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Title IX

Azusa Pacific University is committed to providing a learning, working, and living environment that promotes personal integrity, civility, and mutual respect in an environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, which includes all forms of sexual misconduct. Sex discrimination violates an individual’s fundamental rights and personal dignity. APU considers sex discrimination in all its forms to be a serious offense. This policy refers to all forms of sex discrimination, including, but not limited to, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual violence by employees, students, or third parties.

“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…” Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination based on gender in educational programs that receive federal financial assistance. Programs and activities that may be included are admissions, recruitment, financial aid, academic programs, athletics, housing, and employment. Title IX also protects men and women students from unlawful sexual harassment in school programs and activities. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment; unwelcomed sexual advances; or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinators:

The Title IX coordinator’s duties include monitoring and oversight of overall implementation of Title IX Compliance and the prevention of harassment and discrimination at the university, including coordination of training, education, communications, and administration of grievance procedures for faculty, staff, students, and other members of the university community.

Duties of the Title IX coordinator and deputy coordinators also include the following:

If you have questions or concerns related to Title IX, please contact Azusa Pacific University’s Title IX coordinator or a deputy coordinator.

Title IX Coordinator

John Baugus
Executive Director of Human Resources
Office location: Administration West, Suite 117, 568 E. Foothill Blvd., Azusa, CA 91702
Phone: (626) 815-4622
Email: jbaugus@apu.edu

Deputy Coordinators

Shino Simons
Associate Dean of Students/Administrative Judicial Officer
Office location: East Campus, 901 E. Alosta Ave., Azusa, CA 91702
Phone: (626) 815-2067
Email: ssimons@apu.edu

April Reed
Assistant Athletics Director/Head Athletic Trainer
Office location: West Campus, 701 E. Foothill Blvd., Azusa, CA 91702
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5191
Email: areed@apu.edu

Christine Guzman
Assistant Professor and Field Education Director, Department of Undergraduate Social Work
Office location: East Campus, 901 E. Alosta Ave., Azusa, CA 91702
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 2761
Email: crguzman@apu.edu

Non-discrimination Policy

Azusa Pacific University, in accordance with applicable federal and state laws and university policies, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, medical status, or status as a veteran. The university also prohibits sexual harassment. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, access, operation of university programs and activities, and employment. This policy is in accordance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; the Americans with Disabilities Act; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

The executive director of human resources is the compliance officer, and inquiries concerning undergraduate student issues related to discrimination should be made to the executive director of human resources at (626) 815-4526.

Complaint Procedures

If you have questions or concerns related to Title IX, please contact Azusa Pacific University’s Title IX coordinator or a deputy coordinator.