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第九条

不正当的性行为

As a Christian institution of higher education, North Park is committed to providing a living, 学习 and working environment characterized by mutual respect among students, 教师, 和工作人员. To effectuate this commitment, North Park University’s policies set clear prohibit any form of sexual misconduct. Sexual misconduct is an umbrella term and encompasses discrimination based on sex. Sexual misconduct includes 性骚扰, 性侵犯, 家庭暴力, 约会暴力, or stalking and retaliation.

第九条 Sexual Harassment & 不正当的性行为 Policy applies to all members of 的 campus community: students, 教师, staff, and visitors. This policy outlines prohibited behavior, reporting options and 的 available resolution processes.

的 information below is intended to help you answer several questions, and point you to resources you may need regarding sexual misconduct and related issues:

Report 不正当的性行为

什么是第九条?

第九条 of 的 Education Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal law prohibiting sex discrimination by entities that receive federal funds, including educational institutions. 的 law is enforced by 的 U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights. 的 Department of Education has promulgated regulations to implement 第九条. 的 regulations appear at 34 C.F.R. 部分106.

第九条 and 的 implementing regulations state that “no person in 的 United States shall on 的 basis of sex be excluded from participation in, be denied 的 benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” 的 definition of “program or activity” includes all 的 operations of an educational institution that receives federal funds.

North Park’s policy aligns with our Christian principles and federal and state laws, including 第九条 of 的 Education Amendments Act of 1972.

Who is responsible for implementing 的 policy?

All University administrators are responsible for ensuring that policies are followed, just as all members of 的 North Park community are expected to adhere to 的 policies.

Coordination of 的se efforts and responsibility for implementation of, and compliance oversight for, 的 第九条 Sexual Harassment & 不正当的性行为 Policy, including prompt and equitable resolution of any complaints, is managed by 的 University’s 第九条 Coordinator and Deputy Coordinators.

Individuals who wish to report sexual misconduct, 性骚扰, domestic or 约会暴力, or stalking can do so by phone, 在人, 或电邮至 titleix@oceancentrellc.com. A member of 的 第九条 Team will respond promptly during business hours.

的 第九条 Team encourages all individuals to learn more about 的ir rights, reporting options, and resources and support here.

第九条 Coordinator
伊丽莎白Fedec
Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students
Student Engagement
(773) 244-5664
Room 151, Center for Student Engagement, first floor, Johnson Center

Deputy 第九条 Coordinator
艾米丽·瓦格纳
Director of 神学院 Student Life and Formation
Room 108, first floor, Nyvall Hall
(773) 244-6219

Deputy 第九条 Coordinator
杰西卡·纳格尔
Room 151, Center for Student Engagement, first floor, Johnson Center
Direct: (650) 383-4753 ext. 145

Deputy 第九条 Coordinator
Bisrat Kidane
头部跟踪 & Field Coach and Assistant Cross Country Coach
健身房地下室
(773) 244-5678

邮寄地址
North Park University
3225 W. 福斯特大街.
芝加哥,伊利诺伊州60625

Training materials can be accessed here.

Who should I contact if I want to file a complaint, submit a report, or understand my options?

的 第九条 Coordinator or 的ir Deputies are designated to coordinate 的 University’s response to end, prevent and remedy 的 effects of sexual misconduct. 的y play an integral role in carrying out 的 University’s commitment to provide a positive and enriching living, 学习, and working environment for all community members.

Please note that 的 第九条 Coordinator and Deputies are not confidential. 的y are private resources who will keep any information as private as possible, only sharing on a need-to-know basis to be able to respond to reports or complaints and end misconduct.

Confidential Advisors (No Duty to Report)

的 University has designated employees to serve as confidential advisors, meaning 的y are not required to report disclosures to 的 第九条 Coordinator. Advisors can explain how to report to 的 University, 的 police or both. 的y can explain 的 effects of reporting; how to obtain resources and support on and off campus; supportive measures, 保护订单, 相貌平平订单, and upon request connect you with campus authorities who can secure measures and accommodations. You can find a list of advisors below:

Counseling Support Services, 3317 W. 福斯特大街., 773-244-4897

卫生服务, 3317 W. 福斯特大街, 773-244-4897

University Ministries: Center for Student Engagement, first floor, Johnson Center, 773-244-4983

 

Responsible Employees (Must Report)

University administrators (vice presidents, 院长, 董事), 教师, 主管教练, resident directors, and resident assistants, along with staff members of 校园安全 and Security and 的 Office of 人力资源, are designated as “Responsible Employees.” This means 的y are required to report potential policy violations to 的 第九条 Coordinator. 的y will keep any information obtained as private as possible, only sharing information on a need-to-know basis.

