Title IX Compliant Process
Eastern Internatıonal College’s greatest concern is for the safety
and physical and mental health of all its students, faculty, staff, and
guests and is committed to maintaining a welcoming and supportive educational
climate. Therefore, the following procedures are available to all students,
staff, administrators and faculty who feel they have experienced or witnessed
gender-based misconduct, including sexual harassment and gender discrimination
as discussed above.
Once the College is informed of alleged misconduct, the Title IX coordinator
will notify the complainant and the accused of their rights pursuant to
Title IX. The Title IX coordinator will help the parties navigate the
formal complaint process, should you choose to engage it, access appropriate
medical, emotional or academic services, discuss possible interim arrangements
during the investigation and resolution phases, understand your rights,
and answer your questions along the way. The College is obligated by Title
IX to promptly, thoroughly and impartially investigate and resolve all
complaints, whether made formally or informally. The Title IX coordinator
will therefore respond to every report of alleged sex or gender-based
misconduct, facilitate the implementation of measures to stop the behavior,
and take steps to prevent its recurrence.
If you have been the victim or target of a sexual assault or other type
of sexual misconduct, you are also encouraged to contact the local Police
Department. In certain circumstances, depending on the type of conduct
alleged and the parties involved, the College may be independently obligated
to contact the police.
The College will promptly and equitably respond to all issues involving
gender-based misconduct. It may be necessary to adjust on a case-by-case
basis, the procedures and timeframes discussed in this section due to
the nature and complexity of the issues, the parties involved, and the
College’s academic calendar. Both the complainant and the accused
will be notified of any procedural or timeframe adjustments.
After the receipt of a report of discrimination, harassment, including
sexual harassment, or sexual or gender-based misconduct, the Title IX
coordinator will meet with the complainant to gather as much information
as possible. The Title IX coordinator will also meet with any witnesses
or individuals who may have information about the conduct at issue.
If after this initial fact-finding phase the College determines that a
violation of College policy may have occurred, it will proceed with a
full investigation. The complainant and the accused will be notified that
an investigation is underway and will be afforded the opportunity to meet
independently with the Title IX coordinator to review this procedure and
to have his/her rights explained. The Title IX coordinator will also meet
with the accused to listen to his or her side of the story and to gather
any evidence he or she may offer to better understand the nature of the
conduct at issue. The complainant and the accused will have the opportunity
to submit names of individuals with knowledge of the situation and the
College will follow up with those individuals. The Title IX coordinator
will counsel the complainant and the accused on academic and other emotional
During an investigation, the Title IX coordinator may ask for written statements
and other documents or evidence which may aid in the investigation. Therefore,
it is important to preserve all evidence associated with the conduct or
that you think might help others understand what happened. Such evidence
can include text messages, Facebook or Instagram posts, photos, voicemails,
emails or items of clothing.
Depending on the type of conduct and the parties involved, the College
may unilaterally contact the local Police Department (Belleville and or
Jersey City). The College will continue its own investigation into the
alleged conduct, regardless of whether or not the police decide to pursue
their own investigation. The College will cooperate with all police investigations
and will honor and enforce any judicial no-contact, restraining, or protective
orders the parties may obtain outside the College process.
During the investigation process interim measures will be discussed with
the parties and implemented as may be appropriate. Possible interim measures
available to students, faculty, staff or other individuals participating
in this process may include a change in class schedule, or work arrangements.
All efforts will be made to minimize the impact that these interim measures
have on the complainant.
Both the accused and the complainant will be updated throughout the investigation
process. At the close of an investigation, the Title IX coordinator will
make a determination based on the preponderance of the evidence, which
means he or she will determine whether it is reasonable to conclude, based
on the evidence available, that it is more likely than not that the alleged
conduct occurred. The complainant and the accused will be notified in
writing of the Title IX Coordinator’s determination and any penalty
imposed; such notice will be provided on a simultaneous basis, to the
extent feasible. The complainant will be informed of subsequent modifications
to the sanctions, if any are made.
Possible penalties include exclusion from certain College buildings, classes,
and College events as well as suspension, expulsion, and/or discharge
from employment or enrollment. Individuals doing business at the College
or third party vendors found to be in violation of this policy may be
banned from the College and the College will notify their respective employers
of all charges and disciplinary outcomes. Visitors may also be banned
from the College.
Resolution and Appeal
In the event that a student party to a complaint disagrees with the outcome
of an investigation under this Title IX policy, the student may seek a
review of the outcome by submitting a written appeal statement to:
Eastern International College
648 Newark Ave, Jersey City
An appeal under this policy must be made within 14 calendar days of receipt
of the written notice of the outcome of the investigation. An appeal may
be made on one or more of the following grounds only: (1) an error occurred
that, if corrected, may change the outcome of the investigation; or (2)
new information has arisen, that was not available or known to the student
at the time of the investigation, which if considered may change the outcome
of the investigation. Information that was known or available to the student
during the investigation will not be considered.
The Title IX Coordinator will conduct an impartial review of the appeal
and will provide the appealing student with a written determination. Title
IX Coordinator will seek to issue her determination on each appeal within
30 calendar days of its receipt of the appeal; however, this timeframe
may be longer in certain cases. All appellate decisions are final. Both
parties will be informed of the outcome of any appeal.