faculty & staff resources
Moravian College designates all members of the faculty and staff as responsible employees under Title IX. This designation requires our employees to report any disclosure of gender discrimination or sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator. Additionally, incidents of sexual abuse involving minors must be disclosed to PA ChildLine immediately at 1.800.932.0313.
Designated faculty and staff members have additional reporting obligations through Title VII employment law (supervisors) and the Clery Act/Violence Against Women Act (Campus Security Authorities). To learn more about these mandatory reporting obligations, visit Am I Obligated to Report?.
Additional information about campus crime, state laws, and disclosures related to sexual misconduct, as well as PA statutes, can be found in Moravian College’s Annual Security Report.
Responsible employees who personally experience sexual violence or discrimination are not obligated to report these experiences.
Course Syllabi & Human Subjects Research
The best way for students to understand faculty reporting obligations is by outlining this requirement up front. Accordingly, faculty are asked to utilize the following Title IX statement on all course syllabi:
"Moravian College faculty are committed to providing a learning environment free from gender discrimination and sexual violence. Should a student disclose a concern of this nature, the faculty member is obligated to inform the Title IX Coordinator, who will assist the student in determining resources for support and resolution. Fully confidential reporting options include the Counseling Center, Health Center, and Religious Life (chaplain). Survivors are encouraged to seek immediate assistance by contacting the Advocates at 484.764.9242. For more information, please visit www.moravian.edu/titleix
Additionally, faculty engaging in human subjects research may benefit from including Title IX information on their informed consent. While disclosures of sexual violence in the context of research are not required to be reported, faculty are encouraged to provide participants with the name and contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and a link to Support Resources.
Disclosures of Sexual Violence
Faculty and staff are often a point of disclosure for students, due in large part to the level of trust that exists in these relationships. To learn more about expectations and strategies for effectively responding to disclosures of sexual violence, view Am I Obligated to Report?.
The Title IX Coordinator is available for departmental training on any of these topics.