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Title IX Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct

Rosemont College does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex. Rosemont College also prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. Reports of misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and concerns about noncompliance should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator.

Click here for a downloadable PDF of the complete Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy.

Rosemont College Title IX Coordinators

Paulette Hutchinson
Dean, Undergraduate College/Title IX Coordinator
Rosemont College
1400 Montgomery Avenue
Good Counsel Hall, Room 103
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Email: phutchinson@shadleysoapstone.com
Telephone: 610-527-0200 X: 2381

April Higgins
Assistant Dean of Academic Operations
Rosemont College
1400 Montgomery Avenue
Good Counsel Hall, Room 102
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Email: ahiggins@shadleysoapstone.com 
Telephone: 610-527-0200 X: 2958

 

Please see the College’s Title IX policy for additional information including the College’s Grievance Procedure. You can download a complete copy of the policy here or contact the Title IX Coordinators listed above. Alternatively you can contact the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

Any person may report sexual misconduct, sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sexual misconduct, sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail to the Title IX Coordinator:

Paulette Hutchinson
Dean, Undergraduate College/Title IX Coordinator
Rosemont College
1400 Montgomery Avenue
Good Counsel Hall, Room 103
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Email: phutchinson@shadleysoapstone.com
Telephone: 610-527-0200 X: 2381

 
April Higgins
Assistant Director, Career Services/Title IX Coordinator
Rosemont College
1400 Montgomery Avenue
Good Counsel Hall, Room 108
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Telephone: 610-527-0200 X: 2958

 

Reports can also be made online at online at b.shadleysoapstone.com/crime-report or using the “Report a Tip” feature on the Raven Safe app.

Sexual Assault Amnesty

The health and safety of every student at Rosemont College is of utmost importance.  The College recognizes that students who have been drinking and/or using drugs (whether use is voluntary or involuntary) at the time that violence, including but not limited to domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault occurs, may be hesitant to report such incidents due to fear of potential consequences for their own conduct.  The College strongly encourages students to report incidents of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault to College officials.

A bystander acting in good faith or a reporting individual (complainant) acting in good faith that discloses any incident of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault to College officials, Public Safety, and/or law enforcement will not be subject to the College’s code of conduct action for violations or alcohol and/or drug use policies occurring at or near the time of the commission of the domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault.

Anonymous Reporting

Anonymous reports may be submitted however, the nature of anonymous makes responsive actions more difficult and at times, impossible.

Confidential Reporting

The following Officials will provide privacy, but not confidentiality, upon receiving a report of conduct prohibited under this policy:

  • Title IX Coordinator or designee

The following personnel may provide confidentiality:

  • Rosemont College Counseling Department
  • The Rosemont College Wellness Center

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.

Helpful Notes

Rosemont College is committed to providing options, support, and assistance to victims/survivors/complainants of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct and sexual violence.  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: 

  • Have any allegations of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment taken seriously and without any suggestion that survivors are responsible for such conduct;
  • Be treated with respect, dignity, and sensitivity throughout the process;
  • The right to be informed of options to notify proper law enforcement authorities and the option to be assisted by campus authorities in notifying such authorities;
  • The right to be notified of available resources including counseling, both on campus and in the community;
  • The right to supportive measures such as counseling, course related adjustments, modification of work or class schedules, campus escort services, changes in work or housing locations, leaves of absence, or other assistance if requested and reasonably available;
  • The right to equal access to advisors and support persons;
  • The right to a thorough, prompt, and equitable investigation and resolution of a complaint of the allegations based solely on information gathered in the investigation;
  • To an outcome based solely on the preponderance of evidence that’s credible, relevant, and without prejudice;
  • The right to be notified in writing of the outcome of the investigation, hearing and sanctions that have been issued;
  • The right to appeal the finding and sanction of the hearing;
  • The right to privacy under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  The College will make all reasonable efforts to ensure the preservation of privacy, restricting information to those with a legitimate need to know;
  • The right to be free from retaliation by the institution, the respondent, and/or their friends, family and acquaintances within the jurisdiction of the College, as a result of filing a report and your involvement in an investigation.

Rosemont College is committed to providing options, support, and assistance to respondents 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: 

  • The right to be treated with respect, dignity, and sensitivity throughout the process;
  • The right to be notified of available supportive measures and resources including counseling, both on campus and in the community;
  • The right to equal access to advisors and support persons;
  • The right to be provided with a written notice of investigation and the nature of the complaint filed against you;
  • The right to a thorough, prompt, and equitable investigation and resolution of the complaint of the allegations based solely on information gathered in the investigation;
  • The right to an outcome based solely on the preponderance of evidence that’s credible, relevant, and without prejudice;
  • The right to be notified in writing of the outcome of the investigation, hearing and sanctions that have been issued;
  • The right to appeal the finding and sanction of the hearing;
  • The right to privacy under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  The College will make all reasonable efforts to ensure the preservation of privacy, restricting information to those with a legitimate need to know;
  • The right to be free from retaliation by the institution, the respondent, and/or their friends, family and acquaintances within the jurisdiction of the College, as a result of filing a report and your involvement in an investigation.