10 Things to Know About Title IX

1. USU does not tolerate sexual misconduct.

USU’s Title IX Coordinator responds to allegations of sexual misconduct – sexual harassment, relationship violence (dating and domestic violence), stalking, sexual assault, or gender discrimination – and ensures compliance with federal Title IX regulations.

2. You can request confidentiality or no action when reporting an incident.

If you wish to maintain confidentiality or request that no investigation into a particular incident be conducted or disciplinary action taken, the Title IX Coordinator will evaluate that request in the context of the university’s responsibility to provide a safe, non-discriminatory environment. Learn about more resources.

3. USU's Title IX office is not a law enforcement agency.

The Title IX office is not a law enforcement agency. If you wish to pursue a criminal justice case, you should report the crime to the police department. USU has a limited ability to protect students and employees off campus.

4. You should report an incident to Title IX as soon as you are able.

You are encouraged to report as soon as possible after an incident in order to ensure preservation of evidence and to access supportive measures.

5. USU prohibits retaliation.

Retaliation (intimidation or harassment) in response to a sexual misconduct report or participation in an investigation is against USU policy.

6. USU has an amnesty policy to encourage reports of sexual misconduct.

You will not face discipline for drug or alcohol student code violations in connection with a report of sexual misconduct.

7. You can access supportive measures, even if you don't want to pursue disciplinary action.

This could include academic schedule adjustments, on-campus housing and work changes or extra time for assignments.

8. Both parties in a Title IX process can have a support person.

You have the opportunity to have a support person or advisor of your choosing to accompany you to any meeting in the Title IX process. Both parties in an investigation also have an equitable right to share their story and review evidence.

9. You have access to confidential resources.

You have access to confidential resources at USU, including therapists and advocates at the Sexual Assault and Anti-Violence Information (SAAVI) office and therapists at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). You can speak confidentially with these employees, who will not share your personal information, even with the Title IX Coordinator, without your permission.

10. If you report to Title IX, we encourage you to also work with a victim advocate.

An advocate can help you navigate your reporting options and provide support through both a Title IX investigation and a criminal investigation. They are not required to be impartial like the staff involved in Title IX investigations. Find an advocate.