Student Resources: SUU's Title IX Office

Posted: February 02, 2023 | Author: Abbie Cochrane | Read Time: 3 minutes

Title IX OfficeSouthern Utah University strives to make campus a place where students, faculty, staff, and visitors feel safe and seen. One of the key resources in maintaining this environment is the Title IX Office. Title IX is a system provided to educate and deal with instances of discrimination, gender inequality, sexual harassment, sexual abuse, and sexual assault.

Title IX deals with some heavy topics, but the University has a wealth of information for you to help maintain a safe environment for everyone. Information regarding bystander intervention, consent, and other such topics is available online. Another valuable source is the responses to frequently asked questions by the Title IX Office. Students are encouraged to understand their role in keeping campus safe and free from sexual misconduct, and a great way to do so is to read up on the information provided by Title IX.

Title IX Policies

Title IX states that it is the responsibility of every member of the University community to foster an environment free of sexual misconduct. Any form of sexual misconduct on campus or involving someone attending SUU is strictly prohibited. Should any case of sexual misconduct come to light, Title IX will proceed with the following as per their policy;

  • Remedy or completely eliminate the effects of the sexual misconduct (visit the SUU Title IX website to learn more about campus and community resources)
  • Promote a campus community where sexual misconduct is not acceptable
  • Foster an environment to support and protect those who report instances of sexual misconduct
  • Exercise a fair and unbiased investigation with those involved
  • Execute disciplinary action as needed according to policy and the law, as determined by the degree of any violations to Title IX or any action that goes against the policies laid out by the Office of Equal Opportunity and Clery Compliance.
  • Strive to aid and protect those affected

Learn more about Title IX policies.


SUU stands with the courageous survivors of sexual misconduct and assault, whether they choose to report or not. Remember, reporting is a personal choice–it may not be the appropriate choice for everyone. It can be a long and painful process for survivors, but justice and peace is possible with the right advocate. However, your privacy and confidentiality are of the utmost importance.

To all survivors, you are seen. You are heard. And you are not alone. Your feelings and reactions to this subject are completely normal and valid. What happened was not your fault and there are so many resources available on campus to help you heal. Seek medical attention and counseling should you need it. Turn to your friends and other trusted loved ones as well, know that you have people who love you, support you, and stand with you. Remember, everyone’s healing process is unique and it’s okay to go at your own pace.

SUU’s Title IX Office

SUU’s Title IX Office exists for students to report sightings or experiences of the aforementioned situations. To contact the office, call 435-586-5419 or email You may find yourself feeling scared or worried about making a report, but the online reporting form allows you to stay anonymous. Remember, if it is witnessed, report it!

By standing together against such instances, SUU can be a safer place, free from harassment, discrimination, inequality, or misconduct of any kind. SUU is a caring community that strives to better its policies and encompass everyone on campus.

If you or someone you care about is in need of counseling or other mental health resources, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is available and ready to help.

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