Institutional Equity

Fostering an equitable University environment.
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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 RMUoHP 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.

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.
Ray Rodriguez

Ray Rodriguez

MPH, MCHES

Institutional Equity Officer,
Title IX & ADA Coordinator

Room 195, Building 3
385.375.8798
ray.rodriguez@rm.edu

Nick Starr

Nick Starr

MBA, CCP, CBP

Human Resources Manager, Title IX Deputy Coordinator

Room 188, Building 3
385.375.8658
nick.starr@rm.edu

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
mark.horacek@rm.edu

Emily Dykstra

Emily Dykstra

PhD

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

Room 205, Building 3
385.375.8349
emily.dykstra@rm.edu

Cynthia Jeffs

Cynthia Jeffs

Registrar, Title IX Decision-Maker & Hearing Officer

Room 125, Building 3
385.375.8316
cynthia.jeffs@rm.edu

Investigators:

Mace Hamblin

Mace Hamblin

DHSc, MPA

Associate Professor & Principal Faculty, DMSc Program

801.734.6831
mace.hamblin@rm.edu

Karen Newmeyer

Karen Newmeyer

JD, MLS, AHIP

Learning Resource Center Director

385.375.8361
karen.newmeyer@rm.edu

Dailie Todd

Dailie Todd

Student Success Manager

385.248.5514
dailie.todd@rm.edu

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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.

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

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:

    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:

External Inquiries

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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

Reports 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