#1. What are the current policies for handling sexual misconduct on campus?
#2. Are there female faculty and staff on campus to whom female students can report sexual misconduct?
#3. How are the RAs trained to help victims of sexual assault?
#4. Is there a clear chain of command when an incident is reported?
#5. Is the College maintaining best practices regarding reports of sexual misconduct?
#6. Historically, how has your student code of conduct addressed sexual misconduct?
#7. Would Christendom ever consider implementing Title IX like federally funded schools are mandated to do?
#8. Who on the staff or in the administration learns about a report of sexual misconduct?
#9. What, if anything, can the college do about incidents that take place off campus? What about an incident that involves a non-student?
#10. What do you do to ensure safety on campus?
The faculty, staff, and administration at Christendom care deeply about our students and their wellbeing. It is this commitment and care that has drawn people to Christendom’s campus and unique way of life over the past 40 years and why we continue to attract new students who want to be part of this Christ-centered community. The world does not stop at the wooden fence posts that outline the border of Christendom College. It would be insincere and just plain wrong to deny that there are students on campus who struggle with the problems often found in the contemporary culture. What we can say is that we proactively promote a life of virtue and a commitment to knowledge and the Truth to aid each member of the community as he or she pursues the deeper conversion to which all Christians are called. When error or transgressions do occur, we have systems in place to ensure that they are corrected quickly and justly and that everyone is held accountable for his or her actions. We believe that our proactive formation and system of accountability create a campus environment where students can become the men and women Christ is calling them to be.
#11 What is being done to “reach” students before major problems occur?
#12 Are faculty & staff trained about these issues?
Faculty and staff receive training annually about recognizing and reporting sexual misconduct from the Director of Student Affairs. We are partnering with a local sexual assault prevention and resource non-profit, the Laurel Center, to provide ongoing education to faculty and staff. It is our aim to train every member of the faculty and staff to understand what constitutes sexual misconduct, to recognize possible signs of sexual misconduct, and how to promptly report or aid a student in reporting an incident of sexual misconduct.