Campus Resources | Title IX, Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity
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Any student, prospective student, employee, applicant for employment, or campus visitor who believes that he/she has been subjected to conduct in violation of the Title IX Sexual Harassment or Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Policies or who has observed, knows of, or suspects an occurrence of discriminatory or sexual harassment, sexual assault or other forms of sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking is strongly encouraged to immediately contact the Title IX Coordinator or one of the Investigators.
The Title IX Coordinator and Investigators listed below are responsible for, among other things, overseeing reports and complaints brought forward under this Policy to assure that these matters are handled appropriately and effectively, and for identifying and addressing patterns of misconduct and systemic problems. They also serve as resources available to anyone seeking additional information about the processes and procedures under this Policy, about other resources that may be available to those who experienced misconduct covered by this Policy, or to those who wish to file a complaint of an alleged violation of one of the Title IX Sexual Harassment or Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Policies.
Michelle Walters, Title IX Coordinator
Phone: (724) 552-29223
Office Address: Performing Arts Center - G07 & Administration Annex (by appointment)
The following individuals serve as Investigators for Seton Hill University:
Deanna M. Buberniak Beresford, Senior Human Resources Generalist
Phone: (724) 830-1139
Office Address: Administration 307
George Carter, Assistant Director Experiential Learning and Employer Relations
Phone: (724) 552-4390
Office Address: Reeves, Learning Commons 109 C
Inquiries may also be directed to the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education at (800) 421-3481 or by email at OCR@ed.gov.
Certain forms of misconduct covered by this Policy would also be a violation of criminal law. An individual has the option of filing a criminal complaint, and may do so with the Campus Police Department, which is located in Admin Annex #115 and can be reached by telephone at (724) 830-4999 or extension x4999 from a campus phone.
The Campus Police Department is staffed seven days per week, 24 hours per day. After business hours (5:00 pm - 8:00 am), the Resident Director on duty can be contacted at (724) 433-3942. A criminal complaint may also be lodged with the Greensburg City Police Department, which can be reached at (724) 834-3800. You can also contact the PA State Police at (724) 832-3288.
Telling one’s experience to the Title IX Coordinator does not obligate the individual to report it to the police, nor does reporting it to the police obligate someone to file a formal complaint under this Policy – these are separate processes. University process and criminal process can occur simultaneously or they can occur independently. If an individual would like to notify law enforcement, the Title IX Coordinator (or designee) can assist with that notification. The University encourages those who have experienced sexual assault and other forms of sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking to report those matters to the police.