The University is committed to treating all individuals with dignity, care and respect. Any individual affected by sexual misconduct, whether as a Complainant, a Respondent, or a third party, will have equal access to support and counseling services through the University. The University recognizes that any individual involved in an incident of sexual misconduct may have questions and we encourage Bay Path community members to seek the support of campus and community resources. The University can provide guidance in making decisions, obtaining information about available resources, and assisting either party in the event that a report and/or resolution is pursued. Individuals are encouraged to use all available resources, regardless of whether the incident occurred recently or in the past.
Complainants, Respondents and third parties can expect:
- The opportunity to meet with the Title IX Coordinator to answer questions regarding the University’s complaint processes for students and employees.
- Notice of confidential resources, including health care and mental health counseling services, on campus and in the local community.
- Notice of the option to pursue law enforcement action and to be assisted by Bay Path University Campus Public Safety or other University officials in accessing and communicating with such authorities. This notice will include a discussion of the importance of the preservation of evidence.
- The opportunity to request that the University take steps to prevent unnecessary or unwelcome contact or communication with another member of the Bay Path community.
- The right to be free from retaliation. Any concerns of retaliatory behavior should be immediately reported to Bay Path Public Safety or the Title IX Coordinator.
Confidential Resources and Support
The University encourages all Bay Path community members to report an incident of sexual misconduct. The University recognizes, however, that there are many barriers to reporting, both individual and societal, and not every individual will choose to make a formal report with the University or with local law enforcement. For those individuals who are not prepared to make a report, there are several confidential resources available for students, staff and faculty.
The following resources are confidential:
Title IX Coordinator
Kristine Barnett, EdD
Director of Health Services
Campus Public Safety
24/7 Confidential Sexual Assault Hotline