Grievance Procedures & Reporting an Incident

Grievance Procedures

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S. Code § 1681) mandates that no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. 

Sex/gender discrimination violates an individual’s fundamental rights and personal dignity. AUM considers sex/gender discrimination in any of its forms to be a serious offense. The Title IX Policy and Grievance Procedures were created to address issues of student sex/gender discrimination. The AUM Title IX Policy and Grievance Procedures refer to all forms of sex/gender discrimination committed against students, including but not limited to: unfair treatment based on an individual’s sex/gender, sexual harassment, sexual violence and sexual misconduct by other students, employees, or third parties. 

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, administrators, supervisors, Campus Security Authorities, the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinators, 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, as long as doing so does not prevent the University from responding effectively and preventing the harassment of other students or the complainant. It’s important to note that keeping the student anonymous or not providing full details regarding an incident 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 AUM Student Counseling Services, AUM Student Health Services, or off-campus rape crisis resources who are able to provide confidential services. 

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

Online
Online reporting system

Printable Form & Mail (Download Form)
Leslie Meadows, Title IX Coordinator
Office of Human Resources and Affirmative Action
7400 East Drive, Taylor Center 151
Montgomery, Alabama 36117

Email
lmeadows@aum.edu

Telephone/Voicemail
Leslie Meadows, Title IX Coordinator
334-244-3755