner.
In no case will these time frames delay College-provided support services, resources, or other measures.
C. Timely Warning If a report under this Policy discloses a serious or continuing threat to the College campus community, the College may issue a timely warning to the community to protect the health or safety of the broader campus community.
Any such warning to the campus community, when determined by the College to be appropriate under the circumstances, is limited to a brief account of the incident, a description of the assailant when needed to apprehend, and the name of any individual who has been arrested and charged with a crime.
REPORTING TO LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT
The College process and the criminal justice process are separate and independent courses of action. A Complainant who wishes to pursue a criminal complaint is encouraged to make a report to local law enforcement.
Incidents occurring on campus are within the jurisdiction of Radnor Township. Actions occurring off campus are within the jurisdiction of one of several surrounding townships, most of which are listed above (section III “Reporting Options”).
If the Complainant does not know in which township the incident occurred, the Complainant should contact Public Safety or 911 for assistance.
Upon request, the Sexual Assault Resource Coordinator or a representative of the Department of Public Safety will accompany a Complainant to the local police department and assist a Complainant in making a criminal report.
Notifying local law enforcement will generally result in the Complainant and in some cases the Respondent, being contacted by a police officer. The police will determine if a criminal investigation will occur and if the case will be referred for prosecution.
Unless there are compelling circumstances, the College will typically not file an independent police report without the consent of the Complainant.
Other Potential Code of Student Conduct Violations
Consistent with the College’s Mission and belief that all members have an obligation to promote and protect the health, safety, and welfare of our community, the College strongly encourages all individuals to report sexual violence or sexual harassment so that those affected can receive support and resources.
A student who reports such misconduct, either as a Complainant or a third party witness, will not be subject to disciplinary action for his/her own personal consumption of alcohol or other drugs in violation of the College’s policies as described in the Code of Student Conduct.
The College may, however, initiate an educational discussion about the use of alcohol or drugs and their impact or pursue other educational remedies.
The College strongly encourages all community members to take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent or stop an act of sexual violence and sexual harassment. Campus community members who choose to exercise this positive moral obligation will be supported by the College and protected from retaliation.
Taking action may include direct intervention, calling Public Safety or law enforcement, or seeking assistance from a person in authority.
A good faith complaint that is not substantiated does not constitute a false report. Submission of a good faith complaint, concern, or report under this Policy will not affect a Complainant’s employment, grades, academic standing, or work assignments.
An individual found to have made a false complaint or report, or to have knowingly and willingly given false information during an investigation, will be subject to disciplinary action.
Complaints Any Cabrini College student, faculty, or staff member who has reasonable cause to believe that a student has violated the sexual misconduct policy, or who believes that she or he has been subjected to retaliation for having brought or supported a complaint of sexual violence against a student, is encouraged to bring that information to the immediate attention of the Dean of Students.
Contact information for the Dean of Students can be found in Appendix C.
A complaint may be brought verbally or in writing, and will ultimately need to be recorded in written form by the complainant or a member of the staff involved with the investigation.
6. CONFIDENTIALITY AND PRIVACY CONSIDERATIONS
A. CONFIDENTIAL RESOURCES People who have concerns about sexual violence often ask for assurances of confidentiality. In general, the law recognizes and protects the confidentiality of communications between a person seeking care and a medical or mental health professional or religious advisor.
The College nurse, licensed counselors, and Chaplin at Cabrini College respect and protect confidential communications from students, faculty and staff to the extent they are legally able to do so. These professionals may have a responsibility to report, however, when they perceive an immediate and/or serious threat to any person or property.
In addition, medical and mental health professionals are required by law to report any allegation of sexual violence of a person under age 18.
B. CONFIDENTIAL CONSIDERATIONS Cabrini College will endeavor to protect the privacy of individuals to the extent it can do so consistent with its obligations to uphold relevant policies, protect the safety of the community and comply with applicable laws.
Given the institutions legal obligation to investigate complaints of sexual violence or sexual harassment and to take reasonable steps to prevent those behaviors (see below), complete confidentiality cannot be guaranteed.
If a complainant insists that his or her name or other identifiable information not be revealed, Cabrini College will evaluate the request in the context of its responsibility to provide a safe and nondiscriminatory environment for all students, staff, and faculty.
The College may weigh the request for confidentiality against the following factors: the seriousness of the alleged conduct, whether there have been other complaints of sexual violence or sexual harassment about the same individual, and the extent of any threat to the College community.
