The Advanced Studies Program will not tolerate and responds vigorously to any reported harassment, discrimination, bullying, hazing or sexual harassment of students, faculty, staff, or family members of employees residing on the grounds. Even when students or adults are not certain about whether they have been subject to or witnessed harassment, discrimination, hazing, or bullying, it is important that the behavior be reported.
An individual who needs to report an incident of harassment, discrimination, bullying, hazing, or sexual harassment may do so through one of three means:
Report the incident directly to the Program’s Director or Clark House personnel (the Health Center)
Report the incident to any trusted adult in the community (e.g. one’s intern, teacher, house supervisor, college counselor, the athletic director, or an assistant director)
Submit a report via Lighthouse Services. Lighthouse is an independent company hired by St. Paul’s School to provide a means for community members to report incidents without identifying the source of the report. Lighthouse can be contacted by:
Fax: 215-689-3885 (tell them you are at SPS)
Although there are circumstances in which an anonymous report can be better than none at all, it is far more difficult to determine the facts of what occurred if complaints are made anonymously. Also, while the Program cannot promise strict confidentiality, because information must be shared in order to conduct an effective investigation, the Program releases information concerning complaints of harassment, discrimination, hazing, bullying, and retaliation only on a need-to-know basis, such as to conduct a comprehensive investigation or to ensure that the requirements of this policy and applicable law are met.