CAMPUS SAFETY

ASSURANCE OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE POLICY

The Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science (PIMS) recognizes the impact sexual assault has on individuals and the campus environment.

In accordance with ARTICLE XX-G (PA Public School Code 2010—Act 104), PIMS has initiated a continuously evolving sexual harassment educational policy and program to help eliminate such instances and to educate staff and students on how and where to obtain help. Annually, PIMS invites members of the community to conduct discussions about consent, drug-and alcohol-facilitated sexual violence, among other topics.

Within the PIMS Security Report, which is sent to students annually, the policy is outlined with several off-campus alternatives (local and national organizations) providing assistance with crisis situations, domestic abuse, rape, and sexual harassment.

As a school policy, students, faculty, staff, and guests are encouraged to report all crimes and public safety related incidents to one of the campus security authorities in a timely manner. In fact, in accordance with ARTICLE XX-J (PA Public School Code 2019—Act 16), PIMS has created an online/anonymous reporting system for sexual violence or sexual harassment (see bold print below)

As a whole, we continuously work to prevent and respond to any incidences of assault in a consistent and confidential manner, while also ensuring that the victim(s) receive appropriate medical and emotional care and support. All school procedures, depending on the type of incident are outlined within the report listed above.

If you are a victim of a crime and you would like to anonymously report any incidences of sexual assault, harassment, or any other concerns that can be done by submitting the claim in the drop down box provided below.

CLERY ACT

The Clery Act requires all institutions of higher education to publish an annual report of security policies and crime statistics. Information contained in this report was also solicited from local polices forces for identifying crimes that occurred on city streets and property adjacent to the PIMS campus.  In addition to this report, PIMS also reports its crime statistics to the Department of Education, which posts the information to their web site at https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety/#/.

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