Title IX

Resources and Information

Saint Mary’s College is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory environment for all members of our community. Saint Mary’s will not tolerate sexual orientation discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, or other forms of sexual misconduct committed by or against students, staff or faculty.

We share the responsibility for creating a safer, more caring campus culture in which bias, harassment, and violence have no place—and every member of our community is able to flourish. Saint Mary’s complies with applicable state and federal statutes, including Title IX of the federal Higher Education Amendment of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any education program or activity receiving federal financial aid. Sexual assault and sexual harassment are forms of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.

Support is available to anyone who has experienced gender-based harassment, sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, or other forms of sexual misconduct. Such Title IX violations may also be reported using the College’s Incident Reporting Form or by contacting the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinators listed below.

Please Note: Title IX Coordinators and Deputy Coordinators are NOT a confidential source of support. While Title IX Coordinators will address complaints with sensitivity and will keep information as private as possible, confidentiality cannot be guaranteed.

Saint Mary's Title IX Coordinators (Non-Confidential)

Title IX Coordinator: Kris Urschel, Director of Human Resources
Title IX dedicated contact: 574-284-4777   |   titleIX@saintmarys.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinator,  Students: Gloria Jenkins, Director of Multicultural Services
574-284-4723   |   gjenkins@saintmarys.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Staff and Administrators Julie Schroeder-Biek, Director of Athletics and Recreation
574-284-4333   |   jsbiek@saintmarys.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Faculty Vickie Hess, Dean of Faculty
574-284-4774   |   vhess@saintmarys.edu

Confidential Resources

The following resources will honor confidentiality unless there is an imminent danger to the individual or others.

Counseling

Belles Against Violence Office (BAVO): 574-284-4081

Health and Counseling Center: 574-284-4805

S-O-S Rape Crisis Hotline of St. Joseph County: 574-289-4357

RAINN (Rape Abuse and Incest National Network): 800-656-4673

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233

Medical

Health and Counseling Center: 574-284-4805

Memorial Hospital of South Bend  (provides medical and/or forensic examinations 24/7): 574-647-1000

St. Joseph Regional Medical Center (SANE nurse available 24/7): 574-335-5000

Pastoral

Campus Ministry: 574-284-4805
 

Additional Resources

Saint Mary's Policy on Sex/Gender-Based Harassment, Discrimination and Misconduct against Students

Report a crime anonymously to Saint Mary's Security