King's College is committed to providing a learning, working, and living environment that promotes personal integrity, civility, and mutual respect in an environment free of discrimination based on sex, which includes all forms of sexual misconduct.  Sexual harassment violates an individual's fundamental rights and personal dignity. King's College considers sexual harassment, in all its forms, to be a serious offense.  This policy refers to all forms of sexual harassment, including but not limited to, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual violence by employees, students, or third parties.

Title IX Statement on Non-Discrimination

King's College is committed to equal opportunity in the admission of students, the administration of educational programs and activities for employees and applicants for employment, without discrimination based on race, national, or ethnic origin, religion, gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, age, or disability, in accordance with applicable laws.

Sexual harassment defined

Sexual harassment based on sex is defined for this policy if any one of the following applies:

  • Any employee of the recipient conditioning the provision of aid, benefit, or service of the recipient on the individuals (complainant) participation in unwelcome sexual conduct. This form of sexual harassment is also referred to as quid pro quo.
  • Any unwelcome conduct that a reasonable person would find so severe, persuasive, and objectively offensive that if it denies a person equal educational access.
  • Any instance of dating violence, domestic violence or stalking as defined in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

The policy applies to sex discrimination occurring against a person in the United States.  Offenses outside of the United States will be heard under the Student Conduct Procedures.

If one of these three conditions is met as decided by the Title IX Coordinator the case will be investigated and if appropriate, adjudicated under the Sexual Harassment Policy.  There may be other sexual misconduct offenses that may be adjudicated using the Sexual Harassment Policy procedures, for example, off-campus incidents of sexual misconduct.  Other behaviors that are offenses of the Student Code of Conduct will be adjudicated through the Student Conduct Procedures.

The Sexual Harassment and Misconduct (Title IX) policy is available on the Student Handbook web page here.

How To Report

To file a formal complaint, a student must do so with the Title Coordinator providing an official report and request for an investigation to take place.  The Title IX coordinators are:

  • Title IX Coordinator: Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students: Dean Robert McGonigle, Office: John Lane C.S.C. House, 166 North Franklin Street, telephone number: 570.208.5875, email address: robertmcgonigle@kings.edu

To schedule an appointment with Dean McGonigle at: use this link.

  • Title IX Coordinator: Mrs. Regina Corchado, SHRM-SCP, Director of Human Resources Office: 181 North Franklin Street, office telephone 570-208-5968, mobile 570-266-3060, email address reginacorchado@kings.edu

Students may talk with a confidential advisor for advice, support, and to obtain information on the formal complaint process.  Confidential reporters are:

Counseling Center, Administration Building, telephone 570-208-5873

  • Brian Cook, Director of the Counseling Center
  • Mrs. Tina Arendash, Counselor
  • Ms. Ashley Ciavarella, Counselor

Campus Ministry Center, Jackson, and North Franklin Streets, telephone:  570 208-5890:

  • Fr. Russell McDougall C.S.C., Associate Director
  • Fr. Thomas Looney C.S.C., Director

Student Health Center, Andre Hall, North Street, telephone: 570-208-5852

  • Mrs. JoAnn Kosik, PA, Director

Students and employees may file anonymous reporters online in accordance with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania law.  For information on anonymous reporting, please go to the anonymous page reporting.

Students and employees can file a report online of an incident of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct at:

To file a complaint against a student use this link and for Report Type select Sexual Harassment by Student.

To file a complaint against an employee (faculty, staff or other) use this link and for Report Type select Title IX Report on Employee.

RESOURCES

Medical Treatment

Student Health Center, Andre Hall, Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 570.208.5852

Wilkes-Barre General Hospital Emergency Department: 24-hours 570.829.8111, 575 North River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18764

Geisinger Wyoming Valley: 24-hours 570.808.7300, 1000 East Mountain Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

Police and College Security

King's College Campus Safety and Security Department, Non-Emergency, Executive Director's Office: 570.208.8103 or 570.208.5900

Wilkes-Barre Police, Phone 911, 15 North Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

Emotional Support

  • Counseling Center, telephone: 570.208.5873, Administration Building, Sixth Floor
  • Residence Life Staff, telephone: 570.208.5856, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center
  • Campus Ministry, telephone: 570.208.5890, Chapel of Christ the King
  • Victim Resource Center: telephone: 570.823.0765, 360 East End Shopping Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
  • 24 Hour Complainants Hotline: telephone: 800.206.9050
  • Domestic Violence Center, telephone: 570.829.1341, 13 East South Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701; Domestic Violence Center Hotline 800.424.5600
  • Victim Witness Assistant, telephone: telephone: 570.208.5900, ext. 5294, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, Residence Life Suite
  • National Center for Complainants of Crime: Website
  • Stalking Resource Center, telephone: 202.467.8700 Website

Office of Civil Rights- Department of Education

Information about Title IX requirements is available from the Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights at their website.  The website has information on Title IX and how to file a complaint online.

