Affirmative action, sexual harassment and grievances

Sexual Harassment: A Guide for MSU Students, Faculty, and Staff

MSU grievance procedures updated August 28, 2014

REPORTING ALLEGATIONS OF DISCRIMINATION AND DISCRIMINATION GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES

  1. Principles of Non-Discrimination at Murray State University.

Murray State University endorses the intent of all federal and state laws created to prohibit discrimination. Murray State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status, or disability in employment, admissions, or the provision of services and provides, upon request, reasonable accommodation including auxiliary aids and services necessary to afford individuals with disabilities equal access to participate in all programs and activities.

  In addition, Murray State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities and is required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106 not to discriminate in such a manner. The prohibition against sex discrimination specifically includes a prohibition of sexual harassment and sexual violence.This non-discrimination in education programs and activities extends to employment and admissions and to recruitment, financial aid, academic programs, student services, athletics, and housing.  Examples of prohibited sexual harassment and sexual violence can be found in the "Policy Prohibiting Sexual Harassment" which can be accessed via the link referenced in Appendix I.

Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may be referred to the MSU Title IX Coordinator or to the Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education.  

Links to Murray State University's policies related to Non-Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and the Americans with Disabilities Act; Affirmative Action; and Sexual Violence and Misconduct, Relationship Violence, and Stalking; are found in Appendix I at the end of this policy.  Allegations of violation of these policies as applicable are considered as allegations of discrimination under this policy.

Appendix II includes contact information for all offices mentioned in this policy and for other available resources.

  1. Scope of this policy regarding Discrimination Grievance Procedures.

This policy establishes the procedures to be followed in the event of allegations of discrimination against a University employee (other than a student worker) or volunteer (other than a student volunteer) or against a non – University individual, including the employee of a contractor at, a visitor to, or a patron of the University. 

Murray State University is committed to investigating, in a prompt, reliable, and equitable manner, allegations and claims of discrimination in the operation and administration of its programs, services and employment practices.

This policy supersedes any other grievance mechanism with respect to issues of discrimination and affirmative action, except as the question of discrimination and affirmative action constitute a part, but only a part, of grievances or complaints filed before other hearing bodies within the University. In these latter cases, the proceedings before the hearing body shall be suspended until matters of discrimination and affirmative action have been decided in accordance with the procedure provided by this policy. 

  1. Reporting Allegations of Discrimination and Where to report violations
  2. Where to report allegations that you have been discriminated against

  Any member of the University community, including students, staff, faculty, patrons, visitors, employees of a contractor, and applicants for employment and admission, who believes he or she may have been subjected to discrimination by a University employee (other than a student worker) or volunteer (other than a student volunteer) or non-University individual  is encouraged to report it as provided below.

  1. Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA)

Allegations under this policy against University employees (other than student workers), volunteers (other than student volunteers), and non-University individuals should be made with the Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA), who is also a Deputy Title IX Coordinator.  The Executive Director of IDEA (Executive Director) will inform the Murray State University Title IX Coordinator of any allegations related to sex discrimination, including allegations of sexual harassment, sexual violence and misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking.

The Executive Director is obligated to contact the MSU Police Department immediately upon receipt of a report of a crime. If the victim requests anonymity or that law enforcement authorities not be notified, the Executive Director will immediately report the matter to Public Safety without personally identifying information unless otherwise required by law. The Executive Director must immediately report matters related to sex discrimination, including allegations of sexual harassment, and sexual violence and misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking, to the Title IX Coordinator regardless of any request for confidentiality.

If the allegations are against an employee in IDEA, the allegations should be made to the President of the University. The President is obligated to contact the MSU Police Department immediately upon receipt of a report of a crime. If the victim requests anonymity or that law enforcement authorities not be notified, the President will immediately report the matter to Public Safety without personally identifying information unless otherwise required by law.

  1. Claims related to sex discrimination including sexual harassment, sexual violence and misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking

Allegations against University employees (other than student employees) or volunteers (other than student volunteers) or non-University individuals related to sex discrimination, including allegations of sexual harassment, and sexual violence and misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking, should be made to the Murray State University Title IX Coordinator or to the Executive Director of IDEA.  The Title IX Coordinator will refer the allegations to the Executive Director of IDEA for review under this policy.

The Title IX Coordinator and the Executive Director of IDEA are obligated to contact the MSU Police Department immediately upon receipt of a report of a crime. If the victim requests anonymity or that law enforcement authorities not be notified, the Title IX Coordinator/Executive Director will immediately report the matter to Public Safety without personally identifying information unless otherwise required by law. The Executive Director must immediately report matters related to sex discrimination, including allegations of sexual harassment and sexual violence and misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking, to the Title IX Coordinator regardless of any request for confidentiality.

If the allegations of sex discrimination, including allegations of sexual harassment and sexual violence and misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking, are against the Title IX Coordinator or the Executive Director of IDEA, the allegations should be made with the President. The President is obligated to contact the MSU Police Department immediately upon receipt of a report of a crime. If the victim requests anonymity or that law enforcement authorities not be notified, the President will immediately report the matter to Public Safety without personally identifying information unless otherwise required by law.

3.   Allegations of discrimination against a student

Allegations of discrimination against a student, including a student worker or student volunteer, should be made to the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, who is also a Deputy Title IX Coordinator, where they will be addressed under different procedures. 

4.   Requests for Confidentiality or that an Investigation not be Pursued

Individuals are encouraged to report under this policy allegations that they have been discriminated against even if they request confidentiality or do not wish to participate in an investigation.

In the event an individual alleging discrimination requests confidentiality or does not wish to participate in an investigation, the Executive Director will still take all reasonable steps to investigate and respond to the allegations consistent with the request for confidentiality or request not to pursue an investigation.  In such instances, the Executive Director's ability to review the allegations may be limited. 

Depending upon the applicable facts and circumstances, including the nature of the allegations, as determined by the Executive Director it may not be possible for the Executive Director to honor a request for confidentiality.  Further, no request for confidentiality or not to participate in an investigation will prevent the Executive Director or any other University employee from reporting allegations as may be required by law.

Individuals requesting confidentiality or not to participate in an investigation are protected against retaliation, which is discussed at Section VI below.

5 .   Notifying the MSU Police Department/Other Offices

MSU Police Department and the other law enforcement agencies listed in Appendix II are available to provide assistance for individuals who believe they have been the victim of a crime or are otherwise in need of assistance, are concerned for their safety, or if an act of discrimination occurs outside of normal University office hours.  Offices listed in Appendix II can assist in contacting law enforcement.

Individuals may seek the assistance of University employees who have been designated as "Campus Security Authorities."  A listing of such employees is found here http://www.murraystate.edu/HeaderMenu/Offices/PublicSafetyAndEmergencyManagement/PoliceDepartment/CampusSecurityAuthorities.aspx.  Campus Security Authorities are obligated to contact the MSU Police Department immediately upon receipt of a report of a crime. If the victim requests anonymity or that law enforcement authorities not be notified, the Campus Security Authority will immediately report the matter to Public Safety without personally identifying information unless otherwise required by law. Campus Security Authorities must immediately report matters related to sex discrimination, including allegations of sexual harassment and sexual violence and misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking, to the Title IX Coordinator regardless of any request for confidentiality.

In addition, individuals may seek assistance, such as counseling and support and medical services, from the resources listed in Appendix II .

  1.  Reporting allegations that another employee or a student has been subjected to discrimination

Any employee who is aware another employee or a student may have been subjected to discrimination must, unless prohibited by law, immediately report that to:  1) the Executive Director; or 2) to the Title IX Coordinator with respect to sex discrimination including sexual harassment and sexual violence and misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking. This report must be made even if the individual who has been subjected to discrimination requests confidentiality or does not wish to pursue an investigation.

This reporting requirement is in addition to the reporting requirements of "Campus Security Authorities."  A list of Campus Security Authorities may be found at

http://www.murraystate.edu/HeaderMenu/Offices/PublicSafetyAndEmergencyManagement/PoliceDepartment/CampusSecurityAuthorities.aspx

  1. Assistance with whom to contact      

If there is doubt about where the allegations should be made, or if assistance is otherwise needed, the Executive Director of IDEA should be contacted.

 

  1. Review of Allegations 
  1. Role of the Executive Director of IDEA

Allegations of discrimination under this policy, including allegations of discrimination related to sex discrimination under Title IX and sexual violence and misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking , will be reviewed by the Executive Director.

The Executive Director will, if possible, meet with the individual who alleges discrimination or who is reported to have been subjected to discrimination.

The Executive Director will provide information to individuals involved in allegations of discrimination, in an attempt to assist them, of measures which may be immediately available and which are appropriate under the circumstances.  Examples include counseling and modifying academic, living, transportation, and working situations. The Executive Director will facilitate the implementation of such measures in consultation where necessary with the appropriate Vice President, or designee, and other offices.  These measures may remain available regardless of the outcome of any complaint process.

  1. Complaint Process

If the individual making allegations that he or she has been discriminated against wishes to pursue a formal complaint, the following procedures will be followed.  A formal complaint should be filed with the Executive Director of IDEA within 180 days of the last event about which a complaint is made.

  1. Initial Review
  1. Submitting a complaint

An individual wishing to pursue allegations against a University employee (other than a student worker) or volunteer (other than a student volunteer) or non-University individual for discrimination must state his/her complaint in writing with the Executive Director of IDEA. The complaint shall state the nature of the discrimination, the facts upon which the complaint is based, and the relief demanded.

The individual wishing to pursue a complaint should attempt to meet with the Executive Director before submitting a complaint.  A complaint may be based upon reports previously completed by the individual, but additional information may be required.

Complaints are to be delivered to the Executive Director in person or by way of postal delivery and must not be sent electronically by, for example, e-mail.

Under this process, the individual making the complaint is referred to as the "Complainant" and the individual against whom allegations are made is referred to as the "Respondent."

