Title IX

Columbia Theological Seminary (CTS) is committed to creating and maintaining a learning and working environment that is free from unlawful discrimination based on sex in accordance with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities; Title VII of the Civil Rights act of 1964 (Title VII), which prohibits sex discrimination in employment; and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act, Clery Act, and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Sexual Harassment and Retaliation under this Policy will not be tolerated by CTS and is grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including, permanent dismissal from CTS and/or termination of employment.

Sexual Harassment NonDiscrimination Policy eff 08142020

Reports, comments, and concerns should be reported to:

Jody D. Sauls, PHR
Title IX Coordinator/Director of Human Resources
Office: Campbell Hall 112

You may also contact:

Department of Education Office of Civil Rights
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20202-1100
www.ed.gov or www.ed.gov/about/contacts/gen/index.html

For those who do not wish to report sexual misconduct may speak confidentially with confidential resources:

Rev. Katie Ricks
Assistant Dean, Student Life & Formation
Office: Campbell Hall 214

Mitzi J. Smith, PhD
J. Davison Philips Professor of New Testament
Office: Campbell Hall 309

Title IX Training:

As required by OCR in §106.45(b)(10)(i)(D) of the new Title IX Regulations by the August 14, 2020, below are links to training materials:

Posting for Review – 2022 Higher Ed Coordinator Bootcamp

Posting for Review – Higher Ed. – Investigator Level 1 – Two Day