Title IX, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence and Stalking
University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis’s mission is to be a supportive and enriching environment for growth, advancement and leadership, and to prepare our students, residents, faculty and staff to positively impact patients and society. The University seeks to advance its mission by promoting awareness, reporting and prevention of Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence and Stalking.
Reporting incidents involving Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence and Stalking is essential to ensuring that all persons receive equal opportunities and the benefits and privileges of working, learning and participating in the programs and benefits offered by the University. Reporting provides the opportunity for effective intervention, support and remediation and, most importantly, to help prevent such incidents from occurring.
University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis prohibits Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence and Stalking, both on and off campus. It also prohibits direct or indirect “Retaliation” against any person filing a complaint or taking part in an investigation under this Policy. The University takes the safety and well-being of its students, faculty and staff seriously and offers many forms of education and support to prevent Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence and Stalking and to support the University community in the event that Sexual Misconduct or Stalking do occur.
University personnel and students who violate this policy are subject to the grievance and disciplinary procedures of the University and such civil and criminal laws as may apply. Additionally, the University will assist victims to file complaints with law enforcement authorities for violations of this policy that involve criminal conduct. The University will take steps to promptly investigate reports of policy violations, to initiate interim measures to protect victims and minimize disruption on campus, to provide a fair and impartial hearing and appeal process, to impose sanctions or discipline reasonably calculated to prevent future violations, and to correct the discriminatory effects of a violation on victims and other members of the University community.
Section 504 & Title IX Coordinator/Deputy Coordinator for Students
Pursuant to UHSP policy, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972, UHSP has designated a Section 504 & Title IX Coordinator to implement and coordinate this policy. Additionally, UHSP has designated a Deputy Section 504 & Title IX Coordinator for Students (“Deputy Coordinator for Students”) who reports to and assists the Section 504 & Title IX Coordinator to effectively administer this policy for students. If you have questions about the policy, if you believe that you are being harassed or retaliated against in violation of the Retaliation section of this policy, or if you observe someone else being subjected to such conduct, you can report the conduct to the Section 504 & Title IX Coordinator. Complaints against students can also be reported to the Deputy Coordinator for Students.
The Section 504 & Title IX Coordinator or the Deputy Coordinator for Students will oversee the complaint process to enable the University to best assess, respond and investigate complaints to eliminate events, prevent their recurrence and address the effects on the complainant and others. Additionally, the Section 504 & Title IX Coordinator is responsible for coordination and oversight of the administration of this policy, including processing and investigation of complaints, disciplinary proceedings and sanctions, reporting, education and awareness of prohibited conduct and this policy, training of personnel and conducting an annual review of the effectiveness of the University’s Prohibited Conduct programs. Contact information for the Section 504 & Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator for Students is listed below:
Section 504 & Title IX Coordinator:
Daniel Bauer, Director, Human Resources
Jones Hall, Room 1340
Deputy Section 504 & Title IX Coordinator for Students:
Rebecca Jones, Director, Academic Support Services
Student Success Center, Room 2124
Immediate Assistance for Prohibited Conduct is Available 24/7
If you are a victim of Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, Stalking or any incident involving violence or a threat of violence needing immediate assistance, please contact University Security Services by calling 314-446-SAFE (7233) and/or the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department at 314-444-5385. All other incidents of Prohibited Conduct should be reported to the Section 504 & Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinator for Students. University Security Services staff will respond, help the victim get to a safe place and assist the person in seeking immediate medical treatment.