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Non-discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Policy

Title IX Reporting Form

To file a report on an incident, please fill out the Student Grievance Form linked below and emal us. All information provided will remain confidential and will not be shared with the public. Students will be contacted by the deputy coordinator. If you have any questions, please reach out to the Title IX office.

This form is not for emergency incident reports. If this is an emergency, please call Campus Safety at (213) 487-0110 or Emergency 911.

Sexual Misconduct & Civil Rights (Title IX)

Dongguk University Los Angeles is dedicated to fostering a community free of discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct, in line with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The university explicitly prohibits any form of discrimination based on sex within its educational programs and activities, aligning with its obligations under federal law due to receiving federal financial assistance. Title IX protections extend to all faculty, staff, and students, safeguarding against sexual violence, harassment, exploitation, and other forms of sexual misconduct. The policy firmly opposes retaliation against anyone advocating for rights protected under Title IX, ensuring a secure environment for reporting and addressing grievances related to sexual misconduct.

Title IX Coordinator

The Title IX coordinator at Dongguk University Los Angeles, serving as the student services coordinator, is a pivotal figure in upholding the university’s commitment to Title IX policies. Available to the entire university community, the coordinator is a confidential resource for discussing potential violations, offering guidance on the reporting process, and ensuring the adherence to Title IX policies. This role is crucial for maintaining a respectful and safe campus environment, free from sexual misconduct and discrimination.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Dongguk University Los Angeles adheres to a strict non-discrimination policy, rejecting any form of discrimination based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, or any other protected class. This policy encompasses all educational, extracurricular, athletic, and employment activities, affirming the university’s commitment to equality and inclusivity. Sexual misconduct, a form of sex discrimination, is explicitly prohibited, underscoring the institution’s dedication to upholding both the spirit and the letter of Title IX and other civil rights laws.

University Statement on Privacy

In investigating allegations of sexual misconduct, Dongguk University Los Angeles prioritizes the privacy and interests of all involved parties, balancing confidentiality with the need for a thorough review. The university commits to sharing information only with necessary personnel to assist in resolving the complaint while protecting the safety of the community. Confidential assistance is available through both on-campus and off-campus resources, ensuring that individuals can seek help without mandatory reporting to the university. The policy reflects a commitment to handling sensitive situations with care, respect, and discretion.

Prohibited Conduct and Definitions

The university’s policy on sexual misconduct encompasses a wide range of behaviors, including sexual harassment, violence, exploitation, stalking, cyber-stalking, bullying, cyberbullying, aiding in misconduct, and retaliation. These actions violate the university’s standards of respect, dignity, and integrity. Definitions provided aim to clarify the forms of conduct considered unacceptable, emphasizing the university’s zero-tolerance stance on sexual misconduct. This section also elaborates on the specifics of sexual harassment, detailing scenarios in which such behavior may occur and its impact on individuals and the campus community.

Statement of Consent, Coercion, Incapacitation, and Alcohol

Consent is a foundational element in the university’s approach to sexual activity, defined as a clear, voluntary agreement demonstrated through words or actions. The policy outlines the parameters of consent, coercion, incapacitation, and the influence of alcohol, providing guidance on how to navigate sexual interactions responsibly. Emphasizing the importance of consent in every sexual encounter, the university sets a standard for respectful and safe relationships within its community.

Who Can Help?

If you have been affected by sexual misconduct and would like to speak with an individual on campus, there are numerous people ready to help. You may meet with the Title IX coordinator confidentially, with no obligation to file a formal report. All Dongguk University Los Angeles employees, including student workers, have a duty to report incidents the Title IX coordinator. Additionally, off-campus resources are also available to you. All available resources are listed below:


DULA Title Ix Coordinator


Emergency 911

For more information

For more information regarding Title IX, please read page 16 of the University Policy Handbook on the Publication page.