Immaculata is also committed to supporting any administrator, faculty member, student, staff or visitor who believes that he or she has experienced an incident of domestic violence through the appropriate provision of safety and support services. Immaculata will respond to all reports in an integrated, consistent manner that treats each individual with dignity and respect and will take prompt responsive action to end the misconduct, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects.
Definition of Domestic Violence 23 Pa. Attempting to cause or intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing bodily injury, serious bodily injury, rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault, statutory sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault or incest with or without a deadly weapon.
Placing another in reasonable fear of imminent serious bodily injury. The infliction of false imprisonment pursuant to 18 Pa. Physically or sexually abusing minor children, including such terms as defined in Chapter 63 relating to child protective services.
Knowingly engaging in a course of conduct or repeatedly committing acts toward another person, including following the person, without proper authority, under circumstances which place the person in reasonable fear of bodily injury.
The definition of this paragraph applies only to proceedings commenced under this title and is inapplicable to any criminal prosecutions commenced under Title 18 relating to crimes and offenses. For purposes of section relating to confidentiality , a victim is a person against whom abuse is committed who consults a domestic violence counselor or advocate for the purpose of securing advice, counseling or assistance.
The term shall also include persons who have a significant relationship with the victim and who seek advice, counseling or assistance from a domestic violence counselor or advocate regarding abuse of the victim. Prohibition of Retaliation The University will not engage in or tolerate retaliation against an individual who makes a report of domestic violence, serves as a witness, or provides information concerning an act of domestic violence.
Retaliation is a serious violation of this policy. Any acts of retaliation or threatened retaliation should be reported immediately to the Department of Campus Safety and Protection, the Dean of Students, or the Director of Human Resources. Any person found to have retaliated against another individual in violation of this policy will be subject to appropriate sanctions.
Individuals, who believe they have been subject to any acts of retaliation or threatened retaliation, should promptly report the same pursuant to the complaint procedure outlined in this policy. If safety is an immediate concern, contact Campus Safety and Protection or the local police department for assistance. Interim Protections The University will take interim measures as necessary to prevent the complainant from being subjected to discrimination or harassment during the investigative and complaint process.
The University will take steps to ensure that any interim measures taken do not adversely affect the complainant and will provide written notice to a complainant of such options. Resources The University provides support to victims of domestic violence through on and off-campus resources. Be aware of On-Campus Resources that can assist you: IU Student Health Services ext.
Counselors on a hotline are specifically trained to help assault victims and to offer confidential support and information about legal, medical, and mental health resources. If the complainant wishes, the University will provide assistance to the complainant in going to the law enforcement authorities. The University will proceed with its own internal investigation even while law enforcement personnel are conducting their investigation.
Sanctions include but are not limited to expulsion from the University or dismissal from employment. Prevention and Awareness Immaculata University is committed to the prevention of domestic violence through a variety of educational programs and awareness activities.
Workshops and mandatory online education courses concerning sexual violence prevention, date rape, sexual assault, and bystander intervention. Educational material disseminated throughout campus regarding dating safety, emotional abuse, sexual violence, and date rape drugs. Active Bystander Active Bystanders play a critical role in the prevention of sexual violence and other sexual offenses. It is understandable that in many circumstances, the active bystander may be uncomfortable intervening or communicating concerns; however, conveying potential risks to individuals or the college community will help the University maintain a safe environment.
As a support to employees, the Office of the Dean of Students provides information on the role of active bystanders. Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. Sexual harassment, which includes sexual assault and other sexual misconduct, is a form of sex discrimination.
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