Dear PLNU Community,
At the end of November 2017, an allegation of faculty misconduct was brought to the university’s attention. University leadership took the allegation seriously and immediately hired an independent firm specializing in Title IX and misconduct investigations. In accordance with established policy, the faculty member was placed on a leave of absence pending the outcome of the investigation.
If you should have concerns around these issues, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Wellness Center counselors are also available to discuss your concerns in a confidential setting. The Wellness Center may be reached at (619) 849-2574.
PLNU is committed to providing a safe environment for all students, faculty, staff and guests and we expect all members of our community to live out our shared values. In light of the confidentiality obligations that are attendant to the federal Title IX laws - and to safeguard the integrity of this investigation - we must maintain the confidentiality of all those involved and ask that any outside inquiries or questions that may arise be directed to Jill Monroe, PLNU’s Director of Public Affairs at (619) 813-0679.
Caye Barton Smith, Psy.D.
Vice President for Student Development
Title IX Coordinator