RUSM is committed to providing an education conducive to the personal and professional development of each individual and is committed to maintaining an academic environment free of discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, genetic information, gender identity, status as a parent, marital status and any other legally protected classes in the relevant jurisdiction that complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments, and the local law. RUSM will not tolerate, condone or allow discrimination or harassment, whether engaged in by fellow students, faculty members, or non-faculty colleagues.
What is Discriminatory Harassment?
Examples of words or conduct that may violate this policy are:
What is Sexual Harassment?
Sexual harassment means unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or other conduct of a sexual nature, submission to which is made a condition of a person’s participation in their education. Sexual harassment occurs when a student is the recipient of conduct of a sexual nature where:
Whom to Contact if You Think That You Have Been Discriminated Against or Harassed
The Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs is available to serve as a resource to any student, non-faculty colleague or faculty member who has a sexual harassment inquiry or complaint. A representative in the Human Resources office is another available resource. These resource persons have information about applicable laws, RUSM rules and procedures, options available for resolution of complaints, and confidentiality requirements.
Individuals with a sexual harassment inquiry or complaint may be more comfortable speaking with someone of the same gender, and either the Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs or the Human Resources representative can assist in finding a resource person of the preferred gender.
Title IX Compliance
RUSM’s Title IX coordinator is responsible for RUSM’s overall compliance with Title IX, including response to reports of sexual misconduct affecting the campus community. Questions regarding the application of Title IX and RUSM’s compliance with it should be directed to the Title IX coordinators, whose contact information is available below. Students who wish to make a report of sexual misconduct affecting the campus community should follow the grievance procedure published in this Student Handbook.
Title IX Coordinator
Adtalem Global Education