Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination—which includes sexual misconduct—in educational programs and activities. All public and private schools, school districts, colleges and universities receiving federal funds must comply with Title IX. If you have experienced sexual misconduct, please review this policy for information about your Title IX rights.
The Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science does not tolerate any form of sexual misconduct at this institution. All students found in violation of this policy shall be subject to disciplinary action up to and including suspension or expulsion from the College. Similarly, any team members, professors, or administrators found in violation of this policy shall be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment. In many instances, behavior that violates this policy is also a violation of federal, state, and/or local laws.
In dealing with members of the Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science community, individual integrity and respect are the primary focus of the College's concern. The College seeks to foster a climate free from sexual misconduct through a coordinated education and prevention program, the promulgation of clear and effective policies, as well as investigative and grievance procedures that are prompt, equitable, and accessible to all. In the event that the College finds that instances of sexual misconduct have occurred under the scope of this policy, the College will take immediate and appropriate steps to eliminate the misconduct, prevent its re-occurrence, and address its impact.
TITLE IX COORDINATOR
The College Compliance Officer is the designated Title IX Coordinator for the College. The College Compliance Officer may be contacted at:
Angela Liggett, College Compliance Officer
Any questions concerning or related to this policy should be directed to the College Compliance Officer.
Sexual Misconduct (PDF)
When an allegation of student-on-student misconduct is brought to the College’s attention, a prompt investigation will be performed. Upon conclusion of the investigation, a report will be prepared and submitted to the College Compliance Officer. In the event that the College Compliance Officer has reasonable grounds to believe that a violation of this policy has occurred, the College Compliance Officer will issue a written notice of violation to the accused student and provide a copy of that notice to the complainant. Any notice of violation will also include a recommendation regarding disciplinary measures. In the event that the College Compliance Officer does not have reasonable grounds to believe that a violation has occurred, the College Compliance Officer will notify both the complainant and the accused student in writing of that finding.
If either party feels aggrieved by the findings, he or she may challenge those findings through this grievance procedure.
Complaint-Grievance Procedure, Student-to-Student Sexual Misconduct, Domestic-Violence, Dating-Violence, or Stalking (PDF)