Cabrini College is also part of a larger community and context. If there is an independent investigation by an external agency or legal action related to sexual violence, harassment, or retaliation, those involved and/or others may be required by law to provide documents or testimony. C. ANNONYMOUS REPORTING A Complainant may report an incident without disclosing his/her name, identifying the Respondent, or requesting any action. Depending on the level of information available about the incident or the individuals involved, however, the College’s ability to respond may be limited.
All anonymous reports will be referred to the Title IX Coordinator.
D. PRIVACY CONCERNS The College is committed to protecting the privacy of all individuals involved in a report of sexual violence or sexual harassment.
Information related to a report to the College of sexual violence or sexual harassment will be kept private by the College unless disclosure is required by law.
Thus, it will be shared only with those College officials with a legitimate interest in order to assist in the investigation and/or in the resolution of the complaint.
Under no circumstances will the College release the name of the Complainant to the general public without the express written consent of the Complainant.
7. CAMPUS SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS’ BILL OF RIGHTS The United States Congress enacted the “Campus Sexual Assault Victims’ Bill of Rights” in 1992 as part of the higher Education Amendments Act of 1992.
Complainants of sexual violence at Cabrini College shall have the following rights:
Campus and Community Resources for Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment
Health Services Founder's Hall, Room 89 610-902-8400, email@example.com
Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS): 610-902-8766 Short-term and crisis counseling is available for students who have been sexually assaulted or have had an upsetting sexual encounter.
These services are confidential, except in the limited circumstances described herein.
Mental health professionals are required to report to law enforcement authorities the sexual assault of a person under the age of 18, or where there is risk of immediate danger to self, others, or property. Consequently, in some circumstances, providers may not be able—legally or ethically—to maintain confidentiality.
Campus Ministry: 610-902-8225 or 610-902-8438 The Campus Ministry staff is available to provide supportive counseling of all kinds.
Employee Assistance Program (for staff and faculty): 800-382-2377 The College's Employee Assistance Plan provides confidential counseling and referral services to reduce stress and improve the quality of life for employees. The EAP provides confidential assessment and referral services, and short-term counseling.
The services of the EAP are free to employees, up to the limits of the plan. All assistance is confidential; no one at Cabrini College will know that an employee has used the EAP. Public Safety: 610-902-8245 Public Safety encourages any student, faculty, or staff member who has been sexually assaulted to report this incident to their office.
From a safety and investigatory standpoint, the sooner a sexual assault is reported, the better; even so, the department strongly encourages the reporting of sexual assaults. Public Safety can help attend to the victim’s immediate needs. A request for assistance does not obligate students who have been assaulted to make a report to Public Safety.
Bryn Mawr Hospital: 484-337-3000 Individuals preferring to seek treatment off-campus may receive care at Bryn Mawr Hospital.
The hospital staff offers medical treatment and can collect physical evidence. There may be a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner available, but this is not guaranteed. Delaware County Woman Against Rape (WAR) 610-566-4342 (24-hour hotline), www.delcowar.org Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR) One Penn Center 1617 JFK Boulevard, Suite 1100 Philadelphia, PA 19103 24-Hour Hotline: 215-985-3333
APPENDIX B Interim Measures to Protect Safety and Well-Being Following a report of sexual violence or sexual harassment, the College will provide interim support and reasonable protection against further acts of violence, harassment, or retaliation as needed, as well as provide services and resources to provide a safe educational and employment environment. For a listing of services and resources, see Appendix A. Individuals seeking such assistance should speak with the Dean of Students, or Title IX Coordinator. The College will maintain consistent contact with the parties to ensure that all safety, emotional, and physical well-being concerns are being addressed. The College will determine the necessity and scope of any interim measures pending the completion of the complaint process.
Even when a Complainant or Respondent does not specifically request that protective action be taken, the College may still choose to impose interim measures at its discretion to ensure the safety of any individual, the broader College community, or the integrity of the review process. All individuals are encouraged to report concerns about failure of another individual to abide by any restrictions imposed by an interim measure. The College will take prompt responsive action to enforce a previously implemented interim measure. The College may impose any remedy that can be tailored to achieve the goals of this Policy, even if not specifically listed here. The range of interim measures includes: 1. No-Contact Order: The Complainant or Respondent may request, or the College may impose, communication and contact restrictions to prevent further potentially harmful interaction.
These communication and contact restrictions generally preclude in person, telephone, electronic, or third-party communications. An individual may also seek a protection/anti-harassment order from the local court of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This is a civil proceeding independent of the College.
