Statement of Policy
It is the policy of PCOM to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) based on sex in the College’s educational programs and activities. Title IX also prohibits retaliation for asserting or otherwise participating in claims of sex discrimination. PCOM has designated a Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinators to coordinate PCOM’s compliance with and response to inquiries concerning Title IX. In addition to the grievance procedures outlined in the Sexual Misconduct (Title IX) Policy a person may also file a complaint with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights regarding an alleged violation of Title IX by visiting http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html or calling 1-800-421-3481.
Title IX Coordinator and Role
To ensure compliance with Title IX, the President of the College has designated a Title IX Coordinator who will:
Serve as a resource for students wishing to report any acts of Sexual Misconduct or gender-based discrimination, i.e. violations of Title IX.
Provide oversight for all Title IX complaints and identify patterns, issues or problems regarding those same complaints.
Review and support the informational initiatives enabling students, staff and faculty to fully understand sexual violence and sexual harassment as forms of sexual discrimination and further educate the community about College policy and procedures.
PCOM’s Title IX Coordinator is:
Lisa McBride, Ph.D.
Chief Diversity Officer
Suite 415, Rowland Hall
Deputy Title IX Coordinators
The Deputy Title IX Coordinators serve as a campus primary point of contact for those seeking information or wanting to report a claim of sexual misconduct. The Deputy Title IX Coordinators are available to meet with those who believe they have been victimized and can provide information as well as references to sources of support.
If you believe you have experienced Sexual Harassment and/or Sexual Misconduct, you are strongly encouraged to file a complaint with the College, with the police or with both. To file a complaint contact any of the College’s Deputy Title IX Coordinators (Philadelphia Campus):
Alisha Carter, MS
Diversity and Compliance Program Coordinator
Suite 415, Rowland Hall
Director, Security and Public Safety
Suite 232, Rowland Hall
The Georgia Campus’ Deputy Title IX Coordinator is:
Lutienet, Public Safety and Security
Lobby- Georgia Campus
There are various supportive resources available for those who have experienced sexual misconduct. These support resources include:
The Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinators who can assist with finding on and off campus resources.
PCOM is committed to creating and fostering a working and learning environment where all members of the community can thrive. To that end, we seek to provide you with the knowledge and resources to contribute to a community free from discrimination and violence.
Students, please follow the appropriate link below to take the Title IX interactive training program which will provide you with an education about Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and our campus policy and grievance procedures. Faculty and Staff will recieve information via email on how to complete the training.