Title IX

University College 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. UC 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.

View UC's Sexual Harassment, Stalking, and Sexual Violence Policy and Procedures:

To learn more about Azusa Pacific University’s Title IX policies and procedures, visit apu.edu/titleix/.

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:

  • Tracking and monitoring incidents, including sex discrimination and sexual misconduct,
  • Ensuring that the university responds effectively to each complaint, and
  • Where appropriate, conducting investigations of particular situations.

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

Title IX Coordinator

  • Lindsey Gonzales
    Director of Human Resources
    Office location: 300 N. Lone Hill Ave., #200, San Dimas, CA 91773
    Phone: (626) 857-2470
    Email: lgonzales@uc.apu.edu

Deputy Coordinators

  • Josh Hibbard, Ph.D.
    Director of Student Success/Director of Institutional Research and Assessment
    Office location: 300 N. Lone Hill Ave., #200, San Dimas, CA 91773
    Phone:(626) 857-2473
    Email: jhibbard@uc.apu.edu
  • Dominique Coe
    Human Resources Generalist
    Office location: 300 N. Lona Hill Ave., #200, San Dimas, CA 91773
    Phone: (626) 857-2498
    Email: dcoe@uc.apu.edu
  • Gordon Jorgenson III, M.A.
    Assistant Dean
    Office location: 300 N. Lone Hill Ave., #200, San Dimas, CA 91773
    Phone: (626) 815-5362
    Email: gjorgenson@uc.apu.edu

Non-discrimination Policy

University College, 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 director of human resources is the compliance officer, and inquiries concerning student issues related to discrimination should be made to the director of human resources at (626) 857-2470.

Complaint Procedures

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