Policies & Procedures
Discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct is unwelcome at RMU, 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 RMU students, staff, and visitors.
RMU 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.
- Campus Diversity Statement
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.
Handbooks & Reports
- For more information specific to Title IX, please see the 2020 Nondiscrimination, Title IX, and Civil Rights Handbook.
- For other civil rights concerns, please see the 2019 Nondiscrimination, Nonharassment, Conduct, and Equity Resolution Process Handbook.
- For more information specific to Campus safety please review the 2023 Campus Safety and Security Report.
Institutional Equity Team
Title IX Coordinator:
Deputy Title IX Coordinators:
Training from the US Department of Education
An unofficial copy of the Rule, and the Department’s commentary about the Rule, can be viewed here; page references to the Rule or Preamble are to that version of the Rule and commentary found at that link. The official version of the Rule can be found here.
Title IX Webinars
The First Amendment and Title IX: An OCR Short Webinar
OCR Short Webinar on How to Report Sexual Harassment under Title IX
Conducting and Adjudicating Title IX Hearings: An OCR Training Webinar
OCR Webinar on Due Process Protections under the New Title IX Regulations
OCR Webinar on New Title IX Protections Against Sexual Assault
OCR Webinar: Title IX Regulations Addressing Sexual Harassment
OCR Short Webinar on Sexual Violence in Public Schools
Title IX Blog Entries
Training from the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA)
All of the above Investigators and Title IX Coordinators have been trained by ATIXA as an Investigator (Investigator Level One training). Materials available for review upon request so as to not infringe upon proprietary copyright laws.
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 RMU 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 RMU) that contains the Complainant’s physical or digital signature, or otherwise indicates that the Complainant is the person filing the complaint, and requests that RMU 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 Director of Institutional Equity (DoIE) online, use the form below:
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
Facsimile: (202) 453-6012
TDD#: (877) 521-2172
HHS/Office for Civil Rights
1961 Stout Street
Denver, CO 80294
Customer Response Center: (800) 368-1019
Fax: (202) 619-3818
TDD: (800) 537-7697
Reports Involving Employees
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
3300 North Central Avenue Suite 690
Phoenix, AZ 85012-2504
Phone: (800) 669-4000
Utah Labor Commission
160 East 300 South, 3rd Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6600
Phone: (801) 530-6800