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. University Community Members are expected to conduct themselves in a manner which demonstrates respect for others and does not infringe upon the rights of others. The Office of Equity Compliance and Title IX promptly and fairly responds to concerns of sex-based harassment, non-sex-based discrimination, sexual harassment (including sexual violence and sexual assault), non-sex-based harassment, and retaliation, in order to stop harm, remedy the effects, and prevent recurrence.

If you have questions or concerns regarding possible sex-based harassment, non-sex-based discrimination, sexual harassment (including sexual violence and sexual assault), non-sex-based harassment, 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 Director of Equity Compliance / Title IX Coordinator, Hazel Sainsbury via email at Hazel.Sainsbury@dixie.edu or by phone at 435-652-7747.

Title IX Prohibition of Sex-Based Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

“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.

Notice of University’s Commitment to, and Prohibition Against, Discrimination

The University is committed to maintaining an environment in which every member of the University Community is treated with respect and dignity, equal opportunities are promoted, and discriminatory practices, including unlawful discrimination, are prohibited. The University does not tolerate harassment or unlawful discrimination against any member of the University Community due to any protected class under applicable law. The University prohibits discrimination against, and the University does not exclude from participation in, deny the benefits of, or subject any individual or group to discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state or local law. The University prohibits retaliation against any member of the University Community who engages in a Protected Activity.

Commitment & Response

Retaliation against individuals who report or may report any of this misconduct is also strictly prohibited. When allegations of sex-based discrimination, non-sex-based discrimination, sexual harassment (including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking), non-sex-based harassment, or retaliation are reported to the University, the Office of Equity Compliance and Title IX will take prompt action to review and resolve the reported concern including: explaining the availability of supportive measures and resources; providing information about reporting options; evaluating and investigating the allegations; providing an equitable grievance process to address the allegations and prevent recurrence through appropriate sanctions/corrective action/discipline. The Office of Equity Compliance also provides preventative education for students and employees.

University Title IX Nondiscrimination Notice and Prohibition Against Sex-Based Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Retaliation:

The University does not discriminate, and prohibits discrimination, on the basis of sex including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, or parental, family or marital status, or sexual orientation, in any education program or activity that it operates, including in admission and employment. The University also prohibits sexual harassment and retaliation as defined in this policy. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations to the University may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator and/or to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. Contact information for both is located at: https://titleix.dixie.edu/.

Contact

Report concerns to the Hazel Sainsbury, Director of Equity Compliance and Title IX Coordinator by phone, via email at titleix@dixie.edu or report@dixie.edu, or by completing the Incident Reporting Form.

Hazel Sainsbury

Director of Equity Compliance / Title IX Coordinator

Email: Hazel.Sainsbury@dixie.edu; TitleIX@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7747

Office: HCC 579

Abby Del Giacco

Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Email: TitleIX@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7731