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Institutional Equity

Fostering an Equitable University Environment

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

Institutional Equity Team

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions has determined that the administrators listed below are Officials with Authority (OWA) to address and correct harassment, discrimination, and/or retaliation, per federal guidance and regulation. The University has also determined that all employees serve as Mandated Reporters of any knowledge they have that a member of the community is experiencing harassment, discrimination, and/or retaliation.

Title IX Coordinator:

Ray Rodriguez

MPH, MCHES

Senior Director of Institutional Equity, Title IX & ADA Coordinator

Deputy Title IX Coordinators:

Sabrina Calica

Institutional Equity Specialist, Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Nick Starr

MBA, CCP, CBP

Chief Human Resources and Strategy Officer, Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Decision Makers:

Cynthia Jeffs

SIS Project Specialist, Decision Maker

Daisy Rosado-Cantrell

MSML

Chief of Staff, Decision Maker

Lori Sisk-Robinson

MED

Vice President of Student Affairs, Decision Maker

Investigators:

Malary Bartholomew

Assistant Registrar, Investigator

Mace Hamblin

DHSc, MPA

Faculty DMSc, Investigator

Karen Newmeyer

JD, MLS, AHIP

Director, Learning Resource Center, Investigator

Laura McElhaney

Faculty DMSc, Investigator

Kelly Robinson

C.Sc.D., CCC-SLP

Assistant Capstone Coordinator, Investigator

Brad Spencer

IT Services Engineer, Investigator

Dailie Todd

MSML

Student Success Manager

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.

Main Title IX Info from the US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights

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:

    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 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:

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
Facsimile: (202) 453-6012
TDD#: (877) 521-2172
Email: OCR@ed.gov
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: ocrmail@hhs.gov

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