Reporting and Resources for Harassment, Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Bias-Related Incidents, Hate Crimes, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking and Sexual Exploitation

Harassment, discrimination, sexual harassment, bias-related incidents, hate crimes, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual exploitation are not tolerated in the George Fox community. These actions may also violate local, state and federal law. All complaints or allegations are investigated promptly by designated University personnel. Appropriate, corrective action may be implemented based upon the findings of the investigation. Although demeaning, discriminating or harassing messages on such things as flyers, posters, emails, voicemails, and graffiti are often obnoxious or worse, it is helpful to preserve them as evidence, and not to disturb or remove anything that could help identify the source and/or targets or other affected persons.

If any student or employee believes he or she has witnessed, or has been subjected to, harassment, discrimination, sexual harassment, bias-related incidents or hate crimes, the person is encouraged to immediately report the incident to University officials as indicated below. Any person violating these policies may be subject to appropriate community accountability, up to and including termination if they are an employee, and suspension or dismissal if they are an undergraduate or graduate/DPS student.


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RESPONSIBLE PERSONNEL KEY FOR TABLE ABOVE:

  • Title IX = Title IX Coordinator/Vice President for Student Life
  • DOCL = Dean of Community Life
  • RL = Associate Dean of Students/Director of Residence Life
  • HR = Human Resources
  • Supervisor = Student Employment Supervisor
  • Dept. Chair = Department Chairs
  • Academic Dean = Academic Deans in Academic Affairs
  • VP = Vice President
  • Provost = Provost in Academic Affairs
If an individual's circumstances does not fit into the grid above please contact the Director of Security Services or the Dean of Community Life.

Retaliation

Retaliation is prohibited by federal law and institutional policy. It is defined as any adverse or negative action against a person participating in any reporting, investigation or proceeding that is perceived as: intimidating, threatening, coercing, hostile, harassing, retribution, or violence that occurred in connection to the making and follow-up of the report.  This also includes actions against an individual who has: (1) complained about alleged discrimination, harassment or retaliation, (2) participated as a party or witness in an investigation relating to such allegations, or (3) participated as a party or witness in a court proceeding or administrative investigation relating to such allegations.

Federal civil rights laws, including Title IX, make it unlawful to retaliate against an individual for the purpose of interfering with any right or privilege secured by these laws. Intimidation means to make fearful or to put into fear. Generally, proof of actual fear is not required in order to establish intimidation. It may be inferred from conduct, words, or circumstances reasonably calculated to produce fear. Any person violating this policy may be subject to appropriate community accountability, up to and including termination if they are an employee, and suspension or dismissal if they are an undergraduate or graduate/DPS student.

Confidential Support

Graduate/DPS students who are dealing with the effects of these situations may receive confidential on-campus support at the Newberg campus. Individuals can contact the following to access these services:

  • Health & Counseling Center (Medical & counseling needs) – Woodward House, 503-554-2350 (8am – 5pm, M-F)
  • Spiritual Life – Sheridan St. House, 503-554-2320 (8am – 5pm, M-F)

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