Protected class discrimination and harassment
Des Moines University (“the University”) is committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for work, study and participation in the life of the University. To that end, in accordance with federal and state law, and University policy, the University prohibits any member of the faculty, staff, administration, student body, volunteer or visitor to campus, whether they be a guest, patron, independent contractor, or client, from harassing and/or discriminating against any other member of the University community because of that person’s race, color, national origin, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information and other characteristics protected by law (“protected class”). Incidents of protected class harassment and discrimination will be met with appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from the University.
Non-discrimination and equal opportunity
Consistent with federal and state law and University policy, Des Moines University is committed to the concepts of affirmative action and equal opportunity. The university endeavors to maintain an institutional environment free from protected class discrimination and harassment.
Merit and productivity, free from protected class discrimination, guide decisions of the University relating to employment and enrollment. Therefore, an individual’s membership in a protected class will not be permitted to have an adverse influence upon employment or academic decisions effecting students, employees, applicants for admission, or applicants for employment.
Every member of the University community is expected to uphold this policy as a matter of mutual respect and fundamental fairness in human relations. Every student of this institution has a responsibility to conduct himself/herself in accordance with this policy as a condition of enrollment. Further, every University employee has an obligation to observe this policy as a term of employment.
No person will be penalized for good faith utilization of channels available for resolving concerns or complaints of protected class harassment or discrimination.
The Director of Student Life serves as the University’s Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator is the individual designated by the President with responsibility for receiving, investigating and overseeing reports and complaints of protected class discrimination and harassment in accordance with this policy.
Title IX Coordinator
Jerry Parker, Director of Student Life
3440 Grand Avenue
Academic Center, Room 508
The Title IX coordinator is authorized to designate other appropriately trained individuals to investigate discrimination and harassment complaints and reports as deemed appropriate. University designees are:
Mary Ann Zug
Vice President for Student Services
Director of Human Resources
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Links to other sites
There are many links that link to other sites that are not under the control of the University. The University is not responsible for the content of any linked site. The University is not responsible for any form of transmission received from sites linked to us. The University provides these links as a convenience and the inclusion of links do not necessarily imply endorsement of the University to the site. References to corporations or other entities, their services and products are provided without warranty of any kind either expressed or implied.
This website is for general informational purposes only. The University reserves the right to make program changes without notice. Tuition may be adjusted annually at the discretion of the Board of Trustees. This website is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. The University assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions on this site, or other documents which are referenced or linked to this site. This website could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Updates, improvements or changes may be made at any time.
Browser compatibility and plug-ins
Use of this site requires a Java-enabled browser i.e., Netscape 3.0 or greater, Internet Explorer 3.02 or greater. The site was designed for monitor screen resolution of at least 800 by 600 pixels with high color or true color.
The University exercises diligence and caution regarding the threat of computer viruses. Our web servers and mailservers run the Corporate Edition of Norton Anti-Virus Software. Our software is configured to automatically check for updated versions, and to automatically upgrade to the latest virus definition protection on a daily basis.
Please report any technical problems to the University web administrator.
Des Moines University respects your right to privacy. The University collects and analyzes general usage information about visitors coming to our websites using server log analysis tools. This information is used to help us improve the quality of our sites and our infrastructure needed to support them.
Our web servers may collect general information with the help of cookies. A cookie is a small file that a website writes to your hard drive when you visit that site. Cookies cannot read information from your hard drive or read information from other cookies. Cookies are used on our sites to help us analyze sessions and general traffic patterns throughout our site. If you turn off cookies in your web browser, you will still be able to access and browse most of the University sites.
When we ask for information through the use of an online form or through any other means such as phone, fax or mail, we will keep your information private. Some submission forms use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology for browsers so enabled. The University utilizes Verisign Digital Site Identification for our web server for you to verify and confirm our identity. The University does not ordinarily sell or otherwise give away your private information to any third party. We may provide information to assist in proper licensing of software and to subcontractors providing services to our University communities and for statistical reporting purposes.
Accessing University resources requiring authentication
When our communities access University resources through our Internet or Intranets requiring password/username authentication, information is written and stored on our server log files.