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Frequently Asked Questions about DBU’s Title IX Procedures

 

Tamy Rogers, our Title IX Coordinator works to ensure that the entire University community, including faculty, staff, students, and visitors to our campus, are in compliance with Title IX. She also serves as our Director of Human Resources, is well-trained in Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act, the Clery Act, and best practices relating to dealing with sexual misconduct cases on college campuses.

Additionally, we have designated Kelly Anderson, the Director of Residence Life, as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator for students. She is well-known by the students and has served as a great resource for our students in this important area.

Formal reports of sexual misconduct may be made to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator via email, phone, or in person at the contact information below:

Tamy Rogers
Title IX Coordinator
Dallas Baptist University
3000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, Texas 75211
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214-333-5158 (office)

Kelly Anderson
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students
Dallas Baptist University
3000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, Texas 75211
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214-333-5433 (office)

We annually train students about issues concerning sexual assault, sexual violence, harassment, and other sexual misconduct through a variety of mediums. These include lectures for all of our Foundations for Excellence classes, presentations to all campus residents at the beginning-of-the-year University Housing meetings, training for Resident Assistants and Resident Directors, presentations to all members of our student organizations, discussion with our the Student Government Association, and a training at the annual Student Athlete kickoff meeting.

Any victim may directly contact the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator via email, phone, or in person. Formal reports of sexual misconduct may be made to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator at the contact information below:

Tamy Rogers
Title IX Coordinator
Dallas Baptist University
3000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, Texas 75211
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
214-333-5158 (office)

Kelly Anderson
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students
Dallas Baptist University
3000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, Texas 75211
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
214-333-5433 (office)

In addition, the victim may speak with their Resident Assistant, Resident Director of their dorm, Dean of Students, Vice President for Student Affairs, or any staff member in the Student Affairs area, and everyone in these areas has been trained to inform the Title IX Coordinator of the situation.

While reports can be made by the victim directly, our full-time and part-time faculty and staff are also trained to know that they are required to report any knowledge of sexual assault, sexual violence, sexual harassment, or other serious sexual misconduct.

We want the student to be able proceed with a criminal investigation with the local police if they choose to do so. With this in mind, we have a victim advocate who will work with our Title IX Coordinator and the DBU Police Department to ensure that the victim is able to connect with the proper local police department if they want to press charges. The victim advocate will also help provide the victim with connections to medical help, our Counseling Center, and other important resources.

We have designated a Victim Advocate who is assigned to help provide resources and support for victims throughout the investigation process. This Victim Advocate will help to connect the victim with medical attention, the local police, our Counseling Center, and other vital resources. Likewise, the Victim Advocate will help the victim understand how to make a report to the Title IX Coordinator and know of the appropriate dates for hearings or meetings associated with the case.

In every situation, the Title IX Coordinator, in coordination with our Vice President for Student Affairs and Vice President for Executive Affairs, will first assess whether interim measures need to be taken to protect the victim. These could include measures such as a no-contact order, revision of academic schedule or accommodations regarding exams/assignments, change in housing arrangements, a change in work schedule/job assignment, removing the respondent from campus, or other interim measures. These interim measures are important in helping to ensure the safety of the victim while the investigation is ongoing.

We have made it an affirmative duty for all faculty and staff to report these issues to the Title IX Coordinator; this duty applies to all coaches, trainers, administrators, full-time and part-time faculty, and full-time and part-time staff members alike.

Faculty and staff are informed of this duty to report through a variety of mediums, including Title IX presentations at Faculty Workshops and Adjunct Faculty Workshops, meetings with all athletic department coaches and staff, trainings for staff, presentations to our new faculty/staff orientation, memos that are sent to our faculty and staff, and online trainings that are made available to all faculty and staff.

In any situation of sexual abuse, we have a responsibility to report it to the proper authorities. On campus, we have established our own Police Department, and they are trained in handling reports of sexual abuse. DBU has agreements in place with multiple local law enforcement agencies, and because of the robust resources available to those agencies in the investigation of sexual crimes, the DBU Police Department has a policy of referring all cases of sexual assault, sexual violence, or other serious sexual crimes to the Dallas Police Department (DPD). The DPD will assume primary investigative responsibility for all reports of sexual violence, with DBU’s Police Department providing support to the DPD in any investigation relative to support services, collection and/or preservation of evidence, and coordination between any criminal investigation and an investigation conducted pursuant to Title IX.

In order to encourage reports of conduct prohibited under this policy, a student who, in good faith, reports being the victim of, or witness to sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking will be entitled to amnesty from disciplinary actions by the University. DBU reserves the right to investigate whether a report was made in good faith before granting amnesty. Additionally, amnesty does not apply to the reporting individual’s own acts, if any, of sexual misconduct.

The follow measures are currently in place

  • Establishment of the DBU Police Department – 24 hour police patrols
  • Installation of 7 Emergency phone stations located strategically on campus
  • Processes to ensure campus lighting is function properly to create a well-lit, safe environment
  • Campus Security officers regularly escort faculty, staff, and students from their cars to their residence halls, classrooms, the library, and other facilities on campus
  • Recurring training for faculty, staff, and students on prevention and awareness of sexual assault and sexual violence

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Title IX Office:
214‑333‑5433
titleIX@dbu.edu

Campus Police and Security:
214‑333‑5555
police@dbu.edu

Health Services:
214‑333‑5151
healthservices@dbu.edu

Counseling Center:
214‑333‑5288
counselingcenter@dbu.edu

Office of Student Affairs:
214‑333‑5101
studentaffairs@dbu.edu

Apartment Life:
214‑333‑2787
apts@dbu.edu

Residence Life:
214‑333‑5455
reslife@dbu.edu

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