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Sexual Offense Prevention Policy (SOPP) & Title IX

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Joanne Lakomski
Chief Human Resources Officer
Phone: 937-319-6161

Roger Stoppa
Deputy Title IX Coordinator/
Public Safety Coordinator
Phone: (937) 319-0782 Office

SOPP/TitleIX E-mail: TitleIX@antiochcollege.org

  • ADDITIONAL HELP
    • If you are in danger, please call 911.
    • If you need confidential support and resources please contact our Counseling Center.
    • If you would like to report a violation of the SOPP, please contact the on-call phone at (937) 471-0517 or click here to fill out a report.

Local Confidential Resources

COUNSELING CENTER

Erin Currier George
Email: ecurrier@antiochcollege.org
Phone: (614) 668-0399

Khara Scott-Bey
Email: kscottbey@antiochcollege.org
Phone: 937-319-0070

COLLEGE NURSE

Jeff 'Pan' Reich
Email: jreich@antiochcollege.org
Phone: (937) 319-0073

PROJECT WOMAN

24-Hour Crisis Line: (937) 325-3707
1-(800)-634-9893
E-mail: projectwoman@projectwomanohio.org
Website: www.projectwomanohio.org
Address: 1316 East High Street
Springfield, Ohio 45505

Non-Discrimination Policy

Antioch College is committed to the goal of achieving equal opportunity for all and, accordingly, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, expression and characteristics, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, visible or invisible disability, or status as a disabled veteran of the Vietnam era. The College complies with federal and state legislation and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. This policy applies to faculty and staff, applicants for faculty and staff positions, students and applicants for educational programs and activities. Inquiries concerning this policy should be addressed to the Office of the President.

 

SOPP Overview

The Sexual Offense Prevention Policy (SOPP) is a campus-wide policy of Antioch College. All sexual interactions at Antioch College must be consensual. Consent means verbally asking and verbally giving or denying consent for all levels of sexual behavior. Non-consensual sexual behavior, verbal and sexual harassment are not tolerated at Antioch College. In 1990, a group of Womyn of Antioch began a campaign to promote a culture free of sexual violence at Antioch College. Through this effort, a document was created which became known as the Sexual Offense Prevention Policy (SOPP). The SOPP is Antioch College’s formal attempt at ending sexual violence while fostering a campus culture of positive, consensual sexuality.

The Sexual Offense Prevention Policy (SOPP) is a campus-wide policy of Antioch College. All sexual interactions at Antioch College must be consensual. Consent means verbally asking and verbally giving or denying consent for all levels of sexual behavior. Non-consensual sexual behavior, verbal and sexual harassment are not tolerated at Antioch College. For full policy, please see Student Handbook.

 

 

Title IX Overview

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program. Sexual Misconduct is prohibited under this law. Title IX is a civil right amendment that prohibits sex discrimination. Sex discrimination includes all forms of sexual harassment including verbal and sexual harassment, and sexual violence by employees, students or third parties. (It also relates to unequal pay based on gender, discrimination on the basis of pregnancy or parenting status, unequal admissions and financial aid practices, and discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation.)

 

Honor Code

Antioch College is a community dedicated to the search for truth, the development of individual potential, and the pursuit of social justice. In order to fulfill our objectives, freedom must be matched by responsibility. As a member of the Antioch College community, I affirm that I will be honest and respectful in all my relationships, and I will advance these standards of behavior in others.

 

Definitions

Dating violence. Violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim.
(i) The existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on the reporting party's statement and with consideration of the length of the relationship, the type of relationship, and the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.
(ii) For the purposes of this definition—
(A) Dating violence includes, but is not limited to, sexual or physical abuse or the threat of such abuse.
(B) Dating violence does not include acts covered under the definition of domestic violence.
(iii) For the purposes of complying with the requirements of this section and § 668.41, any incident meeting this definition is considered a crime for the purposes of Clery Act reporting.

Domestic violence. (i) A felony or misdemeanor crime of violence committed—
(A) By a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim;
(B) By a person with whom the victim shares a child in common;
(C) By a person who is cohabitating with, or has cohabitated with, the victim as a spouse or intimate partner;
(D) By a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred, or (E) By any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person's acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred.
(ii) For the purposes of complying with the requirements of this section and § 668.41, any incident meeting this definition is considered a crime for the purposes of Clery Act reporting.

Stalking. (i) Engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to—
(A) Fear for the person's safety or the safety of others; or
(B) Suffer substantial emotional distress.

 

 

You can report a violation of the SOPP by filling out this form.

Click here for the SOPP Process Prezi

Vew the Sex Offender Database

 

Campus Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill of Rights:

Since 1992, supplementing Title IX requirements, the Clery Act has required institutions to have and annually disclose a summary of a policy specifically addressing sexual assault. The policy must address three main areas - 1.) Survivors' Rights, 2.) Disciplinary Procedures, and 3.) Educational Programming. These provisions were updated in 2013 expanding the law to cover a broader spectrum of sexual violence and provide for additional requirements, with changes taking effect in 2014 (see the summary of the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act for more details).

Institutions are required to provide information about where a student should report a sex offense along with information about the importance of preserving evidence for possible criminal prosecution, and are obligated to afford students the following rights:

  • To be informed of their right to notify law enforcement, and to be assisted by campus authorities in doing so;

  • To be informed of existing counseling, mental health or student services for survivors on and off campus (contact information must be included); and

  • ​To be informed of options for changing academic and living situations if requested by the victim and reasonably available.

Institutions must also implement internal disciplinary procedures for sexual assault cases. They must disclose possible sanctions that may be imposed following a final determination, and ensure that both the accuser and the accused are entitled to:

  • The same opportunity to have others, such as a support person or witnesses, present during a disciplinary proceeding; and

  • To be informed of the outcome of any disciplinary proceeding (such disclosure is unconditional meaning the victim is free to share the outcome with anyone they wish).

Institutions must offer, and disclose a summary of, education programs to promote the awareness of "rape, acquaintance rape, or other sex offenses, forcible or nonforcible."


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