If review of the complaint by the Executive Director reveals that the complaint even if true demonstrates no discrimination, the Complainant will be so advised and given an opportunity to provide additional information.  If the Executive Director still believes the Complaint states no claim of discrimination, a recommendation will be made to the Vice President of the area in which the Respondent is employed that the complaint should be dismissed. A copy of the recommendation will be provided to the Complainant. If the Vice President agrees, the complaint will be dismissed and the remaining procedures related to Initial Review will be inapplicable.  A written final decision will be provided by the Vice President to the Complainant.  A copy of the final decision will also be provided to the Title IX Coordinator if the allegations relate to sex discrimination including sexual harassment and sexual violence and misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking. The Vice President may refer the Complainant to another University office if the allegations appear to relate to other University policies.  The Complainant may seek further review of the decision of the Vice President as provided below under "Further Review." 

The Office of General Counsel will be kept informed of all proceedings.

  1. Notifying the Respondent

The Executive Director will immediately forward a copy of the complaint to the Respondent.   The Respondent may submit a written response within 7 days from the time the complaint is hand delivered or 10 days from the date the complaint is mailed to the Respondent.  Any response is to be delivered to the Executive Director in person or by way of postal delivery and must not be sent electronically by, for example, e-mail. The response will be deemed timely if it is postmarked within the stated time frame. 

A copy of any response from the Respondent will be provided to the Complainant.

The Executive Director will provide information to the Charged Party about these procedures and about resources and interim assistance which may be available.

  1. Investigation by the Executive Director/Decision

The Executive Director should complete any investigation within 35 days from the filing of any response or from the expiration of the time to file a response. The President may extend the time for good cause.  "Good cause" is defined below at Section VII (E).

  1. Attempt at informal resolution

The Executive Director will inquire of the Complainant as to whether there is the possibility the allegations might be resolved through an informal resolution process without the need for investigation.  Inquiry will also be made of the Respondent at the time he/she is notified of the complaint.  The informal resolution process will be pursued only if all parties agree. 

The informal resolution process will not be used with allegations of sexual violence and misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking.

If the informal resolution process is used, proper procedures will be implemented where appropriate.  For example, in connection with allegations of sexual harassment procedures may be used to prevent the parties from having unnecessary contact with each other.   Any party may, at any time, terminate the informal process and continue with the investigation described below. 

In the event the parties are able to resolve the complaint, the parties' agreement will be reduced to writing for their signature.  There will be no further investigation of the complaint.  Any informal resolution must include measures to stop any discrimination, prevent any recurrence, correct any discriminatory effects, and protect other members of the University community from discrimination.  

  1. Investigation by Executive Director/Recommendations/Decision

In the event the informal resolution process is not used or is unsuccessful, the Executive Director will proceed with the investigation of the complaint. 

The Executive Director will meet separately with the Complainant and the Respondent to gather additional facts and information about the allegations in the complaint and any response, including the identities of individuals who may have information.

The Executive Director will conduct such investigation as is believed is warranted.  University employees are expected to cooperate with investigations by the Executive Director.  All relevant files not privileged will be available to the Executive Director.  The parties will be kept informed as to the progress of the investigation.

Once the investigation is finished, a report will be prepared by the Executive Director.  The report will review the allegations in the complaint and any response; the factual findings from the investigation; and the Executive Director's conclusions as to whether any discrimination occurred. The report will be based upon assertions and allegations to which the parties have had the opportunity to respond. If the Executive Director concludes there was discrimination, the report will include recommended sanctions and corrective action regarding the Respondent if appropriate. 

The report will be submitted by the Executive Director to the Vice President of the area in which the Respondent is employed and simultaneously to the parties for consideration of the conclusions regarding discrimination and any recommended sanctions and corrective action.  The parties will have 7 days from the date the report is mailed to submit written comments to the Vice President, who will provide copies of the comments to each of the parties and the Executive Director. The Vice President will have 5 days, after receipt of all comments or expiration of the time for submitting comments, in which to review the report and any comments and to issue the final written decision.  The President may extend the time for good cause.  "Good cause" is defined below at Section VII (E).

A final written decision as to whether discrimination occurred and any sanctions and corrective action will be made by the Vice President after considering the report and recommendations from the Executive Director and any comments from the parties. The final decision will state the basis for the Vice President's conclusions as to whether discrimination occurred. If there is a finding of discrimination, sanctions and corrective action imposed will include measures to stop the discrimination, prevent it from recurring, correct its discriminatory effects, and protect other members of the University community from discrimination.   

The final decision may provide that any sanctions and corrective action, including disciplinary action, are to be effective immediately and are to remain effective during any Further Review. 

A copy of the final decision will be provided by the Vice President simultaneously in writing by mail to the Complainant and the Respondent, along with the procedures for further review, and to the Executive Director.  A copy of the final decision will be provided to the Title IX Coordinator if the allegations relate to sex discrimination including sexual harassment and sexual violence and misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking.

