Vice President for Student Services

Public Notification

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination and applies to public and private educational institutions receiving federal funds.

It reads:  “No person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any academic, extracurricular, research, occupational training, or other education program or activity operated by a recipient that receives federal financial assistance.”

While Title IX is most often viewed through the lens of equity in athletics, the legislation applies to all areas of the University experience.  The Office of Civil Rights requires the University to designate one or more employees to coordinate its efforts to comply with Title IX and to notify students, employees and interested parties of such designations.

On the campus of Southern Utah University the following individuals are charged with coordinating Title IX efforts:

Dr. Deb Hill, PhD, Title IX Coordinator
435-586-5419
hilld@suu.edu

Mr. David McGuire, Deputy Coordinator
Director of Human Resources
435.586.7755
mcguire@suu.edu
Primary constituency: Employees

Mr. Jerry Roeder, Deputy Coordinator
Assistant Vice President for Student Services / Dean of Students
Sharwan Smith Center, Suite 201
435.586.7710
gerardroeder@suu.edu
Primary constituency: Students

Jenna Ayers, Deputy Coordinator
Athletic's Senior Women's Administrator
435.865.7753
jennaayers@suu.edu
Primary constituency: Athletics

If members of the University community have concerns or questions, they are encouraged to reach out to anyone of the representatives listed above.

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