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
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
Email: [email protected]
HHS/Office for Civil Rights
1961 Stout Street
Denver, CO 80294
Customer Response Center: (800) 368-1019
Email: [email protected]
Reports & Complaints
Notice or complaints of discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation may be made using any of the following options:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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: