Title IX/Sexual Misconduct information

Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator is:

Jenna Crabtree, MBA
Dean of Enrollment Management/Business Manager


Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Broadway at 11th St
PO Box 7005
Quincy, IL 62305
www.brcn.edu
jcrabtree@brcn.edu
217-228-5520, ext 6961

Deputy Coordinator

Jan Akright
Academic Dean, Professor

Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Broadway at 11th St
PO Box 7005
Quincy, IL 62305
www.brcn.edu
jakright@brcn.edu
217-228-5520, ext 6907

For anonymous reporting:

Silent Witness Form 

or

Compliance Hotline: 1-888-495-4387

Title IX coordinators duty are as follows:

The Title IX Coordinator oversees and provides leadership for the activities related to Title IX compliance, training, investigations, enforcement, and reporting. The Title IX coordinator will coordinate with law enforcement when appropriate.

The Title IX Coordinator can also answer questions regarding the process and procedures for reporting, investigating, adjudicating complaints of Title IX violations. The Coordinator is a non-confidential source, but can direct members to on-and-off campus confidential resources.

BRCN defines a responsible employee as any employee who has authority to take action to redress sexual misconduct and has duty to report these matters or other types of misconduct to appropriate officials. Responsible employees must report any and all incidents of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator. Responsible employees include administration, faculty, and staff.  Students and other should be aware that providing information about sexual misconduct to a responsible employee will result in that information being forwarded to the Title IX Coordinator for review and investigation.  Responsible employees are required to report and may not keep the information confidential.

BRCN encourages all other members of the BRCN Community to report and any all incidents of sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking even if they are unsure if the conduct is a violation of this policy.

If a complainant requests confidentiality or that investigation of the complaint not be pursued, BRCN will take all reasonable steps to investigate and respond to the complaint consistent with the request for confidentiality or request not to pursue an investigation. If a complainant insists on confidentiality or no investigation, the decision as to whether the request will be honored will depend in if BRCN can do so while continuing to provide a safe, nondiscriminatory environment for the BRCN Community. BRCN will attempt to protect the identity of the Complainant and will notify the student beforehand if the identity must be disclosed.

The Title IX Coordinator is the person responsible for evaluating requests for confidentiality.

If a person desires to talk in complete confidentiality about his or her situation, the on-campus confidential resources listed below can be contacted.  These confidential resources are available to assist you and will not report your circumstances to the College without your permission unless otherwise required to do so by law (such as when the victim is a minor).  Notwithstanding, when necessary, the on-campus confidential resource will make a non-identifying report to the appropriate College personnel so that reported crimes can be included in the College’s annual crime statistics disclosure.

The on-campus confidential advisor is:

Sarah Mueller, MSW, LCSW
Counselor


Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Student Services Building
1112 Spring Street
Quincy, IL 62301
217-228-5520 x 6997
smueller@brcn.edu
www.brcn.edu

All confidential advisors complete 40 hours of training regarding issues of sexual misconduct prior to appointment and complete 6 hours of additional training on an annual basis. They also are trained to have an understanding of the College’s specific policy and processes for addressing sexual misconduct and resources available on campus and in the community.

Other confidential resources include:

Employee Assistance Program through Blessing Behavioral Center
Please call 217-224-4453 to make an appointment.

Community Agencies (non-exhaustive list)

Quanada-Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Programs
2707 Maine
Quincy, IL 62301
217-222-0069
1-800-369-2287
www.quanada.org

National Sexual Assault Hotline

1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

www.rainn.org

www.online.rainn.org for a confidential on-line chat.

Survivors Rights and Options

Blessing-Rieman College Sexual Misconduct Policy

Campus Crime Report

View the U.S. Department of Education Website Crime Report

Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing & Health Sciences Annual Security Report can be viewed below:

2017 Annual Security Report