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Title IX

Your Rights Under Title IX

What you need to know about gender discrimination and sexual harassment

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is committed to creating and maintaining an environment for all students, faculty and staff which is free of objectionable and disrespectful conduct and communication. The university PROHIBITS gender discrimination in any form, including sexual harassment. All students, faculty and staff are required to comply with this policy.

TITLE IX POLICY

GRIEVANCE PROCESS POOL

The USAO Grievance Process Pool is composed of trained USAO representatives and/or contracted trained individuals. Current USAO Grievance Process Pool Members are: 

Mike Coponiti, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, VP Business & Finance

Casey Ritter, Coordinator of Student Life & Housing

Nancy Hughes, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Dean of Students

Bobbie Shores, Director of Student Life & Housing

TRAINING MATERIALS

ATIXA Title IX Coordinator Level One Certification Course

ATIXA Title IX Coordinator Two Pressures, Politics, Sanctions, Minors and MOUs

ATIXA Title IX Hearing Officer & Decision-Maker Certification Course

ATIXA Civil Rights Investigator Level Two Training & Certification Course

COSA Title IX New Regulations Overview PowerPoint

COSA Title IX Presentation

U.S. Department of Education - Title IX

WHO TO CONTACT TO REPORT MISCONDUCT

University Title IX Coordinator
Monica M Trevino
Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Affairs
(405) 574-1226 (office)
(405) 574-1220 (fax)

Faculty & Staff
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Mike Coponiti
Vice President for Business and Finance
(405) 574-1333 (office)
(405) 574-1397 (fax)

Students
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Nancy Hughes
Dean of Students
(405) 574-1330 (office)
(405) 574-1220 (fax)

For Confidential Reporting Resources, Contact:
Catelyn Perry, Director of Counseling
Office: (405) 574-1326
Email: cperry@usao.edu

STUDENT RESOURCES

On Campus

USAO Security: (405) 222-8066

Monica Treviño, Title IX Coordinator: (405) 574-1357

Nancy Hughes, Deputy Title IX Coordinator: (405) 574-1330

Mike Coponiti, Deputy Title IX Coordinator: (405) 574-1333

Counseling Services: (405) 574-1326

Off Campus

Chickasha Police Department

Grady Co. Sheriff’s Department: (405) 224-0984 

Grady Memorial Hospital: (405) 224-2300

Grady Co. District Attorney’s Office: (405) 224-4770

Options Counseling: (405) 222-3018

Lighthouse Christian Guidance Center: (405) 222-8267

Byte & Associates: (405) 222-4786

Southwest Youth & Family Services: (405) 222-5437

Red Rock Behavioral Health Services: (405) 222-0622

Women’s Service & Family Resource Center Crisis Line: (405) 222-1818

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Hotline: (800) 522-7233

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Hotline: (800) 273-8255

Educational opportunities regarding sexual assault and its prevention are offered through the Student Services office. Programming will continue to be offered to the residence halls, athletic teams, as well as other interested groups.

Confidentiality shall be maintained to the greatest extent possible within the requirements of conducting reasonable investigations. Only those who have an immediate need to know may find out the identity of the parties.

It is illegal to retaliate against anyone who complains about sexual harassment or assists in a sexual harassment complaint. Retaliation, threats, or other forms of intimidation against any party involved will not be tolerated.