Prevention of Sexual Discrimination, Harassment, Violence, and Intimidation
Statement of Non-Discrimination: San Francisco Theological Seminary prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment on the basis of age, gender, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical disability, or national or ethnic origin in its educational programs, financial aid and scholarships, student activities, admissions, employment policies and practices, and in any other school-administered concern.
As a participant in certain federal programs, San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS) is required to comply with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq. (“Title IX”), which specifically prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs or activities, admission, and employment.
To that end, SFTS is committed to creating and maintaining an environment free of all forms of harassment, violence, exploitation, and intimidation. Every member of the SFTS community should be aware that such behavior is prohibited by law and by school policy. SFTS will not tolerate sexual violence or misconduct in any form, including sexual harassment, assault, rape, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or other sexual violence or intimidation. SFTS will take appropriate action to prevent, correct, and discipline behavior that is found to violate school policy or laws proscribing such sexual violence and misconduct.
Policy Prohibiting Sexual Harassment, Violence, and Intimidation: In compliance with Title IX, the SFTS has adopted a detailed policy and educational program for the prevention and correcting of sexual harassment, assault, and intimidation. That policy can be found in full here, and in the Student Handbook. This policy states the Seminary’s prohibition on sexual violence and misconduct (Section II of the Policy), describes prohibited conduct (II), explains the several ways to report sexual violence and misconduct (III), sets forth available resources (IV), and establishes procedures for responding to and addressing complaints of sexual violence and misconduct (V-VII).