The college, the women said, created a sexually hostile environment by failing to handle the cases appropriately.
The College will take all steps necessary to stop the misconduct, prevent its recurrence, and offer appropriate remedies to address its effects on those involved.
Haverford respects the privacy of students who seek help and/or report incidents of sexual misconduct, but cannot guarantee confidentiality in all cases. (Only certain professionals with statutory confidentiality [e.g., licensed mental health professionals and ordained clergy] can guarantee confidentiality.) Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) obligate the College to stop sexual misconduct, remedy its effects and take steps to prevent its recurrence.
Douglas, team leader, wrote in a July 12 letter to the women.
The office, she wrote, will serve as a “neutral fact finder” in the investigation process, she wrote.
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Hope Brinn (left) and Mia Ferguson at Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Delaware County, on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Department of Education has opened an investigation into whether Swarthmore College violated federal regulations in its handling of sexual harassment and assault cases on the 1,545-student, Delaware County campus.
The case at Swarthmore is part of a growing national movement in which young women are speaking out about their colleges’ handling of sexual assaults.
Ferguson and Brinn, both rising juniors, and others filed the complaint in May, alleging that Swarthmore violated federal regulations known as Title IX, which prohibit sexual discrimination.
Students subjected to sexual misconduct are encouraged to explore all options available to them—including internal College judicial processes, or external civil litigation or criminal charges. Students who believe they have experienced sexual misconduct may choose to contact directly medical, psychological or judicial personnel on or off campus indicated on the How to Get Help page, but if the individual is in physical danger, or has physical injuries which require immediate attention, she/he should call Campus Safety or 911, and a Campus Safety/police officer will respond right away.
Haverford will investigate all complaints of sexual misconduct in a full, reliable and impartial manner.
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