Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Title IX/Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity
Old Main 161 | 435.797.1266 | aaeo.usu.edu
Title IX Coordinator: Stacy Sturgeon |firstname.lastname@example.org
The Title IX/Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (Title IX/AA/EO) office implements federal, state, and university sexual violence and anti-discrimination laws, statutes, and policies, and strives to provide an atmosphere in which students, staff, faculty, and participants in USU-sponsored activities and programs can work, study, and live without fear of illegal discrimination or harassment.
Utah State University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran, (USU Policy #303) or any other status protected by university policy or local, state, or federal law. USU's sexual harassment policy prohibits all sexual misconduct, including sexual assault (USU policy #339)
Learn more about how the Title IX/AA/EO office addresses discrimination.
The Title IX/AA/EO office investigates, evaluates, and assists in the resolution of illegal discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment. Contact Title IX/AA/EO with any concerns about, observations of, or experiences with discrimination or sexual misconduct. Filing a report does not automatically start an investigation, and the office welcomes students, staff and faculty who just want to seek guidance about their course of action. Reporting an incident provides a way for the office to reach out and provide information about support services, resources, and all reporting options.
All information shared with the Title IX/AA/EO office is kept private as possible and may only be shared with a limited circle of university employees necessary to investigate an incident or provide support services and accommodations. University policy prohibits retaliation against individuals who file or participate in a Title IX/AA/EO investigation (USU Policy #305)
Support Services And Academic Assistance
Title IX/AA/EO provides interim measures to help students stay in school, even without an investigation. These measures could include referrals to counseling and support resources, access to academic accommodations, and changes in housing or work schedules, as well as other interim measures as needed.
More information about campus resources for preventing, responding to, and reporting sexual violence is available at usu.edu/sexual-assault.