New media learning and Saint Martin's University present: Preventing Harassment at Saint Martin's University


Grievance Procedure

Making a Complaint

Anti-harassment and non-discrimination

The principles of the Catholic Benedictine tradition, equal employment opportunity, anti-harassment and nondiscrimination are fundamental to the mission, goals, and objectives of Saint Martin’s University. The community of the university is characterized by mutual trust and the absence of intimidation, oppression and exploitation. We affirm the principle that our students, faculty, staff, monastic members and administrators should be able to work and learn in a safe, yet stimulating atmosphere. Saint Martin's University will not tolerate unlawful discrimination or harassment of any kind.

In compliance with federal law, specifically the Title IX, Jeanne Clery Act (Clery Act) and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE Act), Saint Martin’s University has adopted policies and procedures to prevent and respond to incidents of sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

Additional information on the Anti-Harassment and Non-Discrimination Policy can be found in the Employee Handbook.

Equal opportunity statement

The principles of the Catholic Benedictine tradition, equal employment opportunity, and nondiscrimination are fundamental to the mission, goals, and objectives of Saint Martin’s University. The University does not discriminate in employment or in the delivery or administration of its educational programs, policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic or other University programs on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religion (except as a bona fide occupational qualification for certain select positions), marital status, national or ethnic origin, military or veteran status, age, or disability.

Students or employees with concerns or complaints about discrimination on the basis of sex in employment or an education program or activity, or any other inquiries related to the University's non-discrimination policy, may contact the following individual:

Cynthia Johnson
Director of human resources/Title IX coordinator
5000 Abbey Way SE, Lacey WA 98503
360-491-4700
CJohnson@stmartin.edu

Consistent with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations adopted under that law, the University has designated the above individual as the University's Title IX Officer, responsible for coordinating the University's Title IX compliance. Individuals may also contact the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 915 2nd Avenue, Room 3310 Seattle, WA 98174-1099, Telephone: (206) 220-7900, TDD: (206) 220-7907.

Bystander intervention

All employees and students of Saint Martin's University are responsible for their own actions and for not engaging in behavior that is discriminatory, harassing, or retaliatory in nature, whether physical, verbal or non-verbal. It is the responsibility of employees and students to:

  • Take discrimination, harassment, and retaliation concerns seriously.
  • Immediately report incidents of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, whether directly involved or observed, to the Office of Human Resources or the Office of Student Affairs. Report any and all incidents or complaints of sexual harassment to the Title IX Coordinator or a member of the Title IX Team, even if such complaints or incidents have been resolved within the department.
  • Monitor the work and learning environment for potential discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
  • Follow up on situations that have been addressed and be watchful for potential recurrence or retaliation.
  • Cooperate fully with the university’s investigative and corrective procedures.
  • Refrain from engaging in behavior that is or could be discriminatory, harassing, or retaliatory in nature, whether physical, verbal or non-verbal.

Retaliation

It is a violation of Saint Martin's University policy to retaliate, in any way, against an individual or a group of individuals because the individual or group of individuals reported an incident of discrimination, harassment or a violation of University policy or participated in an investigation of alleged discrimination, harassment or violation of University policy.

The University recognizes that retaliation can take many forms, including the making of false accusations, and Saint Martin's University will take immediate and responsive action to any report of retaliation an may pursue disciplinary action as appropriate.

We trust all of our employees will act responsibly to establish and maintain a pleasant and productive working/learning environment.