Miami has updated its policy prohibiting harassment and discrimination. Changes have been made to section 3.6 of the Miami University Policy and Information Manual (MUPIM) to provide expanded definitions and procedures related to harassment and discrimination.
Employees are encouraged to read the updated section. (See attached PDF file below, MUPIM 3.6.)
It is important for employees to be aware of the current policy as Miami strongly opposes and will not tolerate harassment or discrimination on the basis of sex (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, or sexual misconduct), race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, military status, or veteran status.
Expanded definitions of offensive and unwanted conduct include offensive jokes, offensive pictures and digital images, slurs, epithets, threats, intimidation, stalking, and sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, sexual battery and sexual coercion. The more severe the conduct the less need there is to show a repetitive series of incidents to demonstrate a hostile environment. In fact, a single severe incident may be sufficient to create a hostile environment.
Miami has appointed Kenya Ash, interim director of Miami’s office of equity and equal opportunity, (OEEO), as Miami's Title IX coordinator, at email@example.com or 513-529-7157. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations may be referred to Ash.
The deputy Title IX coordinator for athletics is Jennifer Gilbert, associate athletic director/senior woman administrator/director of NCAA compliance. This area includes athletic financial assistance, accommodation of interest and abilities and equity of athletic program benefits. Gilbert may be reached at Millett Assembly Hall, 513-529-3113 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susan Mosley-Howard, associate vice president for Student Affairs and dean of students is the deputy Title IX coordinator for student sexual assault including sexual misconduct, sexual violence and sexual coercion of students. Mosley-Howard may be reached at 108 Warfield Hall, 513-529-1877 or email@example.com.
Any person who believes that he or she has been harassed or discriminated against, based on the person’s race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, military status, veteran status or sex including being the victim of sexual violence/sexual assault is encouraged to report the harassment or discrimination to the OEEO.