Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action and Diversity

Sexual and Gender Based Discrimination, Harassment and other Sexual Misconduct:

Title IX Notice of Non-Discrimination

Idaho State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, or sexual orientation in its education programs or activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It reads: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex be excluded from participating in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." -Legal Citation: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation, 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX). Title IX protects all people regardless of their gender or gender identity from sex discrimination, which includes sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.

These actions are considered sexual harassment when such conduct is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that its effect, whether or not intended, is considered to be limiting the individual's ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities or opportunities offered by the university. Acts of verbal, non-verbal or physical aggression, intimidation or hostility if based on gender or gender-stereotyping may be considered sexual harassment, even if those acts do not involve conduct of a sexual nature.

These acts may be perpetrated against an individual who has not given consent or against an individual who is incapable of giving consent, due to the use of drugs, alcohol, or other incapacitation.

Retaliation

Any person who brings forward a complaint or participates in an investigation is protected from retaliation to the full extent of the law.

Complaints: Who to Contact

While compliance with the law is the responsibility of all members of the ISU community, listed below are the staff members who have primary responsibility for Title IX compliance. Concerned parties may choose to contact any of the following individuals and make a complaint under the grievance procedures at ISU. ISU is committed to resolving issues through our internal processes. We have programs designed to support and assist victims. Individuals also have the right to file a complaint directly with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) under the complaint process of the OCR.


Title IX Coordinator

Stacey Gibson
Director of Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Diversity
157 Rendezvous
921 South 8th Ave. Stop 8315
Pocatello ID 83209-8315
(208) 282-3973
gibssta2@isu.edu

Duties and Responsibilities: Monitoring and oversight of overall implementation of Title IX Compliance at the University, including coordination of training, education, communications, and administration of grievance procedures for faculty, staff students and other members of the University community.

Title IX Deputy Coordinators

For Students:

Jane C. Coe Smith
Director of Student Life
PSUB, Hypostyle, Room 204
921 South 8th Ave. Stop 8123
Pocatello ID 83209-8315
(208) 282-2794
coesjane@isu.edu

For Faculty, Staff and Visitors:

Brian Sagendorf
Director of Human Resources
Administration Building 108
921 South 8th Ave. Stop 8107
Pocatello ID 83209-8315
(208) 282-2517
milldave@isu.edu

For Athletics:

Nancy Graziano
Associate Athletic Director
South Side Holt Arena, Athletic Admin., Room 135K
921 South 8th Ave. Stop 8173
Pocatello ID 83209-8315
(208) 282-4503
graznanc@isu.edu


Additional Resources

To file a complaint of possible Title IX violations or to make an inquiry, you may contact one of the above individuals and you may also contact:

ISU Public Safety
(208) 282-2515 or pubsafe@isu.edu

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights
(800) 421-3481 or ocr@ed.gov


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