4. Title IX Coordinator, Advocates for Campus Trust and Safety Committee, and Related Parties

  1. Title IX Coordinator

    The Title IX Coordinator directs compliance with DBU’s Sexual Misconduct Policy and Title IX. The Title IX Coordinator will be informed of all complaints or reports of violations of this policy and shall oversee DBU’s centralized response to ensure compliance with DBU’s values, Title IX, and other applicable laws. The Title IX Coordinator’s activities include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Communicating with all members of the DBU community regarding this Sexual Misconduct Policy and Title IX and providing information about how individuals may access their rights;   
    • Overseeing DBU’s administration of its own applicable policies, including record keeping, timeframes, and other procedural requirements relating to this Sexual Misconduct Policy and Title IX;   
    • Conducting training regarding Sexual Misconduct issues, Title IX, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA), and prohibited conduct defined in this policy; and   
    • Responding in accordance with the procedures set forth in this policy to any complaint or report regarding conduct that may violate this policy. This response will include, but not be limited to, providing supportive measures, explaining confidentiality, explaining the options for choosing to file a formal complaint, and instituting investigative and adjudicative processes for cases involving a formal complaint.

    On all matters relating to this Sexual Misconduct Policy, the Title IX Coordinator is supervised directly by the President of the University and the Senior Legal Counsel to the President.

    The Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinators contact information is:
    Ashlee Kamosky
    Title IX Coordinator
    Office:Pilgrim Chapel 205A
    (214) 333-7286 (office)
    Molly Taylor
    Deputy Title IX Coordinator
    Office: Global Missions 213
    (214) 333-5960 (office)

    Dr. Cicely Jefferson
    Deputy Title IX Coordinator
    Office: Collins Learning Center 303C
    (214) 333-5219 (office)
    Dr. Mark Hale
    Deputy Title IX Coordinator
    Office: Collins Learning Center 321A
    (214) 333-5503 (office)
    Colby Williamson
    Deputy Title IX Coordinator
    Office: Dean Learning Center 104
    (214) 333-5706 (office)
  2. Advocates for Campus Trust and Safety (ACTS) Committee:

    In addition to the Title IX Coordinator, the Advocates for Campus Trust and Safety (ACTS) Committee is an integral part of administering this Sexual Misconduct Policy. The role of this committee is to: a) help coordinate the overall education and prevention efforts for the campus community relating to sexual misconduct; and b) serve as an investigative and decision-making body when violations of this policy are alleged. Members of the ACTS Committee are appointed by the President of the University and represent a broad cross-section of the campus community, including, but not limited to, Academic Leadership, Student Affairs, Human Resources, Athletics, and the Legal Affairs Office of the University.

  3. Title IX Special Investigators

    In situations involving formal complaints outlined in Section 6 or Section 8 of this policy, Title IX Special Investigators, who will be appointed by the President of the University and go through extensive training, will carry out all initial investigations and report their findings to the ACTS Committee.

  4. Special Adjudicator

    For situations involving formal complaints outlined in Section 6 or Section 8 of this policy, a Title IX Special Adjudicator has been appointed by the President to handle all appeals of rulings by the ACTS Committee.

  5. Confidential Consultants, Director of Counseling and Spiritual Care, and Advisors

    Because of the serious nature of sexual misconduct allegations, DBU is committed to providing both complainants and respondents with resources to know their rights and responsibilities under this policy. We do this in several ways by providing the following Confidential Resources:

    First, in order to help both parties understand their rights and responsibilities, the University has designated several members of the University community to serve as Confidential Consultants for the Complainant or Respondent. These Confidential Consultants will be available to pray with the party, assist them in seeking counseling or medical care, assist them with other needs, provide information about DBU’s policies, provide important information about the hearing and process, and serve as a general guide and consultant for the party if the party chooses to engage the services of these Confidential Consultants.

    Second, all counselors in the DBU Counseling Center are available as Confidential Sources in all cases. While DBU will endeavor to provide counseling in its own counseling center to any party who requests counseling, this is subject to availability and conflict of interest concerns. 

    Third, complainants and respondents may select an advisor of their choice to advise them in these proceedings. This advisor does not have to be, but may be, an attorney. DBU will provide a pool of advisors in Title IX cases which the parties may select an advisor free of charge if they are unable to obtain an advisor of their own or would prefer to use an advisor provided by DBU. . If the parties choose to engage in Informal Resolution [described in Section 5(k)], the pool of advisors would be made available to them after the conclusion of the Informal Resolution process if the parties do not come to a settlement agreement.

    Information shared with these Confidential Sources (including information about whether an individual has received services) will be disclosed to others only with the individual’s written permission or if applicable ethical or legal obligations compel the professional to reveal such information (e.g., if there is suspected abuse or neglect of a minor or where the Confidential Source is compelled by law to submit non-identifying statistical information about the number and type of violations of this policy for purposes of Clery Act reporting). Neither the complainant nor respondent is obligated to discuss the allegation with the Confidential Consultants,  Director of Counseling and Spiritual Care, counselors in the DBU Counseling Center, or any of the attorneys in DBU’s pool of potential advisors, but they will have the opportunity to confidentially discuss the allegation and their rights and responsibilities with these individuals. In all cases, the Confidential Consultants will, at a minimum, ensure that the respective complainant and respondent have a copy of this policy, understand the internal and external resources available to them, and make them aware of the appropriate dates for hearings or meetings associated with the allegation.