Saint Francis University
117 Evergreen Drive, P.O. Box 600, Loretto, PA 15940-0600
Dr. Wayne Powel
Marketing & Communications
Director of Marketing & Communications
Vice President for Advancement
Records and Transcripts
Dr. Stephen Rombouts
Director of Alumni Relations
Dr. Frank Montecalvo
Vice President for Student Development
Director of Student Financial Aid
Erin E. McCloskey
Vice President for Enrollment Management
Statement of Nondiscrimination and No Harassment Policy
Saint Francis University, inspired by its Franciscan and Catholic identity, values equality of opportunity, human dignity, racial, cultural and ethnic diversity, both as an educational institution and as an employer. Accordingly, the University prohibits and does not engage in discrimination or harassment on the basis of gender, age, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any protected classification. The University is committed to this policy based upon its values and in compliance with federal and state laws. This policy applies to all programs and activities of the University, including, but not limited to, admission and employment practices, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic or other University sponsored programs.
Questions regarding this policy may be addressed to the Institutional Compliance Officer/Affirmative Action/Title IX/Section 504 Coordinator, Saint Francis University, 102 Raymond Hall, Loretto, PA 15940 (814) 472-3264.
Effective: April 1, 2010
Discrimination Complaint Procedure
The following procedure is to be followed by any student, employee, or applicant who desires to file an official complaint about the compliance of Saint Francis University and the provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the regulations of the United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare, or the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 related to gender, age, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any protected classification:
The complaint shall be documented on an incident allegation form and submitted to the administrative official responsible for the program area related to the complaint.
- Complaints about admission practices, policies, scholarship, and/or loan programs shall be directed to the Vice-President for Enrollment Management, 232A Padua Hall, (814) 472-3001.
- Complaints about employment practices or policies shall be directed to the Human Resources Coordinator, 103 Raymond Hall, (814) 472-3903.
- Complaints about accommodation or any alleged violations of Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or the Americans with Disabilities Act should be directed to the Associate Provost, 313 Scotus Hall, (814) 472-3004.
- Complaints about student activities, clubs or organizations should be directed to the Vice-President for Student Development, 231 Padua Hall, (814) 472-3002.
- Complaints about athletic policies or programs should be directed to the Senior Woman Administrator (SWA), 153 Stokes Athletics Center, 472-3294.
- Complaints about educational policies or programs should be directed to the Associate Provost, 313 Scotus Hall, (814) 472-3004
The official receiving the report shall consult with the institutional compliance officer (and any other administrative official with responsibility for the program or policy as appropriate), and within 10 working days thereafter, make a written response to the complainant with a copy to the institutional compliance officer.
If the complainant is not satisfied with the decision rendered at Step 1, the complainant shall have the right, within 10 working days of the date of transmittal of the decision at Step 1, to appeal to the institutional compliance officer. This appeal shall be in writing setting forth the details of the complaint as stated on the report and corrective action sought.
Upon receipt of the complaint, the institutional compliance officer will supervise a fact-finding investigation, which will include, at a minimum, a review of written evidence (including the complaint and response), and interviews with appropriate employees and students. The institutional compliance officer shall receive written findings and the results of the investigation, including summaries of all interviews and all documents received as part of the investigation.
In no case shall this occur later than ninety (90) calendar days following receipt of the complaint. Within ten (10) working days following receipt of the results of the investigation, the institutional compliance officer will communicate with the respective vice-president of the program area in which the complaint was made and the respondent to the complaint regarding the written findings of the investigation and the institutional compliance officer’s recommendations as to the disposition of the complaint. The institutional compliance officer and the division vice president will then agree on remedial action. The institutional compliance officer will then provide a written notification of his or her action to the complainant within (15) days of receiving the written findings from the investigation.
Harassment Policy and Complaint Procedure
The Saint Francis University no harassment policy and complaint procedure is outlined in the No Harassment Policy.