This institution is required to by law not to discriminate on the basis of sex according to Title IX.
What is Title IX?
Title IX states that: 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. Apr 29, 2015 and May 7, 2020
Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs and activities.
Title IX requires the Seminary to respond and take action to address sex-based discrimination and harassment complaints. This includes sexual misconduct complaints related to sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
As such, the Seminary will:
- Initiate fact finding into what happened.
- Complete a timely, consistent, and transparent investigation and grievance process utilizing Title IX personnel.
- Implement supportive measures during the fact finding process.
- Presume the accused is innocent until the grievance process is completed.
- Implement an appropriate remedy if the accused is found responsible so that the complainant of sex-based discrimination can continue with their education at the Seminary.
- Take appropriate steps to resolve the matter in an effort to eliminate the discrimination/harassment, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects.
Reporting Title IX Incidents
Incidents of sex discrimination and sexual misconduct (to include sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking) should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator.
Any student/ employee who believes that he/she has been the recipient of harassment is strongly encouraged to report the alleged occurrence(s) as soon as possible to a representative of the Seminary with whom the student feels comfortable discussing the matter (e.g., advisor, faculty member, HR, etc.). The representative will then contact the Director of Student Care and Outreach if the alleged harasser is a student. If the alleged harasser is an employee of the College or a vendor/contractor of the College, the representative will contact the academic head or the Human Resources Department.
Any violation of this policy shall result in disciplinary action including, but not limited to, warning, reprimand, probation, suspension, expulsion or dismissal. Retaliation against an individual for bringing a sexual harassment complaint is prohibited by law and will lead to further disciplinary action. Nothing in this policy shall preclude a student from seeking redress through external legal proceedings. (See Employee Handbook /Student Handbook)
Title IX Coordinator is:
Director of Student Care and Outreach
New Brunswick Theological Seminary
35 Seminary Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
732-247-5241 x 1720
Training for Title IX personnel is received from the Office of Civil Rights and additional sources such as Thompson Corburn, .LLP.
Reports of misconduct or discrimination committed by the Title IX Coordinator should be reported to NBTS President, Dr. Micah McCreary at 732-247-5241.