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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:

Non-Confidential Reporting

UNIVERSITY TITLE IX COORDINATOR

Louise Paskey
Vice President of Student Development
712-279-5494
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TITLE IX DEPUTY COORDINATORS

Beau Sudtelgte
Director of Human Resources
712-279-1633
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David Arens
Assistant Dean of Student Development; Director of Housing
712-279-1715
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Marty Pottebaum
Director of Security
712-279-5430
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LAW ENFORCEMENT

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.

Confidential Reporting

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:

Jeanette Tobin, LISW, MSW
Director of Counseling Services
712-279-5433
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(Carla) Jo Morgan
Campus Nurse
712-279-5436
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Sr. Janet May, O.S.F.
Director of Campus Ministry
712-279-5227
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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.

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 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.

On-Campus Resources

Campus Ministry
 (712) 279-5227
 Heelan Hall, 030

Residence Life
 (712) 279-1715
 Stark Student Center

Campus Counseling Services
 (712) 279-5433
 Alverno Hall, G4

Health & Wellness Office
 (712) 279-5436
 Alverno Hall, G4

Campus Security
 (712) 898-1888
 Heelan Hall, 001

Off-Campus Resources

Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence (24-hour hotline)
 (712) 258-7233 or (800) 982-7233

RAINN National 24-Hour Hotline
 (800) 656-4673
(click on web link for live, confidential chat)

Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault
 (877) 362-4612

Siouxland Mental Health Center
 (712) 252-3871

Iowa Legal Aid
 (800) 532-1275

Catholic Charities
 (712) 252-4547

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