Reporting Gender Based Misconduct

Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary is committed to stopping misconduct in all of its forms. Any CBC student who believes that he/she has been subjected to misconduct has the right to file a complaint through the procedures delineated below.

Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary encourages individuals to report incidents of misconduct, regardless of who the alleged offender may be. CBC will not pursue disciplinary action against a student who claims to be a victim of misconduct in connection with reporting that misconduct or against students named as witnesses.

Student complaints about a CBC student, faculty, or staff member can be made to:

Jolayne Rogers, Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator

Email Jolayne Rogers

Phone:(816)322-0110 ext 1311

 

Cory Trowbridge, Dean of Students, Title IX Investigator

            Email Cory Trowbridge

            Phone: (816)322-0110 ext 1309

 

Kim Bailey, Dean of Women, Title IX Training Coordinator

            Email Kim Bailey

            Phone: (816)322-0110 ext 1329

 

Each of the above CBC officials is available to discuss any concerns you may have and to provide information to you about Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary's policy on misconduct and the complaint process.

 

After reporting an incident of misconduct, students may request alterations related to academic classes, housing and/or dining services, Student Life activities, or other accommodations based on the circumstances.   Decisions regarding such requests will be made by the designated CBC official after consultation with appropriate Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary faculty and/or staff while preserving confidentiality to the extent possible.

Depending upon the circumstances, both students in a case may be issued administrative orders to have no contact with each other. This allows the matter to proceed without any possible harassment or miscommunication between parties. 

While Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary has an obligation to investigate every complaint of misconduct, if a student wishes the details of an incident to be kept strictly confidential, he/she may speak privately with the Director of Calvary's Biblical Counseling Center (or designee) or a counselor at the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA) (816)531-0233. Requests for confidentiality will be honored unless there is an imminent danger to the student or to others.

Misconduct Investigation

Except in extraordinary circumstances, all misconduct complaints will be investigated and a decision made and communicated within 60 business days of receiving the complaint. Individuals are assured that complaints will be treated as confidentially as possible, subject to Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary's obligation to investigate and respond appropriately to any and all allegations of misconduct. 

Complainants are also advised that CBC will investigate allegations of misconduct and take appropriate action, even if the complainant does not wish to pursue or participate in the disciplinary process, but any response by CBC may be hindered by the complainant’s wishes for anonymity and/or inaction.

Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary has adopted both informal and formal resolution procedures to deal with misconduct complaints. CBC will also ensure that no person who is the subject of a complaint will be assigned to investigate the complaint.

Informal Resolution

After discussion and investigation, some complaints may be resolved informally. With the assistance of the designated CBC official, the complainant may choose to write or speak with the offending person directly, which may be sufficient to bring a satisfactory response. Or, the designated official may speak with the offending person or facilitate a meeting between the complainant and the offending person. Individuals sometimes find that through these informal procedures they are able to reach an acceptable resolution.

Formal Resolution

The formal complaint procedure is initiated after a written complaint has been filed with the designated official asking for a formal investigation to be conducted.

If the offending party is a student, the case will heard by the Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary Judicial Board according to judicial procedures outlined in the Gender Based Misconduct Procedures Manual.

A student judicial hearing may accommodate concerns for the personal safety, well-being, or fears of confrontation of the charged student, complainant, or witnesses during the hearing by providing alternate means of communication when it is determined to be appropriate by the Judicial Officer.

If the offending party is a faculty or staff member, a formal investigation will be held by the designated CBC official and another senior level CBC administrator.  All investigations will include private interviews with the individual filing the complaint, the person alleged to have committed the misconduct, as well as third-party witnesses, and will also include consideration of other relevant evidence.  When the investigation has been completed, the designated official will inform both the complainant and the subject of the complaint of the outcome.

Retaliation or False Reporting

A retaliatory action or behavior taken toward an individual as a consequence of his/her decision to report a violation or pursue action or criminal prosecution or a retaliatory action or behavior taken toward an individual who cooperates in an investigation is prohibited. Retaliatory acts may include, but are not limited to: threats, intimidation, or harassment.  Such retaliation shall be considered a serious violation of policy and shall be independent of whether a charge of harassment is substantiated. Encouraging others to retaliate also violates the policy.

Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary also considers filing an intentionally false report of misconduct a violation of this policy.    

Prevention

Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary endeavors to proactively prevent gender-based misconduct, specifically sexual assaults, by implementing the following:

  • Escort Program
  • Deterrent Signage
  • Deterrent Camera Surveillance
  • Armed Security Officers
  • Defense Training
  • Education for Men and Women

 Education

Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary endeavors to educate students, faculty, and staff about gender based misconduct in a variety of ways:

  • Incoming students are required to attend Orientation, which includes training on sexual violence prevention and bystander intervention. This course is available for all continuing students as well.
  • Calvary's Biblical Counseling Center's library contains a variety of titles addressing sexual harassment (including sexual assault) which are available to all students.
  • Training on harassment is held for faculty, staff, and student staff (RA’s and Orientation Leaders).
  • Training on misconduct and conducting misconduct investigations is held for designated Calvary officials.
  • The Dean's Department and Calvary Security provide on-campus programming relating to sexual harassment (including sexual assault).
  • Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary's Gender Based Misconduct policy, Title IX Policy, and related resources are communicated to in-coming students during New Student Orientation, to returning students in their registration packets, and to new faculty and staff members at their Orientation.