The University of the Ozarks is committed to complying with all requirements as set forth by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”). As such, discrimination on the basis of sex or gender will not be tolerated in any of the University’s education programs or activities. Such discrimination includes, but is not limited to: sexual harassment; sexual assault; sex or gender-based bullying; hazing; stalking; relationship violence (including domestic violence and dating violence); and failure to provide equal opportunity in admissions, activities, employment or athletics.
The University of the Ozarks Title IX Coordinator will be informed of, and oversee, all complaints of sex discrimination and is responsible for identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems that arise during the review of such complaints. Questions or concerns regarding the University’s procedures and Title IX may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator:
Dean of Students/Title IX Coordinator
Student Life Office
Seay Student Center
The University of the Ozarks will make every effort to successfully complete the grievance process for complaints of sex discrimination/sexual misconduct over a period of 60 days or less. The party bringing the complaint will receive periodic status updates on the progress of the complaint and any subsequent appeals.
During the investigation and/or grievance process for complaints of sex discrimination or sexual misconduct, the University may take a number of interim actions in order to ensure the preservation of the educational experience and the campus environment of the party bringing the complaint. These actions may include, but are not limited to: imposing a no contact order on the responding party; residence hall room change for one or more involved parties; changes in academic schedules or assignments for one or both parties and interim suspension of the responding party.