General Catalog 2020-2021

Sexual Discrimination

The University takes all complaints regarding sex-based discrimination seriously and is committed to promptly investigating the circumstances of a complaint to determine occurrence of incident, ensure complainants safety, and provide remedies. The USU has appointed a Title IX Coordinator with the primary responsibilities in the oversight of implementation and monitoring of non-discriminatory policies, coordination of training and communications, and administering complaint/grievance procedures regarding discrimination.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 requires universities to respond promptly and effectively to complaints of all kinds of sexual misconduct. Title IX is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex-based discrimination which includes all forms of sexual violence or misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. The law protects all USU faculty, staff, and students against sex-based discrimination.

Reporting Discrimination Incidents or Concerns

Liz Fernandez, Sr. Director of Regulatory Compliance and Institutional Effectiveness/Title IX Coordinator
Telephone: 619-876-4250

Reporting Incidents or Concerns

The University takes sexual discrimination and misconduct of any type seriously and any member of the community should immediately report the concerns about, or incidents of, harassment or discrimination. An individual who believes they have been victims of harassment or discrimination should report the incident to the Title IX Coordinator.  The Title IX policy can be located under Academic Policies and Procedures.