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(Effective: August 12, 2014)
Saint Francis University, inspired by its Franciscan and Catholic identity, values equality of opportunity, human dignity, racial, cultural, and ethnic diversity, both as an educational institution and as an employer. Accordingly, the University prohibits and does not engage in discrimination or harassment on the basis of gender, age, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any protected classification. The University is committed to this policy based upon its values and as required by Title IX of the Education 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 University policies. This policy applies to all programs and activities of the University, including, but not limited to, admission and employment practices, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic or other University sponsored programs.
Questions regarding this policy may be addressed to Ms. Heather Meck, Institutional Compliance Officer/Affirmative Action/Title IX/Section 504 Coordinator, Saint Francis University, 102A Raymond Hall, Loretto, PA 15940, (814) 472-3213. firstname.lastname@example.org.
A guide to reporting
As a Catholic and Franciscan institution, Saint Francis University is committed to maintaining an environment of dignity and respect. Saint Francis University will not tolerate sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, or sexually inappropriate conduct in any form.
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 sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, inappropriate sexual behavior, relationship violence 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 listed on this guide.
Additionally, it is important to be aware that all members of the faculty, administration, and all supervisors are also required to report other incidents of harassment and/or discrimination that they observe or of which they become aware among our employee population. These reports may be made to the Director of Human Resources or the Director of Public Safety and Police, who are also Title IX Deputy Coordinators. All members of the community may also submit a report via Ethics Point located at http://info.francis.edu/campus-health-and-safety/
Any student who believes he or she has been a victim of sexual misconduct or relationship violence should bring the matter to the attention of the Director of Public Safety and Police, the Associate Dean of Students or any Title IX Deputy Coordinator. Incidents involving other forms of discrimination or harassment should be brought to the attention of any Title IX Deputy Coordinator, and/or another University official through Ethics Point located at http://info.francis.edu/campus-health-and-safety/. The Counseling Center Resource website provides information about various support services (both confidential and official). For more information visit: http://info.francis.edu/counseling-services/.
An employee who believes he or she is a victim of sexual misconduct, relationship violence, harassment and/or discrimination should bring the matter to the attention of his/her supervisor, any Title IX Deputy Coordinator, and/or another University official through Ethics Point located at http://info.francis.edu/campus-health-and-safety/
If you would like to speak directly with a trained member of the University community, you may also contact one of the individuals listed:
Title IX Coordinator
Heather MeckAssociate Vice President for AdministrationRaymond Hall 102Ahmeck@francis.edu, 814.472.3213
Title IX Deputy Coordinators
Marian BenderDirector of Human ResourcesRaymond Hall email@example.com, 814.472.3931
Peter SkonerAssociate ProvostScotus Hall firstname.lastname@example.org, 814.472.3085
Donald MilesDirector of Residence LifePadua Hall email@example.com, 814.472.3380
Lynne BanksAssociate Dean of StudentsPadua Hall 232Blbanks@francis.edu, 814.472.3352
Robert FatulaDirector of Public Safety and PoliceRaymond Hall firstname.lastname@example.org, 814.472.3361
Erika RenwickSenior Associate Director of AthleticsStokes Athletics Center email@example.com, 814.472.3294
Additional campus resources for preventing and responding to incidents of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking are:
Inquiries may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinators identified on this guide 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.
Saint Francis University117 Evergreen DriveP.O. Box 600Loretto, PA 15940