Civil Rights

Equal in Dignity

Members of the University of Dallas community are expected to live out the principles of equal opportunity enshrined in the University's civil rights policies. As the Second Vatican Council reaffirmed, we have equal dignity as children of God and should treat each other with the respect that our shared dignity warrants. (Gaudium et spes, no. 29)

Truth calls for the elimination of every trace of racial discrimination. - St. John XXIII, Pacem in terris, no. 86

The University of Dallas is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and work environment for all members of the University community. In keeping with the Catholic Faith and local, state, and federal law, the University of Dallas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, disability, veteran status, genetic information, religion, age, or any other protected category under applicable law.

The Title IX/Section 504 Coordinator is the person designated by the University to oversee implementation of the University's civil rights policies, including investigation of any allegations of noncompliance. The University of Dallas has designated Joshua Skinner as the Title IX/Section 504 Coordinator. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the University's civil rights policies or the implementation of those policies, please contact:

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Title IX/Section 504 Coordinator

Joshua Skinner, J.D.
Braniff Graduate Building 114
jaskinner@udallas.edu
Direct: (972) 721-5056
Facsimile: (972) 265-5712

Reporting Discrimination or Retaliation

Reports of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation may be made in many different ways. There is no time limitation on the filing of allegations. However, if the person alleged to have committed the misconduct is no longer subject to the University's jurisdiction, its ability to investigate, respond, and provide remedies may be more limited.

  • You may report directly to the Title IX/Section 504 Coordinator.
  • You may report any complaint, including an anonymous complaint, using the online reporting form posted at udallas.edu/complaint and https://secure.ethicspoint.com/domain/media/en/gui/19779/index.html, or by calling toll-free to the University‚Äôs Compliance Reporting Hotline at (888) 317-8072.
  • You may report a complaint to various other individuals and offices on and off campus. Except for specifically designated "confidential reporters," all employees of the University (faculty and staff) are expected to relay civil rights complaints and allegations to the Title IX/Section 504 Coordinator.

The University always seeks to maintain the privacy of those involved in the reporting and complaint process, keeping in mind the University's obligation to protect the entire University community. In some situations, however, someone might want to seek support and assistance separate from the University's complaint process. Consequently, the University has designated various confidential reporters who can assist members of our community to get the assistance they need without having to disclose the identity of the parties to other University officials.

Disability Accommodations

Society, was intended by the Creator for the full development of individual possibilities, and for the social benefits, which by a give and take process, every one can claim for his own sake and that of others. - Pope Pius XI, Mit Brennender Sorge, no. 30

One aspect of making the University of Dallas a place of equal opportunity is the provision of reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. The University is committed to facilitating the participation of people with disabilities in the life of the University community by providing reasonable accommodations that provide meaningful access to the employment and educational opportunities provided by the University.

Any member of or visitor to the University community may contact the Title IX/Section 504 Coordinator regarding disability accommodations.

For students seeking disability accommodations, formal requests are generally submitted through an online request form that is available at udallas.edu/ada-request. In addition, you can find out more about student disability services and the documentation that should be submitted with a student disability accommodation request at the Student Disability Services web page: udallas.edu/sds.

For employees seeking disability accommodations, formal requests are generally submitted directly to the University of Dallas Human Resources Department. You may contact the HR Department in person on the first floor of Cardinal Farrell Hall, via email at hr@udallas.edu, or by phone at (972) 721-5382.

For all other disability accommodation requests, please contact the Title IX/Section 504 Coordinator directly.