If a court order is issued the College will, to the extent possible, assist the protected person in benefitting from the restrictions imposed by the court and will also facilitate on-campus compliance with the order. 2. Escort: The College may provide an escort to a Complainant to ensure safe movement between classes and activities. 3. Academic, Employment, or Living Arrangements: A Complainant or Respondent may request a change in his/her own academic, employment, or living arrangements after a report of sexual violence or sexual harassment by speaking with the Dean of Students, or the Title IX Coordinator.
A request for an employment change in the case of sexual harassment where the Respondent is an employee may also be directed to the Title IX Coordinator. Upon request the College will inform the Complainant or Respondent of the options and will accommodate the request if those changes are reasonably available.
In some cases, the College may initiate these changes without a request. These may include a change in class or work schedule, a change in living accommodations, academic accommodations, and/or a voluntary leave of absence.
Title IX Notice
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. Sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination.
Under the College Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy, the College prohibits sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, stalking and retaliation. Title IX and the College’s Policy also applies to acts of intimate partner violence.
As a recipient of federal funds, Cabrini College complies with Title IX and has appointed Susan Rohanna, Director of Human Resources, as its Title IX Coordinator with overall responsibility for Title IX compliance. Any student, employee or applicant for employment or admission to the College who believes that he or she has been discriminated against on the basis of sex, in violation of Title IX, or has been a victim of sexual violence or sexual harassment, may file a complaint with the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinators designated below.
The Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinators will assist the complainant in identifying the appropriate College policy (with its grievance procedure) to resolve the complaint in a prompt and equitable manner.
The Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinators may consult with other Cabrini administrators, as needed, to resolve the complaint in the most effective manner.
The Title IX Coordinator is supported by several Deputy Title IX Coordinators, all of whom are knowledgeable and trained in state and federal laws that apply to matters of sexual assault, sexual harassment or other sexual misconduct, as well as College policy and procedure.
Susan Rohanna│Title IX Coordinator Director of Human Resources Grace Hall, 610-902-8206, firstname.lastname@example.org
George Stroud │ Deputy Title IX Coordinator Dean of Students Founder's Hall, 610-902-8417, email@example.com
Jacqueline Neary │Deputy Title IX Coordinator Student Athlete Wellness Coordinator and Senior Women’s Administrator Dixon Athletic Center, 610-225-3908, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sexual Harassment by an Employee (not sexual violence): Report to Susan Rohanna (Title IX Coordinator)
Sexual Harassment by a Student (not sexual violence): Report to George Stroud (Deputy Title IX Coordinator)
Sexual Violence by an Employee: Report to Susan Rohanna (Title IX Coordinator)
Sexual Violence by a Student: Report to George Stroud (Deputy Title IX Coordinator)
Gender Equity in Athletics: Report to Jacqueline Neary (Deputy Title IX Coordinator)
Other Forms of Sex Discrimination Against an Employee: Report to Susan Rohanna (Title IX Coordinator)
Other Forms of Sex Discrimination Against a Student: Report to Susan Rohanna (Title IX Coordinator)
Notice of Non-Discrimination
The College seeks to provide all Cabrini community members with a safe and non-discriminatory environment free from harassment.
The College does not discriminate on the basis of personal characteristics such as race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal or state law.
The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities or in the context of employment.
Sexual harassment, including sexual violence as defined in this policy, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
Title IX requires that 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.
Sexual harassment is also prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, and other applicable statutes.
SEXUAL MISCONDUCT & SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION & EDUCATION EFFORTS
Cabrini College is committed to the prevention of sexual misconduct and sexual harassment through education and awareness.
Throughout the year, programs designed to promote sexual misconduct awareness and prevention are presented by a variety of campus resources including New Student Orientation, New Employee Orientation, Health Services, peer educators and other Cabrini students, Public Safety, and online training for all faculty and staff.
The College also promotes participation of student groups in prevention activities, through training provided in Residence Life, Athletics, Dean of Students, among others.
Prevention programs stress the added risks are involved when the use of alcohol and/or illegal drugs is present.
Incoming first-year students, as part of their orientation, attend programs that cover the topic of sexual violence given by the Dean of Students, Public Safety, and the Office of Residence Life.
Flyers about sexual misconduct and sexual harassment are posted in residence halls.
The educational programs review strategies for prevention and inform faculty, staff, and students of options and resources available should such misconduct or harassment occur.