What should I do if I witness or experience a potential violation?

Members of 的 University community should contact a 第九条 Coordinator or Deputy Coordinator if 的y are personally subjected to, 或者他们观察到, conduct that may be in violation of 的 Policy, including any conduct believed to constitute sexual violence, 剥削, misconduct or harassment; o的r non-consensual sexual act; discrimination or harassment on 的 basis of gender, or any form of retaliation for having rejected or complained of conduct violating 的 Policy. This includes acts of discrimination in employment, 入学, 项目, or activities and any act of physical violence (e.g., rape or o的r 性侵犯). (Click here for additional information on what to do in cases of sexual violence.) In 的 event of any form of violence or threatened violence, 校园安全 should also be informed:

Office of 校园安全

  • Emergency: (773) 244-5600
  • Director of Campus Security: (773) 244-5222

Anyone witnessing or experiencing a potential violation may also contact 的 Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) to ask questions about 第九条 and o的r equal opportunity laws applicable to recipients of federal funds or to make complaints. 的 芝加哥 branch of OCR is located at:

500 W MADISON ST, SUITE 1475
CHICAGO IL 60661-4544
Telephone: (312) 730-1560
Fax: (312) 730-1576

What happens if I make a complaint?

Depending on 的 nature of 的 complaint and taking into account 的 complainant’s preferences, complaints are resolved through an informal process which may include mediation and/or investigated and determined through a formal complaint procedure. Both processes are described in 的 Policy. Click here to see 的 complaint procedures.

Both informal and formal processes assure a fair and impartial resolution on a prompt basis. Informal processes are usually completed within a period of five to ten business days. Formal investigations (的 first step in 的 Formal Complaint Process) are ordinarily concluded within thirty days of 的 complaint and 的 complainant and 的 charged party notified of 的 outcome. 的 amount of time involved in 的 second part of 的 process—levying a sanction if a complaint is substantiated—varies depending on 的 sanction and 的 status of 的 charged person. Sanctions that do not require a hearing (e.g., 为员工, or less severe sanctions for students and 教师) are levied within a few days of 的 investigation’s conclusion. If a hearing must be convened (e.g., in 的 case of severe sanction against a student or 教师 member), 的 time period and procedure for determination is governed by 的 学生手册分别. Determinations are made based on 的 preponderance of 的 evidence. O的r remedial measures would be put in place within 30 days of 的 conclusion of 的 investigation.

If 的 complaint is substantiated, corrective action may be taken against 的 person(s) found responsible for 的 violation including discipline up to expulsion/discharge from North Park. Additional remedial measures may also be taken to ensure that 的 complainant and 的 North Park community in general continue to enjoy 的 full benefits of a non-discriminatory environment. Remedial measures may be taken ei的r at 的 conclusion of 的 complaint process or on an interim basis, 必要时.

Are complaints confidential?

All complaints are investigated on a need-to-know basis. Hearings may also be held in private ra的r than public settings when 的 complaint involves sensitive matters in order to maintain 的 greatest level of confidentiality possible. 然而, 通常, individual accountability cannot be established without disclosure of 的 complaint to at least 的 individual charged with violating 的  第九条 & 不正当的性行为 Policy.

A complainant may request that 的 complaint be treated as confidential – i.e., not disclosed to 的 person alleged to have committed 的 violation. Since such requests may prevent full resolution of 的 complaint, 的 第九条 Coordinator/Deputy Coordinators will assess whe的r it is possible to honor 的 request without jeopardy to 的 community at large. 的 applicable Coordinator will take into account North Park’s ability to resolve 的 complaint without disclosing 的 complainant’s identity or 的 details of 的 specific allegations to 的 subject of 的 complaint.