III. Reporting Responsibilities

All College employees who are aware of or witness discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, or retaliation are required to promptly report to the Title IX Officer or a Title IX Deputy Coordinator. Any student who is aware of or who witnesses discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, or retaliation is encouraged to promptly report to the Title IX Officer or a Title IX Deputy Coordinator. All initial contacts will be treated with the maximum possible privacy: specific information on any complaint received by any party will be reported to the Title IX Officer, but, subject to the College's obligation to investigate and redress violations, every reasonable effort will be made to maintain the privacy of those initiating a report of a complaint. In all cases, the College will give consideration to the complainant with respect to how the complaint is pursued but reserves the right, when necessary to protect the community, to investigate and pursue a resolution when an alleged victim chooses not to initiate or participate in a formal complaint.

Please note: This section addresses reporting obligations for members of our campus community who are made aware of potential violations of this policy. Methods for filing a complaint and the Complaint Resolution Process are detailed in Section IV. Additional resource-related information can be found in Section VIII.

1. Title IX Officer and Deputy Coordinators

Brett Last, Executive Director of Human Resources serves as the EEO Officer, ADA Coordinator and interim Title IX Coordinator for the College. Mr. Last is available to anyone seeking additional information or wishing to file a complaint. Mr. Last may be reached at 610.861.5460 or blast@northampton.edu.

In addition, the following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding these policies:

Title IX Interim Coordinator

Brett I. Last, Executive Director, Human Resources

BLast@northampton.edu

610.861.5460

Title IX Deputy Coordinator

Belinda A. Austin, Associate Dean, Student & College Services

Keystone 131 Monroe

BAustin@northampton.edu
570.369.1872

Title IX Deputy Coordinator

Janelle L. Howey, Director, Residence Life

College Center 200

JHowey@northampton.edu

610.861.5324


Title IX Deputy Coordinator

Amy Porter, Assistant Director, Housing & Residence Life

College Center 200

APorter@northampton.edu

610.332.6171


Title IX Deputy Coordinator
Brian J. Shegina, Associate Director, Human Resources

4th Floor, College Center

BShegina@northampton.edu

610.332.6394


2. Role of the Title IX Officer and Deputy Coordinators

The Title IX Officer and Deputy Coordinators are charged with coordinating the College response to reports of misconduct under this policy. The Title IX Officer and Deputy Coordinators do not serve as advocates for either the complainant or the respondent. The Title IX Officer or Deputy Coordinators will explain to both parties the informal and formal processes outlined below and the provisions for confidentiality. Where appropriate, the Title IX Officer or Deputy Coordinators will provide to both parties information on options for obtaining advocacy, medical and counseling services, and making criminal reports, and will assist with providing information on other resources. The Title IX Officer and Deputy Coordinators will coordinate with other campus officials to take appropriate interim actions such as no contact orders, academic accommodations, and rearrangement of housing and work assignments.

3. Police Reporting

In addition to required campus reporting, reports may also be made to the police and/or campus security, especially if a crime is or may be involved, by calling the following numbers:

  • Emergency - 911
  • Bethlehem Township Police (non-emergency number)- 610.759.2200
  • Pocono Township Police (non-emergency number)- 570.629.7323
  • Bethlehem City Police (non-emergency number)- 610.865.7187
  • Campus Security
    • Bethlehem Campus (24hrs): 610.861.5588
    • Monroe Campus: 570.369.1911
    • Fowler: 484.390.3240

4. Federal Timely Warning Obligations

Victims of sexual misconduct should be aware that College administrators must issue crime alerts for incidents reported to them that represent a serious or continuing threat to students or employees. The College will withhold a victim's name and other identifying information while providing enough information for community members to make safety decisions in light of the potential danger.