A Campus Response

Hope & Healing

Support a friend, coworker

Resources

Who to contact, where to go

Prohibited Behaviors & Reporting Options

Behaviors, your rights

Information & Tools

Employees, syllabus, reports

Prevention Education

Green Dot, FYE, training

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Saint Joseph’s College is committed to providing a community in which the learning, working, and living environments reflect the Core Values of the College and, in doing so, prohibits all forms of gender-based harassment, discrimination, violence & sexual misconduct.

Saint Joseph’s College has developed a new Gender-based Harassment, Discrimination, Violence, and Sexual Misconduct Policy to best serve our students. As a member of our community, make sure you understand your resources, the College’s prohibited conduct, reporting options, and the prevention education opportunities offered.

Everyone plays a role in creating a community in which gender-based harassment, discrimination, violence, and sexual misconduct are not tolerated.

Hope and Healing

Supporting a friend, roommate, or family member experiencing harassment, discrimination, and/or violence comes down to being present and listening. It is not your responsibility (and not typically helpful) to go into the situation with a mindset of saving or rescuing a friend. Helping to point your friend in the direction of professional assistance may be the most caring thing you can do.

1. Listen and believe your friend/roommate/family member. Concentrate on trying to understand how they are feeling.

2. Ask how you can be helpful. Do not assume you know what is best for them. Give them control over how they would like to proceed and who they would like to tell.

3. Offer your friend/roommate/family member resources and help them explore options.

4. Be aware of how supporting your friend/roommate/family member is impacting you and seek support resources for yourself as you see fit (e.g., Counseling Center, friends and/or family, etc.)

Supporting a coworker experiencing harassment, discrimination, and/or violence comes down to being present and listening. It is not your responsibility (and not typically helpful) to go into the situation with a mindset of saving or rescuing a coworker. Helping to point your coworker in the direction of professional assistance may be the most caring thing you can do.

1. Listen and believe your coworker. Concentrate on trying to understand how they are feeling.

2. Ask how you can be helpful. Do not assume you know what is best for them. Give them control over how they would like to proceed and who they would like to tell.


3. Offer your coworker
resources and help them explore options.

4. If you are a Responsible Employee, make sure you explain your role and who you will need to report to.


5. Be aware of how supporting your coworker is impacting you and seek support resources for yourself as you see fit (e.g., Supervisor, CIGNA Employee Assistance Program, etc.)

Resources

FOR ON-CAMPUS CONFIDENTIAL CONVERSATIONS & SUPPORT

Counseling Center
(207) 893-6631
counselingcenter@sjcme.edu
1st Floor- St. Joseph’s Hall

Health and Wellness Center
(207) 893-6634
healthcenter@sjcme.edu
1st Floor O’Connor Hall

Priest/ Chaplain of the College
(207) 893-7794
mercycenter@sjcme.edu
Mercy Center- Heffernan Building

Athletic Trainers Employed by the Athletic Department
(does not apply to coaches and other staff)
Harold Alfond Center

(207)-893-6677

Contact:
Tiffany Miller-Gagnon
tgagnon@sjcme.edu


CIGNA Employee Assistance Program
877-622-4327
www.myCIGNA.com
Employer ID: sjcme
Mental health consultation and counseling for SJC employees

Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine
Helpline:
1-800-871-7741
24/7 Free and confidential sexual violence support

Through These Doors
Helpline: 1-800-871-7741
24/7 Free and confidential relationship violence and stalking support

IN AN EMERGENCY: Emergency Dispatch:  911

SJC Campus Safety
(207) 893-6687
Anonymous Tip Form
1st Floor- Standish Hall


PRIVATE REPORTING & RESOLUTION

Christine LeMoult, student life

Christine LeMoult, MSW
Title IX Coordinator

(207) 893-6606
clemoult@sjcme.edu
Heffernan Building/ Office #115

Dr. Marion Young
Deputy Title IX Coordinator

(207) 893-7566
myoung@sjcme.edu
Alfond Hall 435

 

FOR CONFIDENTIAL CONVERSATION & SUPPORT

Counseling Center
(207) 893-6631
counselingcenter@sjcme.edu
1st Floor- St. Joseph’s Hall

Health and Wellness Center

(207) 893-6634
healthcenter@sjcme.edu
1st Floor O’Connor Hall

Priest/ Chaplain of the College

(207) 893-7794
mercycenter@sjcme.edu
Mercy Center- Heffernan Building

Athletic Trainers Employed by the Athletic Department
(does not apply to coaches and other staff)
Harold Alfond Center

(207)-893-6677

Contact:
Tiffany Miller-Gagnon
tgagnon@sjcme.edu

In an Emergency: Emergency Dispatch: Call 911.

Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office
(207) 693-3369
36 County Way, Portland, ME 04102

Victim Support Services:

CIGNA Employee Assistance Program
877-622-4327
www.myCIGNA.com
Employer ID: sjcme
Mental health consultation and counseling for SJC employees

Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine
Helpline:
1-800-871-7741
24/7 Free and confidential sexual violence support

Through These Doors
Helpline:
1-800-871-7741
24/7 Free and confidential relationship violence and stalking support

Medical Support Services:

Maine Medical Center
Emergency phone: 207-871-2381
General phone: 207-871-0111
22 Bramhall Street
Portland, ME 04101

Mercy Hospital
Emergency phone: 207-879-3266
General phone: 207-879-3000
144 State Street
Portland, ME 04101

Mercy Express Quick Care
207-893-0290
409 Roosevelt Trail
Windham, ME 04101

What is an Advisor?

An Advisor is a required position for the Formal Resolution process. The function of an Advisor is to guide the Complainant or Respondent through the process and accompany their advisee to any meeting for Formal Resolution under the Policy. In addition, the Advisor’s role is to pose cross examination questions on behalf of their advisees during the Live Hearing. Apart from the Live Hearing, where the advisors will have the opportunity to pose questions as part of the live hearing process, the Advisor may not speak for the Complainant or Respondent, or otherwise direct questions or address others present in all meetings.

While Advisors are frequently members of the Saint Joseph’s College Community, any consenting individual may assume this role. If a Complainant or Respondent does not identify an Advisor, the College will appoint someone to serve in that function. An Advisor cannot serve in a different role during the proceedings (e.g., witness).

I have been asked to be an Advisor, now what?

Support the Complainant or Respondent step by step. Give them opportunity to speak and ask questions. Prior to the Live Hearing, an orientation to protocols and expectations will be available to Advisors for both parties.

Prohibited Behavior & Reporting Options

For individuals reporting prohibited conduct

Responsible Employees:

The College has designated all employees, including faculty, adjunct and visiting faculty, administrators, staff, and Resident Advisors as Responsible Employee except for the Confidential Employees.

Please refer to the policy.

Christine LeMoult, student life

Christine LeMoult, MSW
Title IX Coordinator

(207) 893-6606
clemoult@sjcme.edu
Heffernan Building/ Office #115

Dr. Marion Young
Deputy Title IX Coordinator

(207) 893-7566
myoung@sjcme.edu
Alfond Hall 435

The College is committed to providing All parties accessible, prompt, thorough, and fair methods of investigation and resolution of incidents reported under this Policy. Throughout the process the Complainant and Respondent are entitled to the following rights:

(a)  to be treated with dignity by all persons involved in the investigation and disciplinary process;

(b)  to written notice of all meetings, including the time and place;

(c)  to be notified of the alleged policy violation being addressed;

(d)  to a prompt and thorough investigation of the allegations;

(e)  to equal access to information, evidence, and College resources;

(f)   to have an advisor of their choosing present at all meetings;

(g)  to present information and/or suggest witnesses on their behalf during the investigation[1];

(h)  to choose not to present information against themselves[2];

(i)   to hear and respond to all information presented against them;

(j)   to freedom from having irrelevant sexual history inquired into or discussed during the investigation or disciplinary process;

(k)  to adequate time to review the investigation report and any evidence used in the report;

(l)   to freedom of intimidation, harassment, bullying, or other types of retaliation throughout the investigation and disciplinary process;

(m) to written notification of the results of the investigation or other case resolution, including any sanctions imposed;

(n)  to be informed of their right to appeal the outcome, finding, or sanction and will be told the process for doing so;

(o)  to report the incident to law enforcement at any time; and

(p)  to understand that information collected in the process may be subpoenaed in criminal or civil court proceedings.

Anyone who believes there has been an act of discrimination based on sex against any person or group in a program or activity at the College can file a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) under Title IX. A complaint should be sent to the OCR enforcement office that serves the state in which the alleged discrimination occurred.

[1] The relevancy of witnesses shall be determined by the Title IX Coordinator and/or their designee.

[2] No negative inference will be made should a student choose not to speak.

Information & Tools

Responsible Employees:

The College has designated all employees, including faculty, adjunct and visiting faculty, administrators, staff, and Resident Advisors as Responsible Employees, with exception of those considered Confidential Employees (see Resources section, Confidential Resources).

All Responsible Employees are required to report any disclosure of gender-based misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator (see Resources section, On-Campus Resources) or the Deputy Title IX Coordinator (see Resources section, On-Campus Resources) as soon as they are made aware of the incident.

Title IX Syllabus Statement:

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine is committed to making our campus a safer place for students. Because of this commitment and federal obligations, faculty and college employees are required to report disclosures of interpersonal violence (sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating or domestic violence, and stalking) to our Title IX Coordinator, Christine LeMoult. The Title IX Coordinator will discuss needed supports, including academic remedies. Confidential resources on campus include the Counseling Center, the Health Center, Campus Chaplain, and Athletic Training staff.

