Non-Discrimination And Title IX

CCU is committed to fostering and maintaining a safe, healthy, and productive environment that meets the learning, living, professional, and social needs of the entire campus community. The university provides programs, education opportunities, and resources to help students adopt an attitude out of which flows honor, dignity, and respect in all of their behaviors, interactions, and relationships.

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY
Discrimination against others on the basis of race, national origin, gender, or disability is prohibited. Because of our concern for the worth and dignity of all persons, students are expected to be sensitive to the needs of others in our society and on our campus.

TITLE IX COORDINATOR
The CCU Title IX Coordinator is Ray Horton. If you have questions or concerns regarding the policies or procedures herein, or need to report a grievance, please contact the Title IX Coordinator at the information provided below. Questions regarding Title IX may also be directed to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights at http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/know.html?src=ft.

Ray Horton, CCU Title IX Coordinator
Cincinnati Christian University – Presidents Hall
2700 Glenway Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45204
Phone: 513.244.8420
Email: ray.horton@ccuniversity.edu

Marlene Estenson, CCU Title IX Investigator
Cincinnati Christian University
2700 Glenway Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45204
Phone: 513.244.8337
Email: marlene.estenson@ccuniversity.edu

SEXUAL HARASSMENT
Students have the right to be free from sexual harassment. Sexual harassment directed towards students can include physical conduct or verbal innuendo of a sexual nature, imposed on the basis of sex by an employee or agent of the College, when (1) submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s status in a course, program or activity; (2) submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for academic decisions affecting such individual, including, but not limited to, grades or academic progress; or (3) such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s academic performance or of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.

Sexual harassment can also be imposed by a fellow student. Sexual harassment can include physical conduct or verbal innuendo of a sexual nature. Students are prohibited from engaging in sexually harassing conduct towards any other person. Any person who engages in sexual harassment will be subject to disciplinary action ranging from a warning to disciplinary probation or expulsion, if appropriate.

Those who have a complaint regarding sexual harassment should contact the Human Resources Office if the complaint involves an employee or the Director of Student Life if the complaint involves a student, who will conduct an investigation of the incident.
Persons who have been sexually harassed should immediately report the incident to the Director of Student Life, Dean of Men, Dean of Women or the Human Resources Office. The college encourages but does not require a person who has been sexually harassed to inform the harasser that his or her conduct is unwelcome and offensive immediately upon its occurrence.
Each instance of sexual harassment reported to the college will be investigated. Failing to report sexual harassment may only perpetuate unacceptable conduct.

SEXUAL ASSAULT
In the event that a student becomes a victim of sexual assault, the student should, though is not required to, immediately report the event to the Cincinnati Police Department and then to a Campus Security Authority. A CSA is broadly defined to include:
a) Campus Security
b) Director of Student Life
c) University administrators
d) Faculty
e) Resident Director
f) Resident Assistant

The university will provide a written explanation of the student’s rights and options. The university will also provide reasonable assistance to students when requested relating to filing a report on or off campus. Medical treatment is advised at an area hospital in order to preserve evidence that may be needed in the investigation. Services may also be obtained through the Rape Crisis Center. When it is determined a sexual assault has occurred, the person or persons responsible will face campus disciplinary proceedings in accordance with university disciplinary guidelines and appropriate sanctions will be imposed upon a finding of guilt. Possible sanctions include mandatory treatment, suspension, and expulsion without refund. The University will cooperate fully with law enforcement agencies in any investigation and prosecution of offenders who will be subject to all applicable legal sanctions, protection orders, etc. under local, state, or federal laws. Counseling support services will be extended to the victim. Information relative to the outcome of the case will be provided to the accused and the accuser. The University will also offer assistance in making necessary changes in classes, housing, or such other arrangements as may be appropriate to enable the student to continue in school in cases of an alleged assault.

Victims Services include:

• The CCU Counseling Center
Phone 513.244.8193
http://www.ccuniversity.edu/counseling-center

• Women Helping Women
24-Hour Crisis Line 513.381.5610
http://www.womenhelpingwomen.org/

• Women’s Crisis Center
24-Hour Crisis Line 800.928.3335
http://www.wccky.org/index.php

Security and Fire Safety Report