The Office of Title IX and Civil Rights Compliance is responsible for compliance and education regarding a number of University policies.
The Non-Discrimination Policy addresses incidents of:
- Discriminatory Harassment
- Sexual Harassment (non-Title IX)
- Sexual Assault (Non-Title IX)
- Sexual Assault with an object
- Statutory Rape
- Dating Violence (non-Title IX)
- Domestic Violence (non-Title IX)
- Stalking (non-Title IX)
The Mandatory Reporters Policy identifies all faculty and all staff with supervisory or leadership responsibilities or responsibilities related to student welfare as mandatory reporters.
Reports of discriminatory harassment or sexual harassment, including sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, or stalking, should be made to the Office of Title IX and Civil Rights Compliance. Reports may be submitted in a number of ways:
Reports of crimes covered by the Clery Act should be made to the Department of Public Safety.
- Public Safety
- Call (402) 280-2911
Reports of concerning or disruptive behaviors should be made to the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Life for Students and the Human Resources Department for Employees.
- Report through the Tell Someone online reporting form
- Call (402) 280-2775 for student concerns
- Call (402) 280-2709 for employee concerns
The Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy provides for the appropriate supervision of children and vulnerable adults who are involved in University-sponsored programs and programs held at the University, including the housing of children and vulnerable adults in University residence halls.
The policy applies to activities and programs taking place on Creighton’s campus, or under the authority and direction of the University at other locations, in which children and vulnerable adults will be physically present and participating.
Faculty and staff who are working with programs or events involving children and/or vulnerable adults should consult the policy to determine their responsibilities to those individuals and the university.
The Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy and the Non-Discrimination Policy identifies retaliation as a related violation that applies to all investigations that occur under the policy. Allegations of retaliation will be investigated by the Office of Title IX and Civil Rights Compliance.
Retaliation is an intentional, adverse action taken against a person for making a report of alleged policy violations or for participating in any proceeding under this policy. Adverse action is any conduct that seeks to discourage, threaten, intimidate, harass, or coerce an individual from engaging in activity protected under this policy. Retaliation can be committed by or directed towards any individual or group, not just the reporting and responding parties.
Creighton University encourages the reporting of harassment, discrimination, sexual and/or relationship misconduct.
Sometimes, individuals may be hesitant to report to university officials or participate in resolution processes because they fear that they themselves may be accused of policy violations, such as underage drinking, use of a fake ID, or violating a department policy at the time in which the incident occurred. In promoting the best interests of the campus community, and encouraging individuals to report to the Office of Title IX and Civil Rights Compliance, the University offers individuals who feel they have been the target of a policy violation and witnesses to such alleged violations amnesty from minor policy and/or code of conduct violations related to the incident, unless the University determines that the violation was serious and/or placed the health or safety of others at risk.
The University may, however, initiate an educational discussion or pursue other educational interventions regarding alcohol or other drugs. Amnesty does not preclude or prevent action by police or other legal authorities