Canterbury School prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in its learning and work environment. Sexual harassment, which includes sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, and other types of sexual misconduct prohibited by law, is a form of sex discrimination. Canterbury School also prohibits retaliation against individuals who utilize or participate in the implementation of this policy. Sanctions for individuals found responsible for prohibited behavior depend on the circumstances but can range from educational counseling, to statements of apology, to separation from the School.
Ashley Atkins is Canterbury’s Title IX Coordinator and has overall responsibility for compliance with this policy. Her office is located in Brown Hall on campus. She can be reached at 336-288-2007; firstname.lastname@example.org. The Title IX Coordinator is knowledgeable and trained in the School’s policy and procedures, as well as state and federal laws that apply to matters of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and other forms of sexual misconduct.
Any student, employee, or applicant for employment or admission to Canterbury who believes that he or she has been discriminated against or harassed on the basis of sex in violation of this policy may file a complaint with the Title IX Coordinator. Responsible employees who witness or otherwise become aware of behavior that violates this policy have a duty to report such behavior to the Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator will assist parties to understand the School’s procedures and to resolve the complaint in a prompt and equitable manner. The Title IX Coordinator may consult with other School administrators, as necessary, to resolve the complaint in the most effective manner.
The School’s procedures with respect to this policy can be found below. Questions should be addressed to the Title IX coordinator. This policy does not apply to other forms of discrimination or to other conduct violations. Please see the School’s policies on harassment and bullying with respect to those issues.
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY AS TO STUDENTS
Canterbury School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other educational programs. Students of any race, color, national origin, religion, or sex are admitted to all the rights, privileges, and activities generally accorded or made available to all Canterbury students. In addition, reasonable accommodations are afforded to candidates and students with disabilities to the extent those accommodations do not cause the school undue hardship.