Alvernia University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation or gender in admission to its educational programs or any other activities.

For questions or concerns, students should contact one of the Title IX Coordinators:

Dr. Joseph J. Cicala
Title IX and Clery Act Officer, Alvernia University
104G Campus Commons
400 St. Bernardine Street
Reading, PA 19607
610.796.8211
joe.cicala@alvernia.edu

Laurel Cline
Director of Human Resources, Alvernia University
220 Francis Hall
400 St. Bernardine Street
Reading, PA 19607
610.779.3870
laurel@MostellerHR.com

Sexual Harrassment & Misconduct Policy

Alvernia University is a Catholic, Franciscan,institution of higher education committed to excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship, and service. Alvernia’s Core Values of Service, Humility, Peacemaking, Contemplation and Collegiality stand in direct opposition to any form of sexual harassment, sexual violence, stalking and intimate partner violence. Such acts are an affront to human dignity and fundamentally at odds with the Franciscan Core Values and the Mission of Alvernia University. Ultimately, each member of the University community is expected to assume responsibility for his/her conduct, to report behaviors that may violate this policy, and to take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent or stop acts of sexual harassment, sexual violence, stalking or intimate partner violence.

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Transgender Students

Alvernia University strives to provide a safe and supportive environment that will help students succeed academically and socially. To that end, the University promotes respect for all people. A student who identifies as transgender may contact the Title IX and CLery Act Officer, as identified above. The Officer will extend an invitation to meet with the student (and the student’s family, with the student’s consent) to identify the needs and desires of the student with respect to the specific rights afforded under Title IX. The Officer will ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to provide for the safety, well-being, and general welfare of the student and will notify other university administrators and faculty on a need-to-know basis.

Grievances

Grievances brought by students against other students will be addressed through our Community Standards process. (See Community Standards chapter in the Student Handbook.) The faculty, staff, and student employee grievance process is addressed in the Employee Handbook, and outlined in the Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy, which applies to all faculty, staff, and students.

Employeers who have questions may contact:

Human Resources
Alvernia University
400 St. Bernardine Street
Reading, PA 19607
610.796.8317
human.resources@alvernia.edu

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