In the event the Respondent is employed in an area which is not overseen by a Vice President and with respect to non-University individuals, the President will appoint an individual who will perform the duties and functions of a Vice President with respect to the complaint. 

  1. Time for Completing Initial Review Process

It is the intent of this policy that the Initial Review process should typically be completed within 60 days of the filing of the Complaint.  The President may extend the time for good cause. "Good cause" is defined below at Section VII (E).

It is the responsibility of each party to ensure that the Executive Director has the proper address to which all documents may be mailed to that party. Each party is responsible for arranging to monitor his/her mail regularly while any matter is pending so that mail may be received and proper action in response to any notice or decision may be taken in a timely fashion.

In addition, each party should provide the Executive Director with other current contact information, such as cell phone number, so that the party can be reached on short notice.

  1. Role of Advisors in the Initial Review Process

The parties may have an advisor, including an attorney, during the Initial Review process.  Advisors will not participate in any investigations or meetings.

  1. Further Review

Any party shall have the right to request Further Review of the final decision.  The request for Further Review may relate to the determination as to whether discrimination occurred and/or the sanctions and corrective action imposed.

  1. Filing a Request for Further Review and Submitting a Response

A party has 10 days from the date the final decision is mailed to file a request for Further Review with the Executive Director of IDEA.  A request for Further Review is to be delivered to the Executive Director in person or by way of postal delivery and must not be sent electronically by, for example, e-mail. The request for Further Review will be deemed timely if it is postmarked within the stated time frame.  The President may extend the time for good cause. "Good cause" is defined below at Section VII (E).

If a request for Further Review is not made within the stated time frame, there will be no additional review of the final decision.

The request for Further Review shall set forth the grounds for review in writing.  A copy of the request for Further Review will be provided by the Executive Director to the other party/parties.  The Executive Director will notify the President and any Vice President involved in the Initial Review of the request for Further Review.  The Title IX Coordinator will be informed of the request for Further Review in matters related to sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.

The individual requesting Further Review is designated the "Petitioner."  The other party is designated the "Answering Party."

  1. Submitting a Response to the Request for Further Review

The Answering Party may submit to the Executive Director a written response to the request for Further Review within 7 days from the time the request for review is hand delivered or 10 days from the date it is mailed.  The President may extend the time for good cause. "Good cause" is defined below at Section VII (E).

Any response is to be delivered to the Executive Director in person or by way of postal delivery and must not be sent electronically by, for example, e-mail. The response will be deemed timely if it is postmarked within the stated time frame. 

The Executive Director will provide a copy of any response to the Petitioner. 

  1. Procedures for Further Review

Further Review will be conducted by a Review Committee composed of 3 employees of the University appointed by the President. The chair of the Review Committee shall be designated by the President. The President shall appoint the Review Committee within 10 days after receipt of the request for Further Review from the Executive Director. The President may extend the time for good cause. "Good cause" is defined below at Section VII (E).

Except as otherwise provided here, the Review Committee's review will be by way of a hearing.   It shall develop its rules of procedure which will include the following:

  1. A de novo hearing.
  1. The right to be represented by counsel.
  1. The right to produce witnesses and to cross-examine witnesses presented against a party.
  1. As a general practice, the Review Committee will not be obligated to conform to technical rules of evidence.
  1. The burden of proof shall be on the Petitioner. 
  1. A record of the proceedings shall be retained by electronic and/or stenographic recording.

All procedures shall be applied in a manner which is consistent with due process under the circumstances of the case.

If consideration of the request for Further Review by the Review Committee reveals that if true the request provides no basis for review, it will so advise the parties and request simultaneous statements in support of their respective positions. If the Review Committee still believes the request provides no basis for review, it will recommend to the President that the request for Further Review be dismissed without a hearing.

  1. Recommendation of the Review Committee

The decision of the Review Committee shall be in the form of a recommendation to the President of the University and shall include the question presented, its findings of fact based upon evidence presented at the hearing, and the conclusion and recommendation of the Review Committee.   A copy of the recommendation will be provided in writing simultaneously by mail to the parties.  In the event discrimination is found to have occurred, sanctions and corrective action will be recommended which will include measures to stop the discrimination, prevent it from recurring, correct its discriminatory effects, and protect other members of the University community from discrimination.

The Review Committee should complete its review and preparation of its recommendations as expeditiously as possible, and typically within 30 days of appointment.  The President may extend the time for good cause. "Good cause" is defined below at Section VII (E).

The President shall act upon the recommendation within 10 days of receipt and will state the basis for his or her decision in writing. The President may extend the time for good cause showing. "Good cause" is defined below at Section VII (E).

The decision of the President shall be made a part of the record.  The President may request additional information in whatever form the President seeks to adopt. The parties will be advised of such requests for additional information and will be provided with a copy of any response along with the opportunity to provide a written reply.

The written decision of the President will be provided to the parties simultaneously, the pertinent Vice President, and the Executive Director.  A copy of the decision will also be provided to the Title IX Coordinator in the event the matter relates to sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, and sexual violence and misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking .  The decision of the President shall be final save and except as an appeal to the Board of Regents may be mandated by law.

  1. Retaliation Prohibited

There will be no retaliation against any individual because he or she has made a complaint, testified, assisted, or participated in any manner in any investigation, proceeding, or hearing.

  Any individual who believes he/she has been a victim of retaliation should contact the offices listed above under Section III, "Reporting Allegations of Discrimination and Where to Report Violations." Such allegations will be investigated consistent with the procedures provided in this policy.

      VII. Additional Information

  1. Burden of Proof

The burden of proof is on the Complainant, in the Initial Review, and the Petitioner, in proceedings for Further Review, to prove his/her allegations by a preponderance of the evidence.  A "preponderance of the evidence" means a matter is more likely than not.

  1. Calculation of Time

In calculating any period of time under this policy, the last day of the period so computed is to be included unless it is a Saturday, Sunday or a Murray State University holiday, in which event the period runs until the end of the next day which is not a Saturday, a Sunday or a Murray State University holiday. 

 

As used in this policy, "days" refers to calendar days.

  1. Confidentiality

Murray State University and all individuals involved in implementing this policy will, to the extent possible under law and except as provided under this policy, keep confidential allegations, complaints, responses, investigative materials, and other matters under this policy.  Confidentiality of the parties involved will be observed, to the extent permissible by law, in publicly-available records.  Individuals may be provided with documents or information when necessary, if there is a need to know, and if allowed by law.

  1. Conflicts of Interest/Fairness of Proceedings

If the Executive Director of IDEA or a Vice President is the person complained against, the President of the University will designate an individual to perform the functions of that position under this policy.  If the complaint is against the President, the Chair of the Board of Regents will designate an individual to perform the functions of the President.

The proceedings will provide a prompt, fair, and impartial investigation and resolution by individuals who receive annual training on issues related to discrimination, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and  stalking and how to conduct investigations, reviews, and hearings that promote the safety of victims and accountability.  Individuals involved in receiving and investigating allegations and complaints and in deciding any matters under this policy must not have any actual or perceived conflicts of interest with any party.  Any conflict will be disclosed to the parties.

  1. Determining Good Cause/Notification of Extension of Time

"Good cause" as used in this policy shall include but not be limited to matters such as illness, death within the family, absence from the University, and any other circumstances which will constitute undue hardship upon that person who may want to respond or who is required to respond or take action.  "Good cause" may also arise from the circumstances surrounding a particular matter such as the number of parties involved, the number of issues involved, the unavailability of the parties and witnesses, or the number of witnesses or the amount of evidence involved.

All parties will be notified when an extension of time is allowed.

 

  1. Matters to Proceed Expeditiously

It is the express intent of this policy that all allegations and complaints be investigated and resolved in an expeditious manner and without unnecessary delay.

  1. Other Action by Individuals Alleging Discrimination

  An individual alleging discrimination has the right to pursue action with other agencies, including the right to pursue criminal charges if a crime has occurred.  The University's response to allegations under this policy will, to the extent possible, not be delayed pending the outcome of any such other action.

  1. Responsibility of the President

The President, or his or her delegee, will ensure that information in this policy is kept current and will provide for current and accurate references to policies, laws, offices, methods of reporting, and links.  Updated information will be provided as needed.

  1. Sanctions and Corrective Action

Any sanctions and corrective action taken in the event of a finding of discrimination will include measures to stop the discrimination, prevent it from recurring, correct its discriminatory effects, and protect other members of the University community from discrimination. Under certain circumstances, training may be required for an individual or a larger group.

Employees or volunteers who are found to have discriminated are subject to disciplinary action ranging from written warning to termination and ban from campus. 

A non-University individual found to have discriminated is subject to disciplinary action ranging from written warning to a ban from campus. 

The imposition of sanctions and corrective action under this policy does not prevent any other entity from imposing penalties.

APPENDIX I

Affirmative Action Plan:

See Affirmative Action Plan for Minorities and Females and Affirmative Action Plan for Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities at http://murraystate.edu/Libraries/IDEA/MSU_2012-13_Plan_01252013_revised.sflb.ashx

Affirmative Action Policy Statement:

See statement on the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Access website at

http://www.murraystate.edu/HeaderMenu/Administration/OfficeOfInstitutionalDiversityEquityandAccess/AffirmativeActionSexualHarassmentAndGrievances/AffirmativeActionPolicy.aspx

Policy Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Disability:

See Section 2.23 of the Policies of the Board of Regents at  http://www.murraystate.edu/Libraries/Board_of_Regents/PolicyManual-Section2-TheUniversity.sflb.ashx or the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Access website at  http://www.murraystate.edu/HeaderMenu/Administration/OfficeOfInstitutionalDiversityEquityandAccess/PoliciesAndProcedures/AmericansWithDisabilitiesPolicy.aspx

Non-Discrimination Statement:

See statement on the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Access website at

http://www.murraystate.edu/HeaderMenu/Administration/OfficeOfInstitutionalDiversityEquityandAccess/AffirmativeActionSexualHarassmentAndGrievances/NonDiscriminationStatement.aspx

Policy Condemning Sexual Violence and Misconduct, Relationship Violence and Stalking:

http://murraystate.edu/HeaderMenu/Administration/OfficeOfInstitutionalDiversityEquityandAccess/antisexualandrelationshipviolencestalkingpolicy.aspx

Policy Prohibiting Sexual Harassment:

See Section 2.21 of the Policies of the Board of Regents at  http://www.murraystate.edu/Libraries/Board_of_Regents/PolicyManual-Section2-TheUniversity.sflb.ashx or the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Access website at  http://www.murraystate.edu/HeaderMenu/Administration/OfficeOfInstitutionalDiversityEquityandAccess/AffirmativeActionSexualHarassmentAndGrievances/SexualHarassmentPolicy.aspx

STUDENT LIFE POLICIES

Non-Discrimination Statement:

See Page 3 of the Student Life Policies, Rules and Procedures at  http://murraystate.edu/Libraries/Student_Affairs/StuLifePolicies-Aug2013.sflb.ashx

Policy on Combating Sexual Harassment:

See Page 3 of the Student Life Policies, Rules and Procedures at  http://murraystate.edu/Libraries/Student_Affairs/StuLifePolicies-Aug2013.sflb.ashx

APPENDIX II

MSU Athletics

Matt Kelly, Senior Associate Athletic Director and Deputy Title IX Coordinator

217 Stewart Stadium

Murray, KY 42071

Phone: (270) 809-4424

Email: mkelly@murraystate.edu

 

MSU Police Department

101 Public Safety Building

Murray, KY 42071

Telephone: (270) 809-2222

Email: public.safety@murraystate.edu

 

Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA)

Camisha Duffy, Executive Director and Title IX Coordinator

103 Wells Hall

Murray, KY 42071

Telephone: (270) 809-3155

Fax: (270) 809-6887 

TDD: (270) 809-3361

Email: cduffy@murraystate.edu

 

Office of the President

218 Wells Hall

Murray, KY 42071

Telephone: (270) 809-3763

 

Office of Student Affairs

Mike Young, Associate Vice President and Deputy Title IX Coordinator

425 Wells Hall

Murray, KY 42071

Telephone: (270) 809-6833

Email: myoung@murraystate.edu

 

Title IX Coordinator
Camisha Duffy
103 Wells Hall
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-3155
Fax: (270) 809-6887
TDD: (270) 809-3361
Email: msu.titleix@murraystate.edu

 

U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
The Wanamaker Building
100 Penn Square East, Suite 515
Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323
Telephone: (215) 656-8541 
Facsimile: (215) 656-8605
TDD: (800) 877-8339
Email: OCR.Philadelphia@ed.gov

 

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
600 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Place
Suite 268
Louisville, KY 40202
Telephone: (800) 669-4000
Fax: (502) 582-5895
TTY: (800) 669-6820

Other Helpful Contact Information:

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Murray Campus

POLICE DEPARTMENTS

Calloway County Sheriff
701 Olive Street
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 753-3151
Crime Stoppers
Telephone: (270) 753-9500
MSU Police Department
101 Public Safety Building
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-222
Email: public.safety@murraystate.edu

Murray Police Department
407 Poplar Street
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 753-1621

MEDICAL CARE
MSU Health Services
136 Wells Hall
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-3809

Murray Calloway County Hospital
803 Poplar Street
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 762-1100

SEXUAL ASSAULT COUNSELING

Merryman House Domestic Violence Crisis Center
Hotline: (800) 585-2686

MSU Women’s Center
C103 Oakley Applied Science Building
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-3140
Email: womenscenter.msu@gmail.com

Psychological Center
Murray State University
401 Wells Hall
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-2504
Fax: (270) 809-2992

Purchase Area Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center
Telephone: (270) 753-5777
Helpline: (800) 928-7273

University Counseling Services
Counseling Center
C104 Oakley Applied Science Building
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-6851
Email: msu.counselingcenter@murraystate.edu

SUPPORT SERVICES

LGBT Programming
Jody Cofer Randall
226B Wells Hall
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-5040
Email: jcofer@murraystate.edu

MSU Women’s Center
C103 Oakley Applied Science Building
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-3140
Email: womenscenter.msu@gmail.com

Office of Multicultural Affairs
S.G. Carthell, Director
110A Curris Center
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-6836
Email: scarthell@murraystate.edu

Paducah Campus

POLICE DEPARTMENTS

McCracken County Sheriff
301 South Sixth Street
Paducah, KY 42003
Telephone: (270) 444-4719

Paducah Police Department
1400 Broadway
Paducah, KY 42001
Telephone: (270) 444-8550

MEDICAL CARE

Baptist Health Paducah
2501 Kentucky Avenue
Paducah, KY 42003
Telephone: (270) 575-2100

