Title IX Information

Title IX refers to Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, and it prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender by institutions receiving federal money. Generally, the Title IX Coordinator is responsible for the development, implementation, and monitoring of meaningful efforts to comply with Title IX law in addition to overseeing the Title IX complaint process. In compliance with Title IX: The Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. 1681 et. Seq., and federal regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106, sexual discrimination of any kind is prohibited by the seminary. This includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.

United Lutheran Seminary's Title IX Coordinator:

Rev. Heidi Rodrick-Schnaath
Title IX Coordinator
United Lutheran Seminary
7301 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19119
267-263-3586 (mobile)
215-248-6312 (landline)

Additional contacts (these individuals do not serve as Title IX Coordinators)

Dr. J. Jayakiran Sebastian, Dean and Vice President for Student Affairs - for students or faculty
Julie Ritter, Registrar - for students
Michael Holcombe, Interim Human Resources Manager - for all employees

Title IX Policy

To report an incident, complete the online form or contact:
Title IX Coordinator
Human Resources
Dean of the Seminary and Vice President for Student Affairs

File a report online

Title IX Resources:

Office for Civil Rights
‍U.S. Department of Education
The Wanamaker Building
100 Penn Square East, Suite 515
Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323
Tel: 215-656-8541
Fax: 215-656-8605
TDD: 800-877-8339
Email: OCR.Philadelphia@ed.gov

ULS Title IX training materials can be found here.

Resources for victims:
Emergency for either campus: 911
Philadelphia Police 14th District: 215-686-3140
Gettysburg Police: 717-334-8101
Chestnut Hill Hospital (Philadelphia campus): 215-248-8200
Wellspan Gettysburg Hospital (Gettysburg campus): 717-334-2121
National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN): 800-656-4673
PA Coalition Against Domestic Violence: 800-799-SAFE (7233) https://pcar.org/contact-us