Title IX Reference

A Guide to Reporting

To report an incident related to Title IX or another form of sexual misconduct, please use the on-line reporting form:

Incident Reporting Form

Note: to file an anonymous report, please use the word "anonymous" where it asks for a name.

Neumann University, following the Franciscan tradition, embraces the profound reverence Francis had for all creation and especially for the human dignity of each person. Neumann University reaffirms its long-standing philosophy and principles of non-harassment and non-retaliation against any person having business with the University, whether a student, employee, faculty or third party. The University is committed to offering campus and University- related activities to all students, faculty and staff that are free from offensive and unwelcome conduct, actions and words directed at anyone, but especially because of one’s membership in a protected class. This includes, but is not limited to, sexual violence, any type of sexual misconduct, discrimination, discriminatory harassment or retaliation. Sexual violence refers to physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable or unable to give consent. Sexual violence includes rape, sexual assault, sexual battery and sexual coercion. Neumann University is committed to a Zero-Tolerance Harassment policy. It is the practice of Neumann University that immediate effective action be taken to eliminate any hostile environment, prevent its recurrence, and remedy the effects on the victim regarding any harassment (e.g. sexual bullying) that interferes with or limits a student’s ability to participate in, or benefit from school, including all activities and services.

The University encourages any individual who believes he or she has been the victim of harassment or retaliation to report immediately the incident or incidents giving rise to such concerns. Neumann University complies with Title IX and identifies the Title IX Co-Coordinators as Vice President for Human Resources and Risk Management, David Brownlee, who can be reached at dbrownle@neumann.edu, 610-558-5628, RAB 404, or Human Resources, One Neumann Drive Aston, PA 19014 and Dean of Students & Title IX Co-Coordinator, Stephanie Jones, who can be reached at joness@neumann.edu, 610-579-6678.

Any student, employee/faculty member, or applicant (admissions or employment) who believes that he or she has been discriminated against on the basis of sex may file a complaint with the Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator will assist the complainant in identifying the applicable policy, and if necessary, its grievance procedures, to resolve the complaint in an impartial and timely manner.

Faculty/Employee Reporting Requirements

All faculty and staff who have information regarding, are witness to, or become aware by any means of any form of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, inappropriate sexual behavior, and/or criminal activity that occurs on campus involving a student, an employee, or a guest are REQUIRED TO REPORT the incident immediately. Reports may be made to the Title IX Co-Coordinators. In the event of an emergency to the health and safety of any individual, please contact Campus Safety at 610-558-5555 or dial 911.

Title IX and Community Standards Sexual Misconduct Policy (pdf)

All Title IX issues, inquires, and concerns should be directed to a trained member of the University community. Please do not hesitate to contact one of the members below:

TITLE IX COORDINATORS

David W. Brownlee
Vice President for Human Resources and Risk Management

Room 404, Rocco Abessinio Building, 4th Floor
dbrownle@neumann.edu
610-558-5628

Stephanie Jones
Dean of Students & Title IX Co-Coordinator

Room 139, Bachmann Main Building
joness@neumann.edu
610-579-6678

Training of Title IX Co-Coordinators, Advisors, Investigators, and Hearing Officers:

On May 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education issued a Final Rule under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The Final Rule requires that schools make public the materials used to train the individuals who implement its sexual harassment policies and procedures. Neumann University has partnered with Troutman Pepper (Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP) to provide training for all individuals involved in the Title IX process. The Title IX Co-Coordinators, advisors, investigators, and hearing officers received training through Troutman Pepper.

view the training materials



Inquiries may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator or Co-Coordinators identified above or to the Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Education. For further information, contact us for the address and phone number of the U.S. Department of Education office that serves your area, or call 800-421-3481.

Neumann University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statues and University policies.