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.
Sexual Harassment is defined as:
(i) An employee conditioning educational benefits on participation in unwelcome sexual conduct (i.e., quid pro quo);
(ii) Unwelcome conduct that a reasonable person would determine is so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the educational institution’s education program or activity; or
(iii) Sexual assault (as defined in the Clery Act), or dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking as defined in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
For further definition, please refer to the Student Handbook.
To report incidents, any complainant or witness may:
- Contact a Title IX Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-659-7292
- Submit an Incident Report Form
- Speak to his/her House Advisor
- Notify the Dean of Students: email@example.com, 212-659-0741
- Contact any other faculty or staff
Available on and off-campus resources include:
- Counseling Services: 646-237-8905, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Title IX Coordinators (see below)
- Confidential Employee: Counseling Services, email@example.com
- 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
- Crime Victims Treatment Center 212-523-4728
- Students can pursue legal action through local law enforcement independent of the school’s investigative and disciplinary proceedings at any time.
- Title IX Brochure: Response and Resources
All students have the right to:
- Make a report to local law enforcement and/or state police
- Have disclosures of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault treated seriously
- 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
- Participate in a process that is fair, impartial, and provides adequate notice and a meaningful opportunity to be heard
- Be treated with dignity and to receive from the institution courteous, fair, and respectful counseling services
- 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
- Describe the incident to as few institution representatives as practicable and not be required to unnecessarily repeat a description of the incident
- 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
- Access to at least one level of appeal of a determination
- 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
- Exercise civil rights and practice of religion without interference by the investigative, criminal justice, or judicial process of the College
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 Megan Lassiter (email@example.com). Appointed Deputy Title IX Coordinators are Nick Swedick and Leticia Mosqueda.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-659-7292.
Training materials used by Title IX Coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, and any person who facilitates an informal resolution process: