Sexual Harassment Prevention

Members of the Cornerstone University community affirm that men and women are image-bearers of our Creator and members of the family of Christ. We are unique works of divine creation having unqualified worth. As such, violation of a person is a violation of our Creator and of the body of Christ. Therefore, we are each mutually obligated to protect the dignity, safety and self-respect of every member of this community.

Additionally, this university community is fully committed to the moral teachings of Jesus Christ and to fostering an environment in which all persons have equal opportunity to work and pursue learning freely, whether in group settings or in close relationships between students, faculty and staff. We purpose to perform our tasks as a caring and diverse community transcending class, cultural, ethnic, gender and racial boundaries.

Members of the university community, guests and visitors have the right to be free from all forms of gender and sex-based discrimination, examples of which can include acts of sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. All members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. Cornerstone believes in a zero-tolerance policy for gender-based misconduct. When an allegation of misconduct is brought to an appropriate administration's attention, and a respondent is found to have violated this policy, serious sanctions will be used to reasonably ensure that such actions are never repeated.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Cornerstone does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sex, age, disability or veteran status in any of its education policies and programs that it operates.

Personnel

Title IX Coordinator

Dr. Gerald Longjohn, vice president of Student Development and Title IX coordinator, is responsible to ensure that members of the Cornerstone community are able to experience equitable and unhindered access to campus programs, facilities, resources and activities without experiencing gender bias, harassment or assault.

In addition to reviewing program access and equity, Gerald is responsible to ensure that policies, practices and training are in place to proactively prevent incidents of sexual violence and to judiciously and appropriately respond to any incidents that occur. His training includes:

  • Title IX Investigator Training with the Association of Title IX Administrators.
  • Title IX Advanced Coordinator Training with TrainED.
  • Onsite consultation with Dr. John Foubert, founder of One in Four.
  • Ongoing participation in training seminars/workshops by TrainED personnel at the Association for Christians in Student Development conferences.

Title IX Deputy Coordinators

Cornerstone has two Title IX deputy coordinators. They are able to serve as investigators, adjudicators or appeal points in Title IX cases. Their training includes participation in Title IX Investigator Training with the Association of Title IX Administrators; Title IX Advanced Coordinator Training with TrainED; an onsite consultation with Dr. John Foubert, founder of One in Four; and ongoing participation in training workshops at professional conferences.

  • Emilie Azkoul, Director of Human Resources and Title IX Deputy Coordinator
  • Mark Muha, Director of Community Life and Title IX Deputy Coordinator

Title IX Investigators

All Title IX Investigators at Cornerstone have completed Title IX Investigator/Adjudicator Training with TrainED.

  • Haoyung Chien, Assistant Director of Faculty Services for PGS and Title IX Investigator
  • Ryan Williams, Resident Director for Van Osdel Hall and Title IX Investigator
  • Dr. Shawn Newhouse, Senior Vice President for Traditional Undergraduate Academics and Title IX Adjudicator/Appeal Point