The regional office can be contacted at the U.S. Department of Education, The Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East, Suite 515, Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323.  Telephone: (215) 656-8541.  Facsimile: (215) 656-8605.  Email: OCR.Philadelphia@ed.gov

Title IX Team

The Title IX Team (pool) is led by the Title IX Coordinators the Title IX hearing officers are available 24 hours a day, every day.

  • Dean Robert McGonigle, Title IX Coordinator, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, email: robertmcgonigle@kings.edu, office number: 570 208 5875, Cell:570 760 0307, Office:Rev. John Lane CSC House, 166 North Franklin Street
  • Mrs. Regina Corchado, Title IX Coordinator, Director of Human Resources, email: reginacorchado@kings.edu, Office number: 570-208-5962, Cell: 570-266-3060. Office: 181 North Franklin Street

Team members are:

  • Mr. Stephen Kopenis, Title IX Investigator, Senior Investigator, Campus Safety and Security, email: stephenkopenis@kings.edu, Office number: 570-208-5965, Cell: 570-760-0310, Office: 107 & 108 Alumni Hall, North Main Street
  • Mr. Nicholas Gushka, Title IX Investigator, Investigator, Campus Safety and Security, email: nicholasgushka@kings.edu, Office number: 570-208-8450, Cell: 570-266-9070, Office: 107 & 108 Alumni Hall, North Main Street
  • Mr. Thomas Butchko, Title IX Hearing Officer (employee), Associate Vice President, Procurement and Chief Facilities Officer, Email: thomasbutchko@kings.edu, Office number: 570-208-5928,
  • Mrs. Veronica Giamusso, Title IX Hearing Officer (employee), Sr. Human Resource Generalist, email: veronicagiamusso@kings.edu, Office number: 570-208-5902, Office: 181 North Franklin Street
  • Associate Dean Megan Casey, Title IX Hearing Officer (student), Associate Dean of Students for Residence Life, email: megancasey1475@kings.edu, Office number: 570-208-5856 Office: First Floor, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center
  • Mr. Steven Matusiewicz, Title IX Hearing Officer (student), Associate Director of Residence Life, email: stevenmatusiewicz@kings.edu, Office number: 570-208-5856, Office: First Floor, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center
  • Mr. Sean Cryan, Title IX Hearing Officer (student), Director of Campus Activities and Orientation, email: seancryan@kings.edu, Office number: 570-208-5802, Office: Campus Activities Suite, First Floor, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center
  • Mrs. Holly Kulp, Title IX Appeal Officer (employee), Controller and Chief Risk Officer, email: hollykulp@kings.edu, Office number: 570-208-8601, Office: Administration Building, 133 N. River Street
  • Ms. Cheryl Ish, Title IX Appeal Officer (student), Associate Vice President and Executive Director of Intercollegiate Sports and Recreation, Email: cherylish@kings.edu, Office Number:570-208-5855, Office: Scandlon Center, Auxiliary Gym, First Floor

The investigators carry out investigations for student and employee cases.  While team members primarily hear cases for either employee or students, they can hear any cases regardless if the respondent is an employee or student.

Title IX Team Training

Each member of the Title IX Team has received specialized training on sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and Title IX.  Each of the team members received training on Title IX pre-new regulations; the list below primarily includes only training completed after May 6, 2020, when the new regulations were issued.  The list also only includes training where materials are available to post.

Mr. Thomas Butchko, Title IX Hearing Officer

Associate Dean Megan Casey, Title IX Hearing Office

Mrs. Regina Corchado, Title IX Coordinator

Mr. Sean Cryan, Title IX Hearing Officer

Mrs. Veronica Giamusso, Title IX Hearing Officer

Mr. Nicholas Gushka, Title IX Investigator

Ms. Cheryl Ish, Title IX Appeal Officer

Mr. Stephen Kopenis, Title IX Investigator

Mrs. Holly Kulp, Title IX Appeal Officer

Mr. Steven Matusiewicz, Title IX Hearing Officer

Dean Robert McGonigle, Title IX Coordinator