Report It! (Title IX)

Attention: If this is an emergency or you feel as though you are in imminent danger, please call 911. (MU Campus Safety is also available at x5999 or 260-982-5999.)

Do you feel your rights have been violated? Are you a victim of one of the offenses listed below? Manchester University encourages individuals to report any incident in which one of these violations is believed to have occurred. If you're not sure if you want to report, read the FAQs for each category. Click on the Report It button and follow the easy steps to report. All reports will be investigated.

Sexual Violence or
Sexual Assault



What is Sexual Assault/Violence?


Examples:
• Rape: Sexual intercourse forcibly and/or against the person’s
will; or, not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of a temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity. Indiana law adds “with a member of the opposite sex.” For purposes of our internal
conduct system, this definition includes all sexes regardless
of gender identification.

• Sexual Battery: The touching of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or, not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/ her youth or because of a temporary or permanent mental or physical
incapacity.

• Child Molesting: A person who, with a child under 14 years of
age, performs or submits to sexual intercourse or deviate sexual
conduct, or performs or submits to any fondling or touching for
the purpose of sexual gratification.

• Sexual Misconduct With a Minor: A person at least 18 years of age who, with a child at least 14 years of age but less than 16 years of age, performs or submits to sexual intercourse or deviate sexual conduct, or performs or submits to any fondling or touching for the purpose of sexual gratification.

• Criminal Deviate Conduct: A person who knowingly or intentionally causes another person to perform or submit to deviate sexual conduct when the other person is compelled by force or imminent threat of force, the other person is unaware that the conduct is occurring, or the other person is so mentally disabled or deficient that consent to the conduct cannot be given, commits criminal deviate conduct.

Other Sex Crimes not listed above are described in the Indiana
Code.

What happens if I report this?

Campus Safety Office will contact you to fill out a statement. All staff are trained to advice you about your options regarding immediate counseling, medical attention, and/or pursuing police and University Conduct System. Filing a statement does not necessitate pursuing police or University Conduct System involvement.

If reported within 24 hours for anal/oral assault or 96 hours for
vaginal assault:

• If alleged to have occurred on campus, Campus Safety will be
contacted to secure the scene.

• The victim is encouraged not to shower or discard clothing worn during the assault.

• The victim will be encouraged to seek medical examination/
attention to preserve evidence and to care for possible physical injury (via Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner)

• If oral act is involved, the victim is encouraged not to eat or drink anything. If reported after 24 hours for anal/oral assault or 96 hours for
vaginal assault:

• If occurred on campus, Campus Safety will be contacted.

• If assault has not recently occurred, a medical examination
through a family physician may still be suggested for victim’s
medical safety.

• The victim will be encouraged to seek counseling and support. If victim is under the age of 18, a report must be made to the North Manchester Police Department, who will in turn report the situation to Indiana’s Child Protective Services (1-800-800-5556).

Who will know about this if I report it?

In cases of sexual assault, the University respects the wishes of
the victim. The case will be automatically reviewed by the Title IX
Coordinator, the Director of Safety, the Vice President of Student
Development, Director of Counseling Services and if appropriate,
the Director of Residential Life. All staff members involved are trained in sexual assault protocol, and will be able to answer questions and to notify you of your rights.

Confidentiality is strictly enforced at all times.

Do I have to disclose my identity?
Yes, however, your name, to the extent practical, will be kept confidential and when reporting you may ask to keep your name anonymous. If you are under 18 we are legally required to report the incident to the police.
Are there alternate ways to report this?

Incidents of sexual assault may be reported through a variety of means: contact a campus safety officer, member of the health services staff, member of the residence hall staff, member of the counseling or student development staff, the Report It! page, or, if s/ he prefers, the local police.

These individuals will assist the victim to contact the appropriate
authorities (in accord with the victim’s wishes), have evidence
collected and secure appropriate medical care.

North Manchester Police Department: 911 or 260-982-8555

Campus Safety: 260-982-5999 (24-hour number)

Title IX Coordinator Dale Carpenter: 260-982-5393

Residential Life: 260-982-5052

Counseling Staff: 260-982-5306

What resources are available to me regarding this type of incident?
• Campus Safety to report filing and/or for escort:
260-982-5999

• Counseling Services and Health Services: 260-982-5306.

