Title IX Notification | Albright College

Title IX Notification

In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits a college from discrimination based on sex, Albright College does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender in its educational programs and activities.

Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may be referred to Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinators:

Title IX Coordinator:

Becki Achey
Acting Dean of Students, Albright College
Selwyn Hall
Reading, PA 19612

The College has distinct policies and procedures specific to employees and to students, but if unsure how to report sexual misconduct, any member of the College community may contact the Title IX Coordinator.

Inquiries or complaints may also be directed to the Office for Civil Rights, Philadelphia Office, U.S. Department of Education, 100 Penn Square East, Suite 515, Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323, telephone number 215-656-8541, fax 215-656-8605, email address OCR.Philadelphia@ed.gov.

Policies and procedures for students

When behavior referenced in a Title IX complaint involves a student, the College will utilize the procedures for resolving charges of sexual misconduct outlined in the Code of Conduct and adjudicated through the Office of Community Standards as described in the student handbook, The Compass.

Polices and procedures for employees

When behavior referenced in a Title IX complaint involves a member of the faculty, administration or staff, the College will utilize the procedures for resolving charges of sexual misconduct outlined in Human Resources’ policies and procedures. For faculty the Faculty Handbook and for administration and staff the Employee Handbook.

There are three federal laws that establish responsibilities for employees of colleges to report certain types of crimes and incidents, especially sexual misconduct—Title IX, along with the Clery Act and Title VII. The responsibilities established by these laws give rise to the term “mandatory or mandated reporter.” The College has defined all employees, both faculty and professional staff, as mandated reporters and to that end these members of our community have access to training and information regarding the laws and guidance. Albright Mandated Reporter Information

If you have any questions about this please contact the Title IX coordinator.

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Albright College is constantly always working to enhance and evolve Title IX, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Jeanne Clery Act initiatives. Our team regularly updates and improves training and policies resulting from changes from VAWA, industry best practices and our own initiative.

Below is a detailed list of trainings, programs and events that Albright provides to the campus community each year.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (held every April)

Safety Awareness Month (held every September)

Orientation programs, Albright Peer Educators and Green Dot Programming

  • First year Orientation programs
  • Campus SaVE ACT, Sex & the Law
  • Bystander Intervention — “Who will you be?”
  • Peer Education Programs
  • Grant-funded programming, began in 2015
  • Green Dot
  • New in 2019, more than 20 members of Albright’s campus community participated in a 40 hour training dedicated to bystander intervention. The newly-implemented program will continue to grow in future years.

Experience Events

Title IX Training

  • Public Safety Officers are certified TIX investigators and attend intensive training through Dolores Stafford and Associates.
  • Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinators attend various trainings pertaining to Title IX, investigations, legal matters and support services for victims through ATIXA
  • Many Albrightians are trained as Mandated Reporters
  • CSA training and Mandated Reporter training is offered consistently throughout the academic year
  • Campus SaVE and VAWA training offered numerous times to the community throughout the academic year
  • Members of the SUNY Student Conduct Institute membership (July 2020)
    • Provides further opportunities for Title IX training for all members of the campus community, additional Title IX resources for students, faculty and staff and a library of articles, case law and other educational information.

Grant funding for programs, events and training

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreements with local law enforcement and SAFE Berks

  • Albright has had an MOU with SAFE Berks since 2017
  • Albright has had a sexual assault MOU with the Reading Police and Muhlenberg Police

Upcoming plans for improving policies, processes and procedures

  • Creating a student advisory board who will meet with administrators to take a closer look at policies, procedures and programming to increase reporting and enhance support for survivors.
  • Re-apply for the Department of Justice Grant (October 2020)
    • Grant focuses on combatting sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking. It provides funding for increased programming, events and resources and/or create a safe space on campus for survivors of sexual violence.
  • Re-apply for the It’s on Us grant (January 2021)
  • Purchasing new tracking software for Title IX, Clery and VAWA related incidents (fall 2020)

SAFE Berks Victim Advocate, on-campus counseling and additional resources

Safe Berks is available to the Albright community for additional support and resources. Since 2017, we have a Safe Berks Victim Advocate available to the Albright community on-campus, Tuesday and Fridays, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Gable Health and Counseling Center

Campus Ombudsmen