Civil Rights - University of Dallas

Civil Rights - University of Dallas

Confidential Assistance

The University generally expects all University employees to report alleged civil rights violations to the UD Office of Civil Rights. The University also seeks to maintain the privacy of all involved in a civil rights investigation, keeping in mind the University's responsibility to eliminate civil rights offenses and protect our community from those who would wrong others.

Sometimes, however, someone may want to seek assistance without the possibility of a civil rights investigation or disciplinary process. In order to more fully help those who may be victims of a civil rights violation, the University has designated various employees who can assist members of the University community without being required to provide personally identifiable information to the Office of Civil Rights.

These are the the employees that the University has designated to provide confidential assistance:

Licensed mental health counselors

Johnathan Sumpter, Director of the Counseling Center
Vanessa Garcia
Jennise Urbina
Merlyn Antony
Haggar University Center, 2nd Floor

Licensed medical professionals

Dr. Lora Rodriguez
UD Health Center, Haggar University Center, 2nd Floor

Vowed religious (priests, deacons, and religious sisters and brothers), when providing pastoral services

Fr. Joseph Paul Albin, O.P
Campus Ministry Office, Haggar University Center, 2nd Floor


Fr. Paul Bechter
Associate Chaplain


Deacon Ryan Sales
Phone: 972-721-5118


Campus Ministry Staff

Shelby Ponikiewski, Faith Formation and Outreach Campus Minister
Campus Ministry Office, Haggar University Center, 2nd Floor