Title IX: Sexual Misconduct

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Title IX: Sexual Misconduct

To File a Report

Bryn Athyn College is committed to providing options, support and assistance to victims/ survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking to ensure that they can continue to participate in college-wide and campus programs, activities, and employment.

You have the option to use the online reporting tool or calling the reporting line. Both have the option to maintain anonymity. If this is an medical emergency, please contact 911 immediately.

Confidential Reporting Line: 267-502-6038

Online Report Form                           Learn more about procedures

What is the Title IX Definition?

Sex discrimination is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, a federal law that provides that: No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
What is Sexual Misconduct?

Sexual misconduct or sexual harassment is any unwelcome sexual advance, request for sexual favors, or other unwanted verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when one or more of the following conditions are present:

  • Submission to or rejection of such conduct is an explicit or implicit condition of an individual’s employment, evaluation of academic work, or any aspect of a College program or activity
  • Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for decisions affecting the individual
  • Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance, i.e. it is sufficiently serious, pervasive, or persistent as to create an intimidating, hostile, humiliating, demeaning, or sexually offensive working, academic, residential, or social environment under both an objective and subjective standard

Sexual misconduct includes sexual assault, physical assault, bullying and intimidation, stalking, and intimate partner violence.

What is Bryn Athyn College’s Position on Title IX?

The College expressly prohibits any form of discrimination and harassment on the basis of any College-recognized protected classification, including sex, race, color, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, or disability in any decision regarding admissions, employment, or involvement in a College program or activity in accordance with the letter and spirit of federal, state, and local non-discrimination and equal opportunity laws, such as titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, The Americans with Disabilities Act and ADA Amendments Act. This policy addresses all forms of sexual discrimination, including sexual assault and harassment. Bryn Athyn College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in
the context of admissions or employment.

Bryn Athyn College, as an educational community, will promptly and equitably respond to all reports of sexual assault and harassment in order to eliminate the harassment, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects on any individual or the community.

FAQs (PDF)

Title IX Policies and Procedures (PDF)

Title IX Team Members

Title IX Coordinator Mel Gamba
Director of Human Resources
Deputy Title IX Coordinator Scott Jones
Director of Student Health and Wellness
Investigator James Kalavik
Director of Public Safety
Members Daniel Allen
Chief Financial Officer
Michael Austin
Director of Resident Life
Traci Barney
Deputy Chief of Security and Safety
Marcy Latta
Faculty
Phillip Zuber
Secretary/General Counsel for Academy of the New Church
Suzanne Nelson
Dean of Students
Director of Athletics

Completed Team Training

Contact the Title IX Coordinator for access to specific sessions

  • 9/20/20: Title IX in 2020: What Colleges Can Expect” (webinar)
    Presenter-Kent Seaver, Director of Academic Operations, University of TX Dallas’ Jindal School of Management; produced by Edupliance
  • 10/6/21: De-brief conversation with Renee L. Rosenfeld (virtual)
  • 10/23/21: “How to Tape a Live Hearing” (webinar)
    Presenter Rich Daum, Bryn Athyn College’s Director of IT (virtual)
  • 3/21: “Title IX University: Title IX 101 for Higher Education” (online course)
    Presenter Courtney Bullard, ICS Founder; produced by ICS (Institutional Compliance Solutions)
  • 5/14/21: De-brief conversation with Renee L. Rosenfeld (virtual)