Title IX Reference

A Guide to Reporting

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 Coordinator as the 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.

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 members of the Faculty, University Management Team, and supervisors 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 Coordinator and Co-Coordinators.

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 COORDINATOR

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

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

TITLE IX CO-COORDINATORS

Bridget Haines-Frank
Dean of Students

Room 139, Bachmann Main Building
hainesb@neumann.edu
610-361-5494

Maria Marx
Campus Minister

Room 131, Bachmann Main Building
marxm@neumann.edu
610-558-5525

Chuck Sack
Director, Athletics and Recreation

Room 220, Mirenda Center
sackc@neumann.edu
484-840-4711

Christy Fleagle
Associate Athletic Director

Room 219, Mirenda Center
malonec@neumann.edu
484-840-4710

Scott L. Hammell
Director, Housing & Residence Life

Living and Learning Center 1
hammells@neumann.edu
610-361-2350



Title IX Policy (pdf)



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, visit https://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/ 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.