We are excited you want to view the inauguration of Emmanuel College's ninth president, Ron White, Ed.D.
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- You will see the event called "Presidential Inauguration."
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Experience spiritual life at Emmanuel. Join us as we host well known apologist Sean McDowell at our Open House event. Sign up deadline is October 12.
Choose from two different days:
- 11 a.m. Convocation service
- Lunch with Sean McDowell
- Campus Tour
- 5 p.m. Dinner with Sean McDowell
- Campus Tour
- 7 p.m. Chapel service
Topics to be covered
How well can you defend your faith? What would you say if an atheist challenged your deepest convictions about God and the Bible? In this session Sean will role play an atheist, raise tough questions against the faith, and see how well the audience can defend their faith. Then Sean will step out of character and help students directly learn from the experience.
HOMOSEXUALITY: COMPASSION AND CLARITY
The issue of homosexuality is here to stay. There’s no avoiding it. The key question is how Christians will respond to this critical issue. Sean will offer a biblically informed yet gracious answer to help us respond with clarity and compassion.
WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT PORNOGRAPHY?
Pornography is more accessible, accepted, and aggressive than ever before. It is a HUGE problem for young people, including Christian teens. This session will provide insight, hope, and direction for young people to avoid the snare of pornography.
Dr. Sean McDowell is a gifted communicator with a passion for equipping the church, and in particular young people, to make the case for the Christian faith. He connects with audiences in a tangible way through humor and stories while imparting hard evidence and logical support for viewing all areas of life through a Biblical worldview.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It reads:
"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." --Legal Citation: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX).
The purpose of Title IX is to insure equal access and fairness for men and women with regards to athletics, employment, admissions, financial aid, publications, educational programs, and student rights. Sexual discrimination interferes with an individual's employment or educational performance and has the purpose or effect of denying or limiting an individual's ability to participate in or benefit from the school's programs. Sexual discrimination includes sexual harassment, which also includes sexual violence.
Emmanuel College is committed to preventing sexual violence, relationship violence, and sexual harassment. Educational programs will be conducted annually by the College to (1) inform students, faculty, staff and administration about identifying sexual harassment and the problems it causes; (2) advise members of the College community about their rights and responsibilities under this policy; (3) train personnel in the administration of this policy. The Sexual Harassment / Sexual Violence Policy and Procedures will be issued to all incoming students and personnel.
Public awareness events or forums such as "Take Back the Night," the Clothesline Project, or other forums in which students disclose incidents of sexual violence, are not considered notice to the College of sexual violence for purposes of triggering its obligation to investigate any particular incident(s). Such events may, however, inform the need for campus-wide education and prevention efforts, and the College will provide information about students' Title IX rights at these events.
Additional information regarding how to respond to instances of sexual violence that also include other service providers include:
- Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault (GNESA): http://gnesa.org
- The Federal Government's "Not Alone" Website: www.notalone.gov
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)
- Domestic abuse Helpline for Men & Women: 888-7HELPLINE (888-743-5754)
Throughout the entire process, the College prohibits retaliation against any person involved in the investigation; as a separate violation of college policy, serious sanctions, including separation from the institution may result from any act that could be reasonably deemed retaliation for participation in the process.
Likewise, the College may work with a reporting student to provide additional academic support or even withdrawing from class(es) without penalty. Requests for such changes will be considered on the basis of their appropriateness and whether the requested change is reasonably available. The College can assist students in obtaining other relief, including the issuance of a “no contact” order directing the accused not to have any further contact with the complainant, and a ban from campus of non-students alleged to have committed sexual assault on campus.
Upon beginning an investigation, the College may take any immediate interim actions deemed appropriate that may remain in effect until a decision is reached; these actions could involve the alteration of class schedules, extracurricular activities, or residential location; removal from classes; or restrictions from communicating with involved parties. In some cases, these measures could remain in place even after final decisions are made.
Upon receipt of a formal written complaint that alleges a violation of the College's policy against sexual violence, sexual harassment, or other Title IX policies (including dating/domestic violence and stalking), the College's Title IX Coordinator, a Title IX Deputy Coordinator, or designee shall begin an investigation of the charge(s).
An investigation shall include an interview with the person filing the complaint, the person(s) accused of violating the anti-harassment policies and any person designated by either of the principle parties as witnesses to the incident in question. All evidentiary decisions made regarding the complaint will be based on a preponderance of evidence standard.
In cases of sexual violence involving students, the College may begin an investigation without a written complaint from the student. The right to confidentiality of all members of the College community will be respected in both formal and informal procedures insofar as possible.
The investigation shall be completed within 30 days of the receipt of the complaint unless extraordinary circumstance arise that delay in the investigation. Both the accuser and the accused are entitled to all procedural protections outlined in this policy including the same opportunities to have a person choice (other than legal counsel) present during the investigation and disciplinary proceedings.
At the conclusion of the investigation, the matter shall then be presented to the Title IX Adjudicator and Vice President for Student Development in the form of written recommendations. At the Title IX Adjudicator and Vice President for Student Development’s discretion, they may accept the recommendations, interview the persons involved, or direct further investigation by the investigator. This process shall be completed and the Title IX Adjudicator and Vice President for Student Development shall make a final decision on the merits of the complaint and communicate that decision simultaneously to both parties in writing within 60 days of receipt of the complaint by the College.
Possible outcomes of the investigation are (1) that the allegation is not warranted and cannot be substantiated, (2) a negotiated settlement of the complaint or (3) that the allegation is substantiated requiring a recommendation to the Title IX Adjudicator and Vice President for Student Development that disciplinary action be taken. In the case of students, disciplinary sanctions include those listed in the College's Code of Student Conduct. In the case of employees, disciplinary sanctions include those listed the Employee Handbook.
In matters involving students, the decision of the Executive Vice President and CFO shall be final; employees may appeal a final decision regarding the complaint in writing within 10 days to the College's President. Throughout this process, the college will keep the identities of the complaining party and accused confidential.
Individuals can also report cases of sexual assault, relationship violence, etc. to the following local law enforcement/emergency services entities:
- Franklin County Emergency Dispatch – 911
- Franklin Springs Police Department – (706) 245-0000
- Franklin County 911: Non-Emergency - (706) 384-7188
- St. Mary Sacred Heart Hospital – (706) 356-7800; 367 Clear Creek Pkwy., Lavonia GA, 30553
- Franklin County Health Department (706) 384-5575
- U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights to complain of sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual violence; see: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html.
The College reserves the right to share any information from its own investigation with law enforcement at the discretion of the Title IX coordinator.
It is also possible to report to a counseling agency or advocate group off campus who may maintain confidentiality and only inform the school that an incident has occurred. As reporting requirements vary, it is important to discuss confidentiality with the third party prior to speaking with that individual.
- The Harmony House – (706) 245-8700; Operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. An advocate can assist with obtaining resources and arrange for a student to be seen by a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) in the event of a sexual assault. Additional advocacy and support following the incident can also be provided.