Title IX and EEO/Affirmative Action at DRI
Title IX – Non-Discrimination
DRI’s Statement Regarding Title IX – Notice of Non-Discrimination
The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) and its member institutions are committed to providing a place of work and learning free of sexual harassment, including sexual violence.
The NSHE “Policy Against Discrimination and Sexual Harassment; Complaint Procedure” is found in the Board of Regents Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13.
The Desert Research Institute (DRI) does not discriminate on the basis of sex in our education programs and activities in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. “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 education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
If you believe you have been the victim of sexual harassment, sexual discrimination or sexual violence you are encouraged to contact the Title IX Coordinator and may file a complaint.
Allegations of sexual discrimination and sexual harassment are taken seriously and will be dealt with promptly, thoroughly, impartially, and equitably in accordance with the NSHE Policy Against Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedure (noted below). Where sexual discrimination or harassment is found to have occurred, DRI will act to stop the discrimination or sexual harassment, to prevent its reoccurrence, and to remedy its effects.
Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may be referred to the institution’s Title IX Coordinator or the Office for Civil Rights of the United States Department of Education.
Contact information for Title IX Coordinator:
Jennifer Schultz | 775-673-7317
2215 Raggio Parkway, Reno, NV 89512
Complaints of discrimination or sexual harassment, including sexual violence, are to be filed with one of the following individuals:
The Nevada Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is charged with the enforcement of Title IX for educational institutions within the State of Nevada. They may be contacted at the information listed below:
Nevada Department of Education
Career, Technical and Adult Education
755 N. Roop Street, Suite 201
Carson City, NV 89701
Voice: (775) 687-7300
Fax: (775) 687-8636
DRI Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
DRI values the uniqueness and diversity of its workforce and maintains an environment that is conducive to the promotion of diversity, inclusion and respect.
DRI is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and auxiliary services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. DRI prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression and veteran status in programs and activities. DRI does not discriminate on any prohibited ground against applicants for employment, employees, or individuals with disabilities. For more information, please read Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law(PDF).
This commitment to nondiscrimination and equal employment includes the following:
• Recruitment, advertisement, job application, conditions of employment
• Hiring, promotion, training, transfer, demotion
• Rates of pay, paid leave, leave of absence, benefits
• Job assignments, jobs classification, job descriptions, seniority lists
• Layoff, termination, discharge, disciplinary action
• Program and activities
Copies of the Affirmative Action plan are available for public review in the DRI Human Resources Offices in Reno and Las Vegas.
Please direct questions about diversity, affirmative action, and equal employment opportunities to the Human Resources at 775-673-7431.
Title IX Video Training Series
On August 14, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education’s new Title IX Rule concerning allegations of sexual harassment took effect. To assist higher education institutions of higher education working to comply with the new rule, Thompson Coburn’s Higher Education Practice has created a free, online lecture series that provides foundational training for those individuals who will be administering the new Title IX process this fall, including Title IX coordinators, investigators, advisors, hearing officers, and appeal officers. Pursuant to the new rule, colleges and universities are required to train these individuals to carry out their roles. The training must cover certain, specified concepts, and institutions must post any training materials they use to their external websites, making them available to the public. Thompson Coburn’s training series has been designed specifically to assist institutions with fulfilling these requirements.
Visit www.thompsoncoburn.com/TitleIXMaterials to find slide decks for each Module Video below –
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