Sexual Misconduct Policy
American College of Healthcare Sciences (the “College”) is committed to protecting the safety, health, and well-being of its students, employees, and all people who come into contact with the College community. In support of this commitment, and as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) and other applicable federal and state laws, the College enforces policies that prohibit Sexual Misconduct, as well as Retaliation against an individual for making a good faith report of Sexual Misconduct under the institution’s policy.
Prisca Bermudez: Title IX Coordinator, TitleIX@achs.edu
Individuals may contact a Title IX Coordinator for a number of purposes, including to:
- Ask questions regarding the information or procedures set out in this policy.
- Ask questions about Title IX or the related regulations of the U.S. Department of Education.
- File a Formal Complaint or otherwise make a report of alleged Sexual Misconduct or Retaliation.
- Seek information or training about students’ rights and courses of action available to resolve reports or complaints that involve potential sex discrimination, including Sexual Misconduct.
- Notify the College of an incident or other issue that may raise potential concerns under this policy.
- Obtain information about available resources (including confidential resources) and support services relating to Sexual Misconduct.
Questions about Title IX or the related regulations of the U.S. Department of Education also may be referred to the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights at 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington DC 20202 or (800) 421–3481.
File a Report
Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment). In accordance with 34 CFR 106.8(a), reports can be filed in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator. Reports may also be filed using the online report form below, or by any other means that results in the Title IX Coordinator receiving the person’s verbal or written report. Such a report may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by using the online report form, by electronic mail address, or by mail to the office address listed for the Title IX Coordinator.
ACHS staff, faculty, and students are required to complete Title IX training and have completed the following Thompson Coburn LLP Title IX Training Series as applicable: