Title IX Campus Administrators

Mount Aloysius College Campus Resources:

Title IX Coordinator
Dr. Tracy McFarland
(814) 886-6472
tmcfarland@mtaloy.edu
Cosgrave Rm. 108

Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Tonia Gordon
(814) 886-6390
tgordon@mtaloy.edu
Administration Bldg. Rm. 202

Director of Health Services
Shannon Grove
(814) 886-6391
sgrove@mtaloy.edu
St. Joseph’s Hall, Rm. 10

Director of Counseling & Disability Services
Marisa Schuster
(814) 886-6336
mschuster@mtaloy.edu
St. Joseph’s Hall, Rm. 101

Off-Campus Resources:

Victim Services, Inc.
638 Ferndale Avenue
Johnstown, PA 15905
814-288-4961
https://victimservicesinc.org/

The Women’s Help Center
809 Napoleon St.
Johnstown, PA 15901
814-536-5361
24 hour hotline: 800-999-7406
https://www.womenshelpcenter.org/

Cambria County District Attorney’s Office
Gregory J. Neugebauer, District Attorney
Heath M Long, First Assistant
200 Center Street
Ebensburg, PA 15931
814-472-1680
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

What is Title IX?  Title IX refers to the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended, designed to eliminate discrimination on the basis of sex in any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

Is federal financial assistance defined?  Yes.  The regulations define federal financial assistance as a grant or loan of federal financial assistance, including funds made available for the acquisition, construction, renovation, restoration or repair of a building or facility or any portion thereof, scholarships, loans, grants, wages or other funds extended to the entity for payment to or on behalf of students admitted to the entity or extended directly to the students for payment to the entity, a grant of federal real or personal property or any interest therein including surplus property; provision of services of federal personnel; sale or lease of federal property; or any other contract or agreement which has as one of its purposes the provision of assistance to any education program or activity.

Does Title IX define an education program or activity?  Yes.  It is defined as locations, events or circumstances wherein the College exercises substantial control over the Respondent and the context in which the sexual harassment or discrimination occurs, including any building owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the College.

Are colleges, universities and other postsecondary institutions included in the definition of an education program or activity?  Yes.

In addition to the College, who does Title IX apply to?  Title IX applies to students and employees.  It defines a student as a person who has been admitted to the institution.

How is sexual harassment defined in Title IX?  The Policy, which is accessible on the Title IX page on the College website, outlines the definition of sexual harassment starting on page 5.

When does conduct fall under the College’s Title IX Policy?  It applies when the allegations involve conduct that occurs within the United States and within the College’s education program or activity.  At the time of filing a formal complaint, the complainant must be participating in or attempting to participate in a College activity or education program.

What do I do if I believe I have been subjected to Title IX Sexual Harassment?  Contact the Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Tracy McFarland, at tmcfarland@mtaloy.edu, (814) 886-6472 or file a complaint using the complaint form online on the Title IX page of the College website or in person at Cosgrave Student Center, Rm.108.

What happens if I file a complaint alleging Title IX Sexual Harassment?  The Title IX Coordinator will review the complaint and conduct an initial assessment for purposes of determining whether the conduct alleged, if substantiated, would constitute prohibited conduct under the Title IX Policy.  If the alleged conduct would constitute prohibited conduct under Title IX, the Title IX Coordinator will refer the matter for investigation.

Are the investigators trained in Title IX?  Yes.  Title IX requires that members of the College’s Title IX team, including the Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator, investigators, hearing panel members, appeal members and facilitators be properly trained on Title IX.

How are Title IX complaints resolved?  Title IX Complaints can be resolved using different processes including informal resolution, resolution by negotiation or by hearing. These processes are outlined in the Mount Aloysius College Comprehensive Policy on Title IX

Commitment to Diversity

Mount Aloysius is committed to building an inclusive community that values each person and respects diversity of all kinds – diversity of thought, experience, culture, ethnicity, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, etc. to create a workplace where everyone participates and is able to contribute their own unique gifts, talents and perspectives.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Mount Aloysius College strictly prohibits and does not tolerate unlawful discrimination against any person on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information or veteran status in the administration of its admissions and employment practices, educational policies, financial aid, scholarship and loan programs, athletics or any other College administered program.

Any person with limited English language skills will be provided assistance upon request. Such assistance is provided by the College to ensure limited English language skills is not a barrier to admission or participation in programs of the College.

Inquiries or requests for information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, should be directed to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the College’s designated Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, at the Office of Student Affairs, Cosgrave Center, 7373 Admiral Peary Highway, Cresson, PA 16630. Tel: (814) 886-6472.