Notice of Non Discrimination
Clarks Summit University aspires to be a community of individuals who love and serve God with all their heart, soul and mind, and who love their neighbor as themselves. As such, the Clarks Summit University community follows the biblical principle that all human beings are created in the image of God. Therefore, Clarks Summit University is committed to basing judgments concerning the admission, education and employment of individuals upon their qualifications and abilities. The University seeks to provide programs, activities and an educational environment free from all forms of discrimination including sexual discrimination.
According to the federal statute Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the sexual harassment of students, including sexual violence, interferes with students’ right to receive an education free from discrimination. Discrimination is understood to occur when the conduct is sufficiently serious that it interferes with or limits a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from the school’s programs or activities.
Sexual harassment, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. Clarks Summit University is committed to being a campus free of any form of sexual harassment, intimidation or exploitation. The University’s policy regarding sexual harassment is available within in the Student Handbook.
To ensure compliance with Title IX, Clarks Summit University has designated a Title IX Coordinator. Mr. Ted Boykin serves as the Title IX coordinator and is the primary contact person responsible to oversee and provide leadership to the Title IX team that carries out investigations, compliance-related responsibilities and reporting.
Individuals found to be in violation of the Community Commitment regarding Title IX violations will be subject to the most serious level of institutional sanctions including substantial fines, suspension or dismissal. Retaliation against individuals who file a complaint or witnesses will also be in violation of Title IX and may face the most serious level of institutional sanctions including substantial fines, suspension and dismissal.
Clarks Summit University’s Commitment to You
Clarks Summit University takes steps to ensure that the campus community is not subject to a hostile environment and to respond promptly and appropriately to allegations of harassment on the basis of sex, including sexual violence. The University promptly investigates incidents of harassment on the basis of sex, takes appropriate action against students found to have violated this policy, and provides remedies that are appropriate to complainants and the campus community. The University takes immediate action to abolish a hostile environment if one has been created, prevent its recurrence and remedy the effects of any hostile environment on affected members of the campus community.