9. Procedure for Institutional Offenses

The University will classify any case that does not fall within the scope of Title IX Cases or Texas Law Cases as Institutional Offenses.  The University will handle Institutional offenses according to complaint and grievance procedures contained in the Employee Handbook or Student Handbook, whichever applicable, unless the case falls within the discretionary decision outlined below. 

In certain sexual misconduct cases involving sexual assault, sexual violence, sexual harassment, sexual discrimination, domestic or dating violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, and other sexual misconduct outlined in the definitions section of this policy which do not meet the geographic or other requirements to be handled as Title IX cases or Texas Law Cases, but in which the nexus to DBU’s campus or one of its educational activities or some other compelling reason weighs in favor of DBU protecting its faculty, staff, students, and visitors by exercising jurisdiction over the case, the Title IX Coordinator, Senior Legal Counsel to the President, and Vice President for Student Affairs (if the respondent is a student), Provost (if the respondent is a faculty member), or Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employees (if the respondent is a staff member) may make a decision to utilize either the higher procedures found in either Section 6 or Section 8 of this policy.

10. Prevention, Awareness, and Training

One of the central roles of the Title IX Coordinator and the ACTS Committee is educating the campus community on how to prevent sexual misconduct. The following are some of the many activities that happen on campus in this continuing effort to educate faculty, staff, and students on this important issue:

  • Presentation to all “Foundations for Excellence” classes (required of all traditional-age freshmen) on sexual assault reporting and prevention – Occurrence: Annually
  • Presentation at Faculty Council and/or Faculty Workshops about Title IX, sexual assault, and the role of faculty in this process – Occurrence: Annually
  • Providing a Title IX Training Video for Faculty, Staff, and Students on DBU’s Title IX Website and in all course shells on Blackboard – Occurrence: Annually
  • Presentation to all campus residents at the Residence Life and Apartment Life meetings about Title IX and sexual assault reporting and prevention – Occurrence: Annually
  • Presentation to all Resident Assistants (RAs) about Title IX and sexual assault reporting and prevention – Occurrence: Annually
  • Presentation to all members of fraternities and sororities about sexual assault reporting and prevention – Occurrence: Annually
  • Presentation to all student athletes and coaches at the Student Athlete Orientation about Title IX and sexual assault reporting and prevention – Occurrence: Annually
  • Presentation to the Student Government about Title IX and sexual assault reporting and prevention – Occurrence: Annually
  • Presentation to all DBU ROTC students about sexual assault reporting procedures and prevention at UTA at the request of the ROTC program at UTA – Occurrence: As requested by UTA ROTC
  • Letter sent to all student-athletes informing them of campus contacts and resources relating to Title IX. All coaches and athletics staff members informed of the importance of reporting cases of sexual assault, violence, or misconduct if they become aware of such a situation – Occurrence: Annually
  • Training at new faculty orientation and new staff orientation on Title IX and sexual assault reporting and prevention – Occurrence: Annually
  • Memo regarding DBU’s Sexual Misconduct Policy sent by the President to all Faculty and Staff (including Adjunct Faculty, Part-time Staff, and Student Workers) – Occurrence: Annually
  • Presentation on sexual assault awareness and prevention information at graduate student orientation – Occurrence: Annually
  • Email to all students at the beginning of the Fall, Spring, and Summer terms regarding Title IX (including a copy of the Policy) – Occurrence: Annually 

The Title IX Coordinator, ACTS Committee, and all other investigators, facilitators, and decision makers in the Title IX process receive annual training. Annually, the University updates its website to note these trainings that each of these personnel receive, and these training materials will be made available to the public on request.