The King’s College is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination based upon sex, including sexual misconduct and assault. The College provides support and resources to students, faculty, and staff to address concerns related to sexual misconduct and assault.

What is sexual misconduct?

Sexual misconduct constitutes any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, including sexual violence and gender discrimination.

Examples: Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature; Offering employment or academic benefits in exchange for sexual favors; Threatening reprisals after a negative response to sexual advances.

For further definition, please refer to the Student Handbook.

Who should I talk to if I or someone I know has been a victim of sexual misconduct or discrimination?

To report incidents, any complainant or witness may:

 

Available on and off campus resources include:

  • Counseling Services: 646-237-8905, counseling@tkc.edu
  • Title IX Coordinators (see below)
  • Confidential Employee: Eric Bennett, 212-659-7290, ebennett@tkc.edu
  • Beth Israel Rape Crisis Center: 317 East 17th Street, 4th Floor, 212-420-4516
  • New York State Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline, 800-942-6906
  • New York State “Enough is Enough” Hotline, 844-845-7269
  • NYPD Special Victims Division, 646 -610-7272

 

Students can pursue legal action through local law enforcement independent of the school’s investigative and disciplinary proceedings at any time.

What should I do if I discover someone has been sexually assaulted?

  • If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, dial 911
  • Visit the ER or the Beth Israel Rape Crisis Center (317 East 17th Street, 4th Floor)
  • Contact the College’s Title IX Coordinator (titleix@tkc.edu)
  • Encourage the individual to seek support from a counselor (counseling@tkc.edu)

How does the College respond to reports of sexual misconduct or discrimination?

Every report of sexual misconduct or assault will be investigated by the College’s Title IX Coordinators, pending permission from the reporting individual: Leticia Mosqueda: 212-659-7292lmosqueda@tkc.edu; Nick Swedick (Deputy): 646-237-8196nswedick@tkc.edu; Michelle Lambdin: (Deputy) 646-237-8906mlambdin@tkc.edu

What are my rights in situations involving sexual misconduct?

All students have the right to:

  1. Make a report to local law enforcement and/or state police
  2. Have disclosures of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault treated seriously
  3. Make a decision about whether or not to disclose a crime or violation and participate in the judicial process and/or criminal justice process free from pressure by the College
  4. Participate in a process that is fair, impartial, and provides adequate notice and a meaningful opportunity to be heard
  5. Be treated with dignity and to receive from the institution courteous, fair, and respectful counseling services
  6. Be free from any suggestion that the reporting individual is at fault when these crimes and violations are committed, or should have acted in a different manner to avoid such crimes or violations
  7. Describe the incident to as few institution representatives as practicable and not be required to unnecessarily repeat a description of the incident
  8. Be protected from retaliation by the College, any student, the accused and/or the respondent, and/or their friends, family and acquaintances within the jurisdiction of the College
  9. Access to at least one level of appeal of a determination
  10. Be accompanied by an advisor of choice who may assist and advise a reporting individual, accused, or respondent throughout the judicial process including during all meetings and hearings related to such process
  11. Exercise civil rights and practice of religion without interference by the investigative, criminal justice, or judicial process of the College

What is Title IX?

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.

The Title IX Coordinator (titleix@tkc.edu) helps the College comply with federal law, guides complainants in addressing and resolving grievances, and coordinates prevention measures for the campus community.

The College’s appointed Title IX Coordinator is Leticia Mosqueda (titleix@tkc.edu). Appointed Deputy Title IX Coordinators are Nick Swedick and Michelle Lambdin.

See the Student Handbook for additional information about the College’s policy on sexual harassment and grievance procedures.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: As a religious and educational corporation, the institution does not unlawfully discriminate in its educational and employment policies against any person on the basis of sex, race, color, age, disability, or national or ethnic origin. This policy applies to all aspects of the College’s admissions, academic, and employment policies and all other school-administered programs and activities.

Questions regarding Title IX may be directed to the College’s Title IX Coordinator at titleix@tkc.edu or 212-659-7292.