Office of Equity Compliance and Title IX

Mission

DSU’s Office of Equity Compliance & Title IX promotes equity and inclusion in DSU’s educational programs and workplace through education, prevention and response to reports and complaints. The Office promptly, fairly and in a confidential manner responds to and addresses concerns of sex-based and non-sex-based discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence and sexual assault) and retaliation, to stop harm, remedy the effects, and prevent recurrence.

If you have questions or concerns regarding possible sex-based or non-sex-based discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence and sexual assault), or retaliation, please contact the Office of Equity Compliance & Title IX using the Incident Reporting Form on this web page or via email to report@dixie.edu, or by contacting DSU’s Interim TIX Coordinator Abby Del Giacco via email at titleix@dixie.edu or by phone at 435-652-7731.

Title IX

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” – 20 U.S.C. § 1681 & 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (1972)  Title IX prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation on the basis of sex in any federally-funded education program or activity and is such misconduct is prohibited by the University. See University Policy 154 https://dixie.edu/wp-content/uploads/formidable/52/154.pdf.

DISCRIMINATION

The University prohibits treating anyone differently based on protected classes when it results in a negative impact to the person’s employment or educational experience. Protected classes include race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

DSU Policy Statement

Dixie State University (DSU) employees, students, and visitors are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that demonstrates respect for others and does not infringe upon the rights of others. DSU is firmly committed to maintaining an environment that is safe for work and education activities. All forms of sex-based and non-sex-based discrimination, harassment (including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking) are strictly prohibited. Retaliation against individuals who report or may report any of this misconduct is also strictly prohibited. When these offenses are reported to the University, DSU will take prompt action to investigate, convey the availability of support services, end the misconduct, prevent its recurrence, provide resources for those whose rights have been violated, and provide resolution through equitable grievance procedures and appropriate sanctions.

Anti-Discrimination Statement

Dixie State is committed to providing an environment free from harassment and other forms of discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or veteran status. Such harassment or discrimination undermines the sense of the human dignity and belonging of all people in the environment. – Policy and Procedure Manual 154

Contact

Report concerns to the Interim Title IX Coordinator by phone, via email at titleix@dixie.edu or report@dixie.edu, or by completing the Incident Reporting Form.

Abby Del Giacco

Interim Title IX Coordinator

Email: titleix@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7731