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Title IX

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 Harassment (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 the Office of Civil Rights complaint forms page on the U.S. Department of Education website or calling 1-800-421-3481.

Sexual Harassment/Title IX Hotline Number

The Sexual Harassment/Title IX Hotline Number is 844-337-3613.

Online Report Form

Click here to access the PCOM Title IX online report form. This form can be submitted without the inclusion of the complaining person's name or other identifying information, if desired, in order to report anonymously. This form is sent directly to the Equity and Title IX Coordinator.

You may also submit reports pertaining to potential violations of the PCOM Code of Conduct and institutional policies, including anti-discrimination, anti-sexual harassment and Title IX at pcom.ethicspoint.com.

Title IX Coordinator

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 harassment or gender-based discrimination.
  • 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 harassment as a form of sexual discrimination.

The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the operation of its education programs and activities, pursuant to its obligations to comply with Title IX and other applicable laws and regulations. If you believe you have experienced sexual harassment, you have the right to file a complaint with the College, the local police, or both. To file a complaint with the College, contact the College's Title IX Coordinator, a Deputy Title IX Coordinator or the PCOM Hotline. Or, complete the Title IX report form or pcom.ethicspoint.com:

Title IX Coordinator

Alina Torres-Zickler, MEd
PCOM Title IX Coordinator
Suite 144, Rowland Hall

Deputy Title IX Coordinators

Michael Lombardo
Executive Director, Student Affairs
Evans Hall, E108D

PCOM Georgia:
Rolf Dzirson
Director, Public Safety
Lobby - Old Peachtree Building

Kimberly Lopez
Equity Coordinator
Human Resources Suite - Old Peachtree Building

Patience Mason
Chief Student Affairs Officer
Center for Student Affairs - Old Peachtree Building

PCOM South Georgia:
Heidi Browning
Assistant Director of Security and Public Safety
Room 141

Campus Support Information

There are various supportive resources available for those who have experienced sexual harassment. These support resources include:

Student support
  • The Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinators, who can assist with on and off campus resources.
  • Personal Support Counselors (Contact the Student Affairs Office on your campus to get connected).
Staff and faculty support

Community Support Information

The following are community resources, both national and local to our PCOM campuses.


National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDV)
1-800-799-7233 (24 hour hotline)

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
1-800-656-4673 (24 hour hotline)

Philadelphia, PA area

Domestic Abuse Project (Delaware County)
610-565-4590 (24 hour hotline)

Laurel House (Montgomery County)
1-800-642-3150 (24 hour hotline) or text “HOPE” to 85511

Philadelphia Sexual Assault Response Center (PSARC)
215-425-1625 (Emergency hotline)

Victim's Services Center Montgomery County
1-888-521-0983 (24 hour hotline)

WOAR Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence (Philadelphia County)
215-985-3333 (24 hour hotline; call or text)

Suwanee, GA area

Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (GCADV)
1-800-334-2836 (24 hour hotline)

MOSAIC Georgia
1-866-900-6019 (24 hour hotline)

Moultrie, GA area

The Haven
1-229-244-1765 (Local hotline)

Trainings Attended

PCOM is committed to creating and fostering a working and learning environment where all members of the community can thrive. To that end, PCOM provides students, faculty and staff with the knowledge and resources to contribute to a community free from discrimination and violence.

The PCOM Equity and Title IX Manager (Title IX Coordinator) and Equity Coordinator have attended the following ATIXA Trainings in 2022:

The PCOM Equity and Title IX Coordinator and Chief Human Resources Officer have attended the following ATIXA trainings:

The PCOM Deputy Title IX Coordinators and Chief Compliance Officer have attended the following ATIXA training:

The PCOM Investigator - Director of Public Safety, Philadelphia Campus completed the following Student Conduct Institute (SCI) training: