Sexual Abuse, Assault & Title IX Procedures
In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and state civil rights law, Briar Cliff University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities. Discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment or sexual violence. Briar Cliff University pledges to maintain an environment that promotes the development of healthy relationships and respect for individuals.
University Policy on Sexual Abuse and Assault
Download Briar Cliff University's full policy on sexual abuse, assault and Title IX reporting by clicking on the link below.
Policy on Sexual Abuse, Assault and Title IX Reporting (PDF)
Reporting Sexual Misconduct
If you have experienced any form of sexual harassment or assault, Briar Cliff University encourages you to report the incident as soon as possible. You can file an incident report online, or report the incident to any of the following individuals on campus:
UNIVERSITY TITLE IX COORDINATOR
TITLE IX DEPUTY COORDINATORS
The University encourages victims of all crimes, including sexual violence, to report such actions to the Sioux City police department at 911 in cases of emergency, or (712) 279-6960. The Campus Security Office will assist students in making such reports if they so choose.
There are people on campus that victims or witnesses can talk to confidentially. You can call or approach any of the following professional staff confidentially and tell them what happened. They will listen and explain options, including, where deemed appropriate, the option of reporting a crime on a confidential basis. Information disclosed here cannot be shared with anyone unless the student consents. Talking to a “Confidential Support Contact” listed below does not constitute reporting the incident to the University:
NOTE: Personally identifiable information can be kept confidential, but general information (nature, date, time, and general location of incident) must be reported so the school can identify patterns or systemic problems related to campus sexual violence.
If in immediate danger, call 911.
For immediate, 24/7 assistance related to a sexual assault:
- Call Briar Cliff Security at (712) 898-1888.
- Call the Sioux City Police Department at (712) 279-6960.
- Call the Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence (CSADV) at 1-800-982-7233(SAFE) or (712) 258-7233.
Heelan Hall, 030
Stark Student Center
Campus Counseling Services
Alverno Hall, G4
Health & Wellness Office
Alverno Hall, G4
Heelan Hall, 001
Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence (24-hour hotline)
(712) 258-7233 or (800) 982-7233
RAINN National 24-Hour Hotline
(click on web link for live, confidential chat)
Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault
Siouxland Mental Health Center
Iowa Legal Aid
Employee Reporting and Responsibilities
All University employees, except those designated as confidential resources, are required as responsible employees to report information they receive about sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator.