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Title IX Sexual Harassment and Sex Discrimination Policy and Procedures

“No individual in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” – Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)

Submit a Title IX Report

 

Prohibited behavior that qualifies for Title IX reporting

 

How do I submit a Title IX report

 

Title IX support and resources

 

Title IX Training Information

 

Confidentiality and Confidential Assistance for Victims or Complainants

What You Need To Know About Confidential Medical/Healthcare Professional Relationships

The College will preserve student’s and employee’s confidentiality to the extent possible and allowed by law. The degree to which confidentiality can be protected, however, depends upon whether or not the individual to whom the sex-based offense is reported is required by law to report this information to law enforcement.

Confidential reporters may include licensed counselors and other medical or health care providers. Students will be clearly informed by any College employee if a confidential medical/health care professional relationship is being established.

No College employee has the authority to establish a confidential medical/health care professional relationship with any other College employee or with any person other than a student who has been specifically informed such a relationship is being established.

Privacy and Confidentiality

Information received in connection with the filing, investigation, and resolution of allegations will be treated as confidential except to the extent it is necessary to disclose information

  • in the course of the investigation,
  • for the purposes of addressing conduct or practices that may violate the policy,
  • or when required to do so by law.

All persons involved in the process should observe the same standard of discretion and respect for the privacy of persons involved in the process.

If the complaint contains sufficiently detailed information about conduct that may constitute a crime, the matter will be reported to the Sinclair Police Department.
Pursuant to the Clery Act and the 2013/2022 Amendments to the Violence Against Women Act, the Sinclair Title IX Coordinator will share anonymous statistical information regarding reported criminal incidents with Sinclair Department of Public Safety for inclusion in the Daily Crime Log. The College may also share aggregate and non-personally identifiable data about reports, outcomes, and sanctions as permitted or required by law.

All College proceedings are conducted in accordance with the requirements of Title IX, the Clery Act, the Violence Against Women Act, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), state and local law, and College policy. No information, including the identity of the parties, will be released from such proceedings except as required or permitted by law or College policy.


How can I get confidential support at Sinclair College?

Keep in mind that all College employees (including student employees) are obligated to report incidents of sexual misconduct they become aware of unless they are a Sinclair Counselor with a recognized confidentiality privilege. The only way for a student to get confidential support from Sinclair College is by contacting Sinclair’s Counseling Services Office and establish a Counselor/Client relationship. 

You may reach the Counseling Services Office by calling 937-512-3032.

Full-time employees may contact the Sinclair Employee Assistant Program (EAP) for confidential counseling services at 800-628-9343 or 937-208-6626.  Part-time employees may be approved for access to the EAP program on a case by case basis by contacting the Human Resources department at 937-512-2514.


How can I help a friend who experienced sexual harassment or sexual misconduct?

If someone you know within the Sinclair community has experienced sexual misconduct, the Title IX Office can help you help them. Sometimes the most valuable advice comes from someone the individual already trusts. Whether you're a friend, colleage, parent, or concerned member of our faculty or staff, we can point you to resources that you can share, as well as provide support for you through the process.

Listen
  • Confirm the person's safety by asking, "Are you safe right now?" If they say no, help them get to a safe place. Call 911 if necessary. The Sinclair Police Department can assist anyone on campus who feel unsafe.
  • Provide nonjudgmental support. Your role is not to determine whether or not something occurred. Your primary responsibility is to remain supportive of the victim, while referring the person to others who are trained in providing assistance and/or intervening.
Refer
  • Help the person get medical care if needed.
  • Help the person consider whether to make a report with their local police department or with the Sinclair Police if the incident occurred on campus.
  • Direct the person to on-campus confidential counseling if needed at 937-512-3032.
  • Let the person know that they can contact the Title IX Office to request supportive measures and accommodations such as no-contact directives, adjustment of schedules, academic accommodations, security escort services, etc.
Report, as required
  • All Sinclair employees, including student employees, are required to report incidents of sexual misconduct that they become aware of within working 5 days. College employees working under a license providing privilege (Sinclair Counselors) may be exempt from reporting requirements. For more information about the duty to report, see the Sinclair guidebook Sexual Harassment and Sex Discrimination Policy and Procedure.
  • If you are required to report the incident, explain your reporting responsibilities to the person who has disclosed the information to you. Explain that you are a mandated reporter.  If you are able to explain options for confidential resources before receiving the disclosure, it is good to give someone a choice whether to disclose to a mandated reporter.
  • If you learn information that you have to report, remember that reporting equals supporting. When you report to the College the survivor will receive rights and options to help them understand their choices. They are not obligated to proceed with any resources or processes they do not want.

If you would like more information, support, or would like to file a report of sexual harassment or other type of sexual misconduct, you may contact the Sinclair Title IX Coordinator 24 hours per day at:

Carol J. Glaser-Atkins, JD, MBA
Title IX Coordinator

444 West Third Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402
Office Phone: 937-512-2961
Campus Location: Building 7, Room 343
Email: carol.glaser-atkins@sinclair.edu or TitleIX@sinclair.edu

Confidential support: Call Sinclair’s Counseling Services Office and establish a Counselor/Client relationship 937-512-3032.