Institutional Equity

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Policies & Procedures

Discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct is unwelcome at RMUoHP, and should be reported to the appropriate parties so that it can be investigated, remedied, and addressed to both stop the offense and limit or eliminate further harm to students, staff, and visitors.

RMUoHP has created extensive policies and procedures, in compliance with federal regulations, that address harassment, discrimination, and misconduct. These include:

• Title IX – gender and sex-based harassment or discrimination

• ADA – disability related discrimination

• any harassment or discrimination by protected class.

For more information specific to Title IX, please see the 2020 Nondiscrimination, Title IX, and Civil Rights Handbook For all other civil rights concerns, please see the 2019 Nondiscrimination, Nonharassment, Conduct, and Equity Resolution Process Handbook.

Complaints or notice of alleged policy violations or inquiries about or concerns regarding this policy and procedures may be made internally to an institutional equity officer.

Institutional Equity Team

Ray Rodriguez

Ray Rodriguez

MPH, MCHES

Institutional Equity Officer,
Title IX & ADA Coordinator

Room 195, Building 3

385.375.8798

[email protected]

Nick Starr

Nick Starr

MBA, CCP, CBP

Human Resources Manager, Title IX Deputy Coordinator

Room 188, Building 3

385.375.8658

[email protected]

Mark Horacek

Mark Horacek

PT, MS, PhD

Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs & Provost, Title IX Deputy Officer

Room 136, Building 3

385.375.8340

[email protected]

Emily Dykstra

Emily Dykstra

PhD

Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness, Title IX Decision-Maker & Hearing Officer

Room 205, Building 3

385.375.8349

[email protected]

Cynthia Jeffs

Cynthia Jeffs

Registrar, Title IX Decision-Maker & Hearing Officer

Room 125, Building 3

385.375.8316

[email protected]

External Inquiries

External Inquiries

Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20202-1100

Customer Service Hotline #: (800). 421.3481

Fax: (202).453.6012

TDD#: (877).521.2172

Email: [email protected]

Web: http://www.ed.gov/ocr

HHS/Office for Civil Rights

1961 Stout Street

Room 08-148

Denver, CO 80294

Customer Response Center: (800) 368-1019

Fax: (202).619.3818

TDD: (800).537.7697

Email: [email protected]

Complaints Involving Employees

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

3300 North Central Avenue

Suite 690

Phoenix, AZ 85012-2504

United States

Phone: (800).669.4000

Utah Labor Commission

160 East 300 South, 3rd Floor

Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6600

Phone: (801).530.6800

Reports & Complaints

Notice or complaints of discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation may be made using any of the following options:

    1. File a complaint with, or give verbal notice to, the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Title IX Coordinator (see directly above). Such report may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by using the telephone number or email address, or by mail to the office address listed for the Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Coordinators, or Decision-Makers listed above.
    2. Report online, using the reporting form posted below. Anonymous reports are accepted but can give rise to a need to investigate. The   University attempts to provide supportive measures to all Complainants, which is impossible with an anonymous report. Reporting carries no obligation to initiate a formal response; the University respects Complainant requests to dismiss complaints unless there is a compelling threat to health and/or safety. As a result, the Complainant is largely in control and should not fear a loss of privacy by reporting that allows the University to discuss and provide supportive measures.
    3. Report using the RMUoHP Discrimination Hotline at 385.375.8344.

A formal complaint means a document submitted or signed by either the Complainant or the Title IX Coordinator, alleging a policy violation by a Respondent and requesting that the University investigate the allegation(s). Verbal notification is not necessarily a formal complaint.

A formal complaint may be filed with the Title IX Coordinator in person, by mail, or by electronic mail, by using the contact information in the section immediately above, or as described in this section. As used in this section, “filing a formal complaint” means a document or electronic submission (such as by electronic mail or through an online portal provided for this purpose by RMUoHP) that contains the Complainant’s physical or digital signature, or otherwise indicates that the Complainant is the person filing the complaint, and requests that RMUoHP investigate the allegations.

For further information on discrimination, harassment, or related civil rights issues, please see here.

To report an incident of harassment or misconduct to the Institutional Equity Officer online, use the form below: