Grievance Procedures & Reporting an Incident

Grievance Procedures

Sex discrimination violates an individual’s fundamental rights and personal dignity. AUM considers sex discrimination in any of its forms to be a serious offense. This policy refers to all forms of sex discrimination committed against students, including but not limited to: unfair treatment based on an individual’s sex/gender, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, and sexual violence by other students, employees, or third parties.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. To ensure compliance with Title IX and other federal and state civil rights laws, the University has developed policies and procedures that prohibit sex discrimination in all forms. This policy was created to address issues of student sex discrimination. 

View the full Policy Regarding Prohibited Harassment of Students
View the full AUM Title IX Grievance Procedures in their entirety

 

Reporting an Incident

We understand that making the decision to report an incident can be overwhelming and that you may have a number of questions.

Students are encouraged to speak to officials of the institution to make formal reports of incident (i.e. deans, senior staff, or other administrators with supervisory responsibilities, campus security, Title IX Coordinator, and human resources). The University considers these people to be “responsible employees.” Notice to them is official notice to the institution.

If  a student requests that his or her name not be used, all reasonable steps will be taken to respond and investigate consistent with the request, so long as doing so does not prevent the school from responding effectively and preventing the harassment of other students or the complainant. It’s important to note that keeping the student anonymous does limit the University’s ability to respond.

If a student desires that details of an incident be kept confidential, the student should speak with on-campus counselors, campus health service providers or off-campus rape crisis resources wo can maintain confidentiality.  Not providing full details regarding an incident does limit the University’s ability to respond. 

Please use the information on this page to decide which campus resource best fits your needs.
 

You can report an incident to a Title IX Coordinator any of the following ways:

Online
Online reporting system

Printable Form & Mail (Download Form)
Office of Human Resources
ATTN:  Jeanine Boddie-LaVan, Title IX Coordinator
PO Box 244023
Montgomery, AL 36124

Email
jblavan@aum.edu

Telephone/Voicemail
Jeanine Boddie-LaVan, Title IX Coordinator
334-244-3639