Dear MPTC students and staff,
Today we want to share with you how MPTC has responded to the U.S. Department of Education’s new rules on investigating complaints of sexual assault and misconduct that take effect on August 14, 2020.
First and foremost, we remain committed to preventing sexual misconduct, supporting survivors and investigating complaints in a timely and fair manner that respects the due process rights of all involved. Sexual misconduct is completely unacceptable and can have a tremendous impact on students and employees who experience it, personally as well as academically and professionally. We respect the rights of those who experience sexual misconduct- to process the trauma in the way that is best for them and their healing and to choose to bring forward a report for formal resolution or to seek supportive measures and resources from the College and/or the larger community.
Fair process is a priority, as is repairing harm and facilitating healing and safety for all members of the community regardless of race, sex, gender identity/expression, age, ability, religion, socio-economic status, or the other qualities/identities that we value within a diverse community.
MPTC has created an Interim Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Grievance Procedure. To learn more about the Interim procedure, please click here. If you have questions about the process or wish to talk to someone about your options to report or seek support, please contact either Kim Schwamn or Paula Stettbacher.
We wish you a healthy and safe 2020-2021 school year and remind you that the Title IX Coordinators are here for you if needed.
Kim Schwamn and Paula Stettbacher, MPTC TIX Coordinators