Title IX Policy


Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs and activities, including but not limited to athletic programs that receive federal funding.

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1681).

Examples of sex discrimination that are prohibited under Title IX include sexual harassment and sexual violence, Retaliation against anyone who makes a complete and/or participates in the complaint resolution process is also prohibited under Title IX.

This Title IX Policy and Complaint Procedure affords an opportunity for those who have been the target of or who witness Sex-Based Misconduct to report such Sex-Based Misconduct, without fear of Retaliation.

As a Christian institution of higher learning, Emmaus Bible College seeks to provide and an atmosphere of respect for all members of the campus community and an educational and work environment free from all forms of Sex-Based Misconduct. Therefore, Emmaus expects members of the Emmaus community to comply with legal requirements as well as higher standards of conduct consistent with our Christian faith, which elevates our view of human worth, dignity, and interpersonal communication. Emmaus prohibits Sex-Based Misconduct as well as Retaliation against any individual who reports a Title IX Complaint.

This Policy applies to all members of the Emmaus community—students (enrolled for credit or non-credit bearing coursework), faculty (full or part-time), administrators, and staff (full or part-time); and vendors, contractors, and third parties who visit the Emmaus campus with respect to all conduct in any academic, educational, extra-curricular, athletic, or other Emmaus program or activity (collectively, “Emmaus programs and activities”) on the Emmaus campus and Emmaus programs and activities occurring off-campus, including Emmaus programs and activities outside the United States. This Policy also applies to persons conducting business with or visiting Emmaus. 

Title IX Campus Team Members

Title IX Coordinators:
Individuals who by law (Title IX) have remedial authority to address sexual misconduct reports on behalf of the institution. For the purpose of this policy, the following administrative officials are designated to receive sexual misconduct reports and, if appropriate, to investigate those reports.

Jani Bennett, Registrar/Title IX Coordinator,
 563-588-8000 ext. 1117

Trained Investigators:
The University has identified members of the staff to undergo training to investigate Sexual Misconduct reports. Investigators will receive annual training on issues related to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, as well as other forms of sexual misconduct, as outlined in this policy. Additionally, how to conduct an investigation that protects the safety of the victim and promotes transparency and accountability.

Israel Chavez, Dean for Student Development & Title IX Investigator,
 563-588-8000 ext. 1122

John Walker, Director of Campus Life & Title IX Investigator,
 563-588-8000 ext. 1105

Reporting Rights & Resources
The person making the allegation is referred to as the Reporter. The person who is the alleged victim is referred to as the Complainant. The person who the allegations have been made against is referred to as the Respondent.

Any person who has been the victim of Sex-Based Misconduct has the right to report or not report the alleged incident. There are a number of reporting options available. It is important to understand that choosing one option does not preclude you from pursuing another option now or in the future

A person who wishes to report Sex-Based Misconduct may report directly to any or all of the following:

  • Any Emmaus employee, including faculty
    All Emmaus employees must refer reports of Sex-Based Misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator. No staff or faculty member can provide a person with confidentiality when a report is made known to them about Sex-Based Misconduct. Any staff or faculty member can help a person report Sex-Based Misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator.
  • Any Title IX Team Member
  • Title IX Coordinator
  • Local law enforcement
    Emmaus’ process is completely separate from the police and courts. Emmaus’ Title IX process and the criminal process may be pursued simultaneously.
  • Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education

A person who wishes to confidentially report Sex-Based Misconduct may report directly to any or all of the following:

  • Any confidential resource
    This includes on-campus and off-campus counselors and healthcare professionals, crisis centers.
Download the Emmaus Title IX Policy and Complaint Procedure

Educating and equipping learners to impact the world for Christ.

 2570 Asbury Road
   Dubuque, IA 52001

 (563) 588-8000