Lourdes Hospital
1530 Lone Oak Road
Paducah, KY 42003
Telephone: (270) 444-2444

SEXUAL ASSAULT COUNSELING
Merryman House Domestic Violence Crisis Center
Hotline: (800) 585-2686

Psychological Center
Murray State University
401 Wells Hall
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-2504
Fax: (270) 809-2992

Purchase Area Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center
Telephone: (270) 534-4422
Helpline: (800) 928-7273

University Counseling Services
Counseling Center
C104 Oakley Applied Science Building
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-6851
Email: msu.counselingcenter@murraystate.edu

Liaison:  Brian Van Horn; Telephone: (270) 809-3282; Email: bvanhorn@murraystate.edu

SUPPORT SERVICES

MSU Women’s Center
C103 Oakley Applied Science Building
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-3140
Email: womenscenter.msu@gmail.com

OTHER IMPORTANT CONTACTS

Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA)
Camisha Duffy, Executive Director and Title IX Coordinator
103 Wells Hall
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-3155
Fax: (270) 809-6887 
TDD: (270) 809-3361
Email: cduffy@murraystate.edu

Office of Student Affairs
Mike Young, Associate Vice President and Deputy Title IX Coordinator
425 Wells Hall
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-6833
Email: myoung@murraystate.edu

Title IX Coordinator
Camisha Duffy
103 Wells Hall
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-3155
Fax: (270) 809-6887 
TDD: (270) 809-3361
Email: msu.titleix@murraystate.edu

Hopkinsville Campus and Breathitt Veterinary Center

POLICE DEPARTMENTS

Christian County Sheriff
216 West 7th Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Telephone: (270) 887-4143

Hopkinsville Police Department
112 West First Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Telephone: (270) 890-1500

MEDICAL CARE

Jennie Stuart Medical Center
320 W. 18th Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Telephone: (800) 887-5762

SEXUAL ASSAULT COUNSELING

Psychological Center
Murray State University
401 Wells Hall
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-2504
Fax: (270) 809-2992

Sanctuary Inc. (Sexual Assault Advocacy)
210 East 9th Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Telephone: (270) 885-4572
Hotline: (800) 766-0000

University Counseling Services
Counseling Center
C104 Oakley Applied Science Building
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-6851
Email: msu.counselingcenter@murraystate.edu

Liaison: Slone Cansler; Telephone: (270) 707-1525; Email: scansler@murraystate.edu

SUPPORT SERVICES

MSU Women’s Center
C103 Oakley Applied Science Building
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-3140
Email: womenscenter.msu@gmail.com

OTHER IMPORTANT CONTACTS

Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA)
Camisha Duffy, Executive Director and Title IX Coordinator
103 Wells Hall
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-3155
Fax: (270) 809-6887 
TDD: (270) 809-3361
Email: cduffy@murraystate.edu

Office of Student Affairs
Mike Young, Associate Vice President and Deputy Title IX Coordinator
425 Wells Hall
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-6833
Email: myoung@murraystate.edu

Title IX Coordinator
Camisha Duffy
103 Wells Hall
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-3155
Fax: (270) 809-6887 
TDD: (270) 809-3361
Email: msu.titleix@murraystate.edu

Madisonville Campus

POLICE DEPARTMENTS

Hopkins County Sheriff
56 North Main Street
Madisonville, KY 42431
Telephone: (270) 821-5661

Madisonville Police Department
99 East Center Street
Madisonville, KY 42431
Telephone: (270) 821-1720

MEDICAL CARE

Baptist Health Madisonville
900 Hospital Drive
Madisonville, KY 42431
Telephone: (270) 825-5100

SEXUAL ASSAULT COUNSELING

Psychological Center
Murray State University
401 Wells Hall
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-2504
Fax: (270) 809-2992

Sanctuary Inc. (Sexual Assault Advocacy)
100 S. Railroad Street
Madisonville, KY 42431
Telephone: (270) 825-9737
Hotline: (800) 766-0000

University Counseling Services
Counseling Center
C104 Oakley Applied Science Building
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-6851
Email: msu.counselingcenter@murraystate.edu

Liaison: Heather Roy; Telephone: (270) 825-4379; Email: hroy@murraystate.edu

SUPPORT SERVICES

MSU Women’s Center
C103 Oakley Applied Science Building
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-3140
Email: womenscenter.msu@gmail.com

OTHER IMPORTANT CONTACTS

Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA)
Camisha Duffy, Executive Director and Title IX Coordinator
103 Wells Hall
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-3155
Fax: (270) 809-6887 
TDD: (270) 809-3361
Email: cduffy@murraystate.edu

Office of Student Affairs
Mike Young, Associate Vice President and Deputy Title IX Coordinator
425 Wells Hall
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-6833
Email: myoung@murraystate.edu

Title IX Coordinator
Camisha Duffy
103 Wells Hall
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-3155
Fax: (270) 809-6887 
TDD: (270) 809-3361
Email: msu.titleix@murraystate.edu

Henderson Campus

POLICE DEPARTMENTS

Henderson County Sheriff
20 N. Main Street, Suite 112
Henderson, KY 42420
Telephone: (270) 826-2713

