Title IX at the University of Arizona 

The University of Arizona is committed to providing a safe and positive living, learning, and working environment. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all students, staff, faculty, and visitors can enjoy the benefits and opportunities the University has to offer in an environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual assault and sexual harassment, stalking, rape, acquaintance rape, domestic violence, and/or dating violence.


The Process 

The University of Arizona has equitable procedures in place to promptly, thoroughly and fairly address concerns and complaints of harassment or discrimination while being mindful of the rights and unique needs of all parties and of due process.

Both parties have an opportunity to meet (separately) with a conduct administrator to present their perspectives, and provide witnesses or information, to bring an advisor to the meeting and to ask questions and seek clarification.

After a review of the information and facts of a complaint, a decision will be made about whether it is more likely than not that a violation of code or policy took place and sanctions, if appropriate, will be issued. Appropriate options for review or appeal will be given to all parties.

Interim actions can be taken before any decisions on the alleged conduct are made. Interim actions are short-term, remedial measures to ensure the safety of all individuals involved and the fairness of the complaint process. These are not decisions about responsibility. They can include no contact orders, changes to on-campus housing, or changes to class or activity schedules and, in some cases, interim suspension.

Interim Additional Protocols for Student Disciplinary Proceedings Involving Sex Discrimination Under ABOR Policy 5-403


How can the Survivor Advocates help me with Title IX? 

If you are interested in learning more about the Title IX process at the University of Arizona the Survivor Advocate can meet with you confidentality to discuss your options. If you decide to pursue the Title IX process the Survivor Advocate can serve as an advisor to you in the process and provide support during the investigative process; including intake meetings, hearings, and follow up appointments.


Retaliation

Retaliation of any kind against individuals who report concerns or who participate in an investigative process is prohibited.