If after daily work hours, contact the Hall Director on Duty (HDOD) at 260-578-0793.

• Off Campus Support
• Hands of Hope: 1-800-434-8973

• Fort Wayne Sexual Assault Treatment Center:
260-423-2222

• HDOD for assistance in emergency living arrangements:
260-578-0793

Sexual Harassment



What is Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination involving
inappropriate introduction of sexual activities, stereotypes, or comments into the learning, living or working environment. Often, sexual harassment involves individuals in relationships of unequal power that contain elements of coercion, as when compliance with requests for sexual favors becomes a criterion for granting academic, social or work benefits. Sexual Harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature. It includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment also may involve individuals making inappropriate sexual advances or repeated verbal remarks or suggestions having a harmful effect on a person’s ability to study, work or otherwise function in the campus setting.

Any of the following constitutes sexual harassment:
1. Explicit or implicit promises of rewards for cooperation
through misuse of institutional authority, for example, to
affect a subordinate’s admission or employment, academic or
professional advancement, financial aid or salary, grades or
performance ratings, graduation or tenure
2. Explicit or implicit threats of punishment for noncooperation
through misuse of institutional authority, for example, to
affect a subordinate’s admission or employment, academic or
professional advancement, financial aid or salary, grades or performance ratings, graduation or tenure
3. Intimidation through sexual harassment that creates a hostile
or offensive environment, interferes with an individual’s scholastic or work performance, prevents an individual’s full enjoyment of educational, professional, social opportunities, or induces stress, anxiety, fear or sickness on the part of the harassed person
4. Activities such as comments repeatedly emphasizing the
sexuality or sexual identity of individual, persistent requests
for social-sexual encounters or favors, or unwanted physical
contacts

What happens if I report this?
Campus Safety Office will contact you to fill out a statement. All staff are trained to advice you about your options regarding immediate counseling and/or pursuing police and University Conduct System. Filing a statement does not necessitate pursuing
police or University Conduct System involvement.
Who will know about this if I report it?
The case will be automatically reviewed by the Title IX coordinator, the Director of Safety, the Vice President of Student Development, Director of Counseling Services and if necessary, the Director of Residential Life, human resources and other appropriate individuals. All staff members involved are trained in
harassment protocol, and will be able to answer questions and to notify you of your rights. Confidentiality is strictly enforced at all times.
Do I have to disclose my identity?
Yes, however, when reporting you may ask to keep your name anonymous, unless you are under 18.
Are there alternate ways to report this?

Incidentsof sexua lharassment may be reported through a variety
of means: contact a campus safety officer, member of the residence
hall staff, member of the counseling or student development staff, the Report It! page, or, if s/he prefers, the local police.

These individuals will assist the victim to contact the appropriate
authorities (in accord with the victim’s wishes).

North Manchester Police Department: 911 or 260-982-8555
Campus Safety: 260-982-5999 (24-hour number)
Title IX Coordinator Dale Carpenter: 260-982-5393
Residential Life: 260-982-5052
Counseling Staff: 260-982-5306

What resources are available to me regarding this type of incident?
• Campus Safety to report filing: 260-982-5999
• Counseling Services. If after daily work hours, contact the Hall
Director on Duty (HDOD) at 260-578-0793.
• HDOD for assistance in emergency living arrangements:
260-578-0793

 

Harassment/Bias



What is Harassment/Bias?

A. Application
Manchester University seeks to provide an environment free
of any behavior constituting harassment as defined below as well as by civil or criminal law applicable to Manchester University.
Manchester University invites students, faculty and staff to join
together in fostering an environment of mutual respect.

