STS is committed to practice equal opportunity for faculty, employees and students without regard to an individual’s race, color, national origin, marital status, sex, disability, or age in application of any policy, practice, rule, or regulation.

“In compliance with federal law, including the Provision of Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973,and American for Disabilities Act of 1990, Shepherds Theological Seminary does not illegally discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or military service in the administration of educational policies, programs, or activities, its admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, or other Seminary administered programs, or employment. The school maintains its Christ-centered, biblically-based Christian character, but does not discriminate on the basis of religion, except to the extent that applicable law respects its right to act in furtherance of its religious objective. Questions regarding Shepherd’s non-discrimination policy and its compliance with Title IX regulations may be directed to Pam Gerace, Title IX Coordinator: 6051 Tryon Rd., Cary NC 27518; titleix@shepherds.edu919-573-5350.”

STS is committed to a learning, working, and social community in which students, faculty, and administrative staff are free from harassment. We see such a policy to be an expression of our belief in the dignity of human beings made in the image of God, and their right to be treated accordingly. Any incidents of harassment will be regarded extremely seriously and can be grounds for disciplinary action which may include dismissal or expulsion.

  1. Harassment of any individual for any reason is not acceptable at STS. Harassment that may arise in situations unique to a given interpersonal relationship or in actions rooted in an attitude toward a group—including age, color, disability, national origin, sex, gender identity, race, religion, class, institutional status, or sexual orientation—is expressly forbidden.
  2. Harassment must be distinguished from behavior that, even though unpleasant or disconcerting, is appropriate to the carrying out of certain instructional, advisory, or supervisory responsibilities.
  3. Harassment may take two forms: (1) the unwelcome verbal or physical conduct interferes significantly with an individual’s work or education, and (2) the use a position of authority to engage in unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors. Both these forms are forbidden in the Seminary workplace and class room.
  4. The conduct alleged to constitute harassment under this Policy shall be evaluated from the perspective of a reasonable person similarly situated to the complainant and in consideration of the context of the behavior.
  5. This Harassment Policy shall be applied in a manner that protects the academic freedom of all parties to a complaint, including the civil expressions of ideas.

If you have experienced harassment of any sort covered by Title IX, please contact Pam Gerace, Title IX Coordinator: 6051 Tryon R., Cary, NC 27518; titleix@shepherds.edu; 919-573-5350.