Roseman University of Health Sciences does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs or activities it operates and the university is required by Title IX not to discriminate in such a manner. The Title IX requirement not to discriminate in Roseman’s educational programs and activities extends to admission and employment. Sexual harassment, including peer-on-peer sexual harassment, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited under Title IX. Title IX polices apply only to sex discrimination occurring against a person in the United States.

Roseman’s Title IX policy addresses the university’s grievance procedures and grievance process, including how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the university will respond to a report and formal complaint of sex discrimination.

Roseman University’s Title IX Coordinator for the all of the University’s campuses (i.e., Henderson, Summerlin, and South Jordan) is:

Michael DeYoung, PhD
Vice President for Student Services
Office # 161
11 Sunset Way
Henderson, NV 89014
(702) 968-2006
mdeyoung@roseman.edu

Reporting of Title IX Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex, Including Sexual Harassment

Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator, or by any other means that results in the Title IX Coordinator receiving the person’s verbal or written report. Such a report may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by using the telephone number or electronic mail address, or by mail to the office address, listed for the Title IX Coordinator.

Roseman University Title IX Policies and Training Materials for Title IX Personnel

Roseman University Title IX Policy, Including Reporting and Grievance Procedures (link to PDF)
Roseman University Title IX Training Materials for Title IX Personnel (link to PDF)

Q. Who is Roseman University’s Title IX Coordinator and how do I contact this person?
A. Roseman University’s Title IX Coordinator for the all of the University’s campuses (i.e., Henderson, Summerlin, and South Jordan) is:
Michael DeYoung, PhD
Vice President for Student Services
Title IX Coordinator
Office # 161
11 Sunset Way
Henderson, NV 89014
(702) 968-2006
Email

Q. What does Roseman’s Title IX Coordinator do?
A. The Title IX Coordinator coordinates Roseman University’s efforts to comply with its Title IX responsibilities. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Receiving reports of sexual harassment.
• Promptly contacting a complainant to discuss the availability of supportive measures as required by Title IX regulations, consider a complainant’s wishes with respect to supportive measures, inform a complainant of the availability of supportive measures with or without the filing of a formal complaint, and explain to a complainant the process for filing a formal complaint.
• Coordinating the effective implementation of supportive measures.
• Effectively implement any remedies required by the outcome of the University’s Title IX grievance and adjudication process.

Q. What is sexual harassment under the Title IX regulations?
A. Title IX defines sexual harassment as:
Conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the conditions defined below that occurs in a Roseman University educational program or activity against a person in the United States:
(1) An employee of the University conditioning the provision of an aid, benefit, or service of the University on an individual’s participation in unwelcome sexual conduct;
(2) Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the University’s education program or activity; or
(3) “Dating Violence” as defined in 34 U.S.C. 12291(a)(10), “Domestic Violence” as defined in 34 U.S.C. 12291(a)(8), “Sexual Assault” as defined in 20 U.S.C. 1092(f)(6)(A)(v), or “Stalking” as defined in 34 U.S.C. 12291(a)(30).

Q. Who can report sexual harassment? How does someone report sexual harassment?
A. Any person may report sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator, or by any other means that results in the Title IX Coordinator receiving the person’s verbal or written report. Such a report may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by using the telephone number or electronic mail address, or by mail to the office address, listed for the Title IX Coordinator.

Q. What does the Title IX Coordinator do when the Coordinator receives a report of sexual harassment?
A. When the Title IX Coordinator receives a report of sexual harassment, the Title IX Coordinator must promptly contact (within at least three (3) business days) the person who is reported as being harassed (the complainant) to:
• discuss the availability of supportive measures as defined by Title IX policy,
• consider the complainant’s wishes with respect to supportive measures,
• inform the complainant of the availability of supportive measures with or without the filing of a formal complaint, and
• explain to the complainant the process for filing a formal complaint.

Q. I am making an allegation of sexual harassment or I am being formally accused of sexual harassment, do I have the right to an advisor throughout the University’s Title IX grievance process?
A. YES. An advisor is an individual selected by a respondent, complainant, Title IX Coordinator or Title IX Decision-maker to advise and assist a respondent or complainant throughout the University’s Title IX process. An advisor may be, but is not required to be, an attorney. The University does not require an advisor to satisfy any minimum requirements, complete any training, demonstrate competence in Title IX policies and procedures, and/or to be free of conflicts of interest. However, the University reserves the right to restrict what an advisor can do during the various steps of the Title IX grievance process. For example, an advisor is not allowed to make oral statements, ask questions, or raise objections during a Title IX investigative interview. Additionally, a Roseman employee or student who is serving as an advisor is prohibited from attending a Title IX investigative interview or from independently initiating a Title IX interview with any party or witness.

Q. What will happen if someone tells a Roseman faculty member or a Roseman staff member that a Roseman student was sexually harassed or is currently being sexually harassed?
A. Roseman University does not require a Roseman faculty member or staff member to report an allegation that a student was sexually harassed or is currently being sexually harassed to a Dean or the University’s Title IX Coordinator. However, a Roseman faculty member or staff member, retains the right to report an allegation of sexual harassment, even if the faculty or staff member promised the person reporting the allegation that the faculty or staff member would not disclose the allegation to anyone else.

Q. What will happen if someone tells a Dean or Campus Dean of a College that a Roseman student was sexually harassed or is currently being sexually harassed?
A. Roseman University requires a Dean or Campus Dean of a College to report the allegation of sexual harassment to the Title IX Coordinator, even if the person making the report demands that the Dean or Campus Dean not disclose the allegation to anyone else.

Q. What will happen if a student tells a College Dean, a Campus Dean or a Title IX Coordinator that a Roseman EMPLOYEE or preceptor sexually harassed or is currently sexually harassing a Roseman student?
A. The Title IX Coordinator will promptly contact the student reported to be sexually harassed by the Roseman employee or preceptor. If this student chooses to file a formal complaint, the Roseman employee has the same due process rights as a Roseman student accused of sexual harassment as provided by the University’s Title IX policy.

Q. I am a Roseman student or employee and I think I might be accused of sexually harassing a Roseman student or I am being accused of sexually harassing a student, what will happen to me?
A. If a formal complaint of sexual harassment is filed, the respondent (the person accused of sexual harassment) has due process rights provided by the University’s Title IX grievance policy. These Title IX due process rights include, but are not limited, to:
• Declining to participate in a Title IX investigation
• The exclusion of any evidence unlawfully obtained
• Reviewing a draft of a Title IX Investigative Report before it is finalized by the Title IX Investigator
• Declining to attend a Title IX hearing
• Submitting evidence and requesting witnesses to appear for a Title IX hearing
• When attending a Title IX hearing, the right to decline to answer questions or even to be cross examined at all
• Through an advisor, the right to cross examine the person who filed the formal complaint of sexual harassment as well as any witnesses, during a Title IX hearing
• Appealing a Title IX Decision-maker’s determination of responsibility

However, before the conclusion of the University’s Title IX grievance process or even if the Title IX grievance process is not initiated, the University has the right to implement measures that are designed to restore or preserve equal access to the University’s educational programs or activities that do not unreasonably burden a respondent, including measures designed to protect the physical safety of the University’s students or employees or to deter sexual harassment. Therefore, the University is not prohibited from implementing all measures that place any burden on a respondent, but only those that unreasonably burden a respondent.