B. Definition
Manchester University defines Harassment as the systematic or
continued unwelcome actions of one party or a group, including threats and demands, interpersonal conduct or comments-written, spoken or transmitted electronically—which would be offensive to a reasonable person, for reasons including but not limited to their race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, religion, age, disability, veteran status, physical characteristics, familial status, or any other legally protected category.
Similarly, any form of intentional behavior that a reasonable person would find threatening or intimidating because s/he is in a protected category constitutes harassment. (Sexual harassment is specifically addressed elsewhere on this page.) Such acts can create a hostile or
intimidating work or educational environment that not only damage
the process of teaching and learning, but also violate the integrity of
the university. It recognizes that conflicts may arise between freedom
of speech and the right of individuals to be free from harassment and statements or dissemination of opinion will be made with a proper regard for the protection of individual rights, religious and moral convictions and academic freedom and advocacy.

III. BIAS
What is Bias?
Bias incidents are acts that do not appear to constitute crimes or
actionable discrimination, but which may intimidate, mock, degrade,
or threaten individuals or groups and which one could reasonably conclude targets a member or group within the University community because of tha tindividual's or group’s actual or perceived age, ancestry, or ethnicity, color, creed, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, immigration or citizenship status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, religious practice or sexual orientation. Bias incidents can cause a number of emotional
responses including but not limited to anger, fear, resentment (in others) or could endanger the health, safety, or welfare of anyone in the Manchester community.

Bias incidents take many forms including words, signs, symbols,
threats or actions, electronic or in person. They include acts of
intimidation, vandalism, harassment, and expressions of hate or hostility; they have an adverse impact on the learning environment that is inclusive of all.

If you have observed or experienced a bias incident, you are encouraged to contact a faculty or staff member with whom you are comfortable, report it at the Report It! page, or call one of the following offices:

Campus Safety & Security (260) 982-5999

Counseling Center (260) 982-5306

Human Resources (260) 982-5288

Multicultural Affairs (260) 982-5423

Residential Life (260) 982-5052

Student Development (260) 982-5052

Success Center (260) 982-5076

What happens if I report this?
  • Once a report has been received, the Office of Student Development will communicate and review the facts promptly with the reporter and will offer services related to safety, counseling or other supports that may be appropriate.

    • The Office of Student Development will promptly document the report of the incident (i.e. who, what, when, where). Additionally, those directly concerned with the incident should take steps to retain any physical evidence
    .
    • The reporter will be assured that his or her physical and
    emotional needs are important and appropriate actions will
    be taken (i.e. possible relocation, academic accommodations,
    counseling, etc.) by appropriate Manchester staff.

    • Bi-weekly reports of report incidents will be reviewed by the Bias Incident Response Team (Counseling Team, Hall Directors and Vice President for Student Development). This team will meet regularly to review information available regarding
    report biased incidents and implement strategies to educate
    and/or engage the campus community as appropriate. The
    Bias Incident Response Team does not take the place of frontline staff that may be dealing with student concerns. The work of the Team is both preventative and responsive. In addition, counseling services are available to anyone that would like the support. Human Resources may be included when the reporter is a faculty or staff member. When appropriate, enhanced safety measures (patrols, surveillance etc.) will be promptly initiated and directed by Campus Safety.
Who will know about this if I report it?
When the report is received, Campus Safety will make an
incident report. The incident report will be reviewed by the
Counseling Team and others deemed appropriate.
Do I have to disclose my identity?
Yes, however, your name, to the extent practical, will be
confidential and when reporting you may ask to keep your name
anonymous.

Athletic Inequity



What is Athletic Inequity?
By law no one, on the basis of sex, can be excluded from
participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to
discrimination under any campus program or activity. This includes the intercollegiate athletic programs at Manchester University.
Areas covered include but are not limited to the provision of
equipment and supplies; scheduling of games and practice times and opportunity to receive coaching and academic tutoring.
What happens if I report this?
The info will be forwarded to the Title IX coordinator for
athletics issues, who will investigate the issue.
Who will know about this if I report it?
The Title IX coordinator for athletics issues will inform necessary personnel, which typically includes the director of athletics and/or the vice president and dean for academic affairs.
Do I have to disclose my identity?
You do not have to disclose your identity unless you’d like a direct response to your report.
Are there alternate ways to report this?
You may directly contact the Title IX coordinator for athletics issues. Manchester University’s Title IX coordinator for athletics issues is Tami Hoagland.