About Us

Vision

USU sees an environment in which every individual has an opportunity to learn, work and contribute, and where full inclusion and respect for all people encourages creativity and productivity. The result will be students, faculty and staff working together, serving and strengthening our local, national and global communities.

Mission

We institutionalize affirmative action/equal opportunity concepts and actions into everyday operations and activities:

  • Advising and assisting the USU community in ensuring an equal opportunity environment, free of illegal discrimination and harassment (including sexual harassment).
  • Assisting with efforts to create a gender and ethnically diverse community of students, faculty and staff, in order to redress imbalances and enrich the university experience.

Annual Report

The annual report outlines the Office of Equity’s sexual misconduct and discrimination prevention and response efforts for August 2020-July 2021.

Volunteer and Intern With Us

The Office of Equity’s prevention and investigation/response teams have ongoing opportunities for students and employees to volunteer and intern. Learn more about how to get involved below.

Investigation/Response Team

  • Externships
    • Help with policy and procedure, investigatory work, and educational materials
    • Current law school students only
    • Remote work allowed
    • Contact Hilary Renshaw, USU Title IX Coordinator, at hilary.renshaw@usu.edu for more information
  • Process advisors
    • In an effort to ensure an equitable process for both claimants and respondents, the process advisor will serve in a neutral capacity and educate and explain University policy and procedures to the party related to the Office of Equity grievance process. The process advisor will ask questions on behalf of the party at the live hearing.
    • Current USU graduate students and employees only, all USU campuses
    • Paid hourly position
    • Remote work allowed
    • Contact Hilary Renshaw, USU Title IX Coordinator, at hilary.renshaw@usu.edu for more information

Prevention Team

  • Internships and volunteering
  • Peer educator team
    • Facilitate required incoming undergraduate student sexual misconduct prevention trainings at Logan campus
    • Applications for 2022-23 team are closed
    • Contact Jodie Goodman, Prevention Specialist, at jodie.goodman@usu.edu for more information

Office of Equity Staff Members

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Katie Freeman, BA

Katie Freeman, BA

Prevention/Supportive Measures Specialist

435-613-5023

katie.freeman@usu.edu

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