More information can be found online at (https://www.sjcme.edu/gender-based-violence/) or by contacting Assistant Dean of Students and Title IX Coordinator, Christine LeMoult at clemoult@sjcme.edu or 207-893-6606. If students want to speak with someone confidentially, the following resources are available on campus:

Athletic Trainers employed by the Athletic Department | (207) 893-6677 | Harold Alfond Center | tgagnon@sjcme.edu

College Chaplain | (207) 893-7791 | mercycenter@sjcme.edu | Mercy Center- Heffernan Building

Counseling Center | (207) 893-6631 | counselingcenter@sjcme.edu | 1st Floor- St. Joseph’s Hall

Health Center | (207) 893-6634 | healthcenter@sjcme.edu | 1st Floor- Carmel Hall

Green Dot Syllabus Statement:

Green Dot logoAt Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, we believe everyone plays an integral role in combating campus power-based personal violence. As your faculty, I pledge to be a positive active bystander, support victims of violence, and proactively reinforce campus prevention activities. In this classroom and my office, we commit to creating a safer space, free of violence.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It reads:

“No person 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.”

–Legal Citation: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)

To learn more about Title IX, visit www.knowyourix.org.

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Campus Safety Department of Saint Joseph’s College presents this annual report of security policies, procedures, crime statistics, and fire safety data for the year 2019.

Compilation of the Clery Act data is an annual requirement for the College, and we work diligently with members of SJC Campus Life, Standish Fire Department, and the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office to collect and disseminate this data via these annual reports. The federal Department of Education requires annual reporting of this data and local publication/dissemination at all institutions of higher learning that receive federal aid money.

The members of the Campus Safety Department believe that the safety and security of the members of this community require the active participation of all members and that we are stronger (and more secure) through meaningful collaboration, discussion, and active engagement.

→ Annual Campus Safety & Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report

Prevention Education

Green Dot logoGreen Dot focuses on eradicating power-based personal violence – specifically sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. However, the tenets of Green Dot can apply to everyday interventions for behaviors ranging from physical or sexual violence to inappropriate or sexist language. It utilizes peer-to-peer influence to strengthen and amplify two social norms at Saint Joseph’s College:

  • Violence will not be tolerated in this community
  • Everyone is expected to do their part in creating a safer community.

Green Dot not only serves as a reactive form of bystander intervention but works proactively to challenge and change cultural norms to prevent violence before it even occurs. Students, staff, and faculty have opportunities to join the Green Dot team by participating in training and living by the Green Dot standards.

To join an upcoming training, email the Violence Prevention Coordinator, Deanna Barry at dbarry@sjcme.edu.

Green Dot is a nationally recognized bystander intervention strategy founded by Dorothy Edwards, Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky. Green Dot is rooted in research and social change theory literature and has been tested empirically. To learn more about the research behind Green Dot, go to https://alteristic.org/services/green-dot/.

Student Samantha Fazio talks about Green Dot

The FYE seminar is required for all first-year students. FY101 is designed to introduce the entering college student to the academic side of college life, to help prepare students to negotiate the academic environment, and to look beyond college life to wider communities, societal issues, and toward a considered discernment of one’s potential roles in our complex global society.

The Prevention Advocacy Corner and the Title IX Coordinator work together to bring sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking prevention education to the new students of Saint Joseph’s College! The goal of this education is to share our community norms, expectations, and resources. Here at Saint Joseph’s College, violence is not tolerated, and we believe everyone has to do their part in creating a safer community.

Annual training is provided through in person training and electronic delivery of the Title IX policy.

1. New employees will receive Title IX training during the onboarding experience.

2. Staff participate in onboarding activities, on their first day or week of employment.

3. Faculty receive training on the designated Faculty Day prior to the start of the academic year in the month of August.

For more information about employee training on Title IX, reach out to Christine LeMoult, the Title IX Coordinator at clemout@sjcme.edu.

Green Dot Training: Green Dot focuses on eradicating power-based personal violence – specifically sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. However, the tenets of Green Dot can apply to everyday interventions for behaviors ranging from physical or sexual violence to inappropriate or sexist language.  It utilizes peer-to-peer influence to strengthen and amplify two social norms at Saint Joseph’s College:

  • Violence will not be tolerated in this community
  • Everyone is expected to do their part in creating a safer community.

Green Dot not only serves as a reactive form of bystander intervention but works proactively to challenge and change cultural norms to prevent violence before it even occurs. Students, staff, and faculty have opportunities to join the Green Dot team by participating in training and living by the Green Dot standards.

Green Dot is a nationally recognized bystander intervention strategy founded by Dorothy Edwards, Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky. Green Dot is rooted in research and social change theory literature and has been tested empirically. To learn more about the research behind Green Dot, go to https://alteristic.org/services/green-dot/.

The Title IX Coordinator and the Violence Prevention Coordinator have presented training upon request for our campus community.

If you would like to request training for your group of staff, faculty, or students, please fill out the Presentation Request Form. Please note that training dates/times are subject to staff availability.