Henderson Police Department
1990 Barret Court
Henderson, KY 42420
Telephone: (270) 831-1295

MEDICAL CARE

Methodist Hospital
1305 North Elm Street
Henderson, KY 42420
Telephone: (270) 827-7700

SEXUAL ASSAULT COUNSELING

New Beginnings (Sexual Assault Advocacy)
437 First Street
Henderson, KY 42420
Telephone: (270) 826-7273
Hotline: (800) 226-7273

Psychological Center
Murray State University
401 Wells Hall
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-2504
Fax: (270) 809-2992

University Counseling Services

Counseling Center

C104 Oakley Applied Science Building
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-6851
Email: msu.counselingcenter@murraystate.edu

Liaison: Mike Freels; Telephone: (270) 831-5111; Email: mfreels@murraystate.edu

SUPPORT SERVICES

MSU Women’s Center
C103 Oakley Applied Science Building
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-3140
Email: womenscenter.msu@gmail.com

OTHER IMPORTANT CONTACTS

Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA)
Camisha Duffy, Executive Director and Title IX Coordinator
103 Wells Hall
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-3155
Fax: (270) 809-6887 
TDD: (270) 809-3361
Email: cduffy@murraystate.edu

Office of Student Affairs
Mike Young, Associate Vice President and Deputy Title IX Coordinator
425 Wells Hall
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-6833
Email: myoung@murraystate.edu

Title IX Coordinator
Camisha Duffy
103 Wells Hall
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-3155
Fax: (270) 809-6887 
TDD: (270) 809-3361
Email: msu.titleix@murraystate.edu

Fort Campbell

POLICE DEPARTMENTS

Fort Campbell Military Police
123 Forrest Avenue
Fort Campbell, KY 42223
Telephone: (270) 798-2677

MEDICAL CARE

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital
650 Joel Drive
Fort Campbell, KY 42223
Telephone: (270) 798-8400

SEXUAL ASSAULT COUNSELING

Psychological Center
Murray State University
401 Wells Hall
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-2504
Fax: (270) 809-2992

Sanctuary Inc. (Sexual Assault Advocacy)
210 West First Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Telephone: (270) 885-4572
Hotline: (800) 766-0000

University Counseling Services
Counseling Center
C104 Oakley Applied Science Building
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-6851
Email: msu.counselingcenter@murraystate.edu

SUPPORT SERVICES

MSU Women’s Center
C103 Oakley Applied Science Building
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-3140
Email: womenscenter.msu@gmail.com

OTHER IMPORTANT CONTACTS

Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA)
Camisha Duffy, Executive Director and Title IX Coordinator
103 Wells Hall
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-3155
Fax: (270) 809-6887 
TDD: (270) 809-3361
Email: cduffy@murraystate.edu

Office of Student Affairs
Mike Young, Associate Vice President and Deputy Title IX Coordinator
425 Wells Hall
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-6833
Email: myoung@murraystate.edu

Title IX Coordinator
Camisha Duffy
103 Wells Hall
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-3155
Fax: (270) 809-6887 
TDD: (270) 809-3361
Email: msu.titleix@murraystate.edu

Online Students

SEXUAL ASSAULT COUNSELING

Psychological Center
Murray State University
401 Wells Hall
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-2504
Fax: (270) 809-2992

University Counseling Services
Counseling Center
C104 Oakley Applied Science Building
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-6851
Email: msu.counselingcenter@murraystate.edu

Liaison: Lisa O’Neal; Telephone: (270) 809-2159; Email: loneall@murraystate.edu

SUPPORT SERVICES

MSU Women’s Center
C103 Oakley Applied Science Building
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-3140
Email: womenscenter.msu@gmail.com

OTHER IMPORTANT CONTACTS

Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA)
Camisha Duffy, Executive Director and Title IX Coordinator
103 Wells Hall
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-3155
Fax: (270) 809-6887 
TDD: (270) 809-3361
Email: cduffy@murraystate.edu

Office of Student Affairs
Mike Young, Associate Vice President and Deputy Title IX Coordinator
425 Wells Hall
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-6833
Email: myoung@murraystate.edu

Title IX Coordinator
Camisha Duffy
103 Wells Hall
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-3155
Fax: (270) 809-6887 
TDD: (270) 809-3361
Email: msu.titleix@murraystate.edu

Approved by the Board of Regents
May 14, 1994

Reviewed by the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Access
June 10, 2010
February 1, 2012
July 1, 2012

Updated to reflect the title changes
July 16, 2013

Updated Grievance Procedure process September 6, 2013

Updated Appendix II October 24, 2013

Updated to reflect VAWA law changes  August 28, 2014

SACSCOC
Murray State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Murray State University.

NOTE: The Office of Equal Opportunity transitioned to the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Access effective July 1, 2013 and the website is located at: murraystate.edu/idea. All references within campus-wide documents to the Office of Equal Opportunity should be considered analogous to the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Access.