The Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM) does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or creed, national or ethnic origin, or disability in its programs, activities, hiring or the admission of students.
It is the policy of the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations, which prohibit discrimination based on sex in the College’s programs and activities.
ACOM’s Compliance Division oversees the institution’s compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. ACOM administration, faculty, staff, campus security, and other support services to ensure that policies and programs foster a campus community free of illegal gender discrimination and from all forms of violence, including sexual misconduct (examples of which can include acts of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.)
Policies & Procedures
ACOM is committed to maintaining study and work environments that are free from discriminatory harassment based on age, race, color, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or creed, national or ethnic origin, or disability. Sexual or other discriminatory harassment of its students is strictly prohibited, whether by non-employees (such as contractors or vendors), other students, or by its employees, and ACOM will take immediate and appropriate action to address behavior that violates this policy. Likewise, students are strictly prohibited from engaging in harassing behavior directed at ACOM’s employees, its visitors, vendors and contractors. All students and employees must comply with this policy and take appropriate measures to create an atmosphere free of harassment and discrimination. Appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including, suspension, expulsion, termination from employment or being banned from ACOM properties, will be taken against individuals who violate this policy.
Title IX Training Materials
Title IX Complaints – How to File
To file a Title IX complaint, contact the Title IX Coordinator.
Eugenia S. Thomas, JD, CHC
Corporate Compliance Officer & Interim Title IX Coordinator
445 Health Sciences Blvd.
Dothan, AL 36303
Office: (334) 944-4006
Cell: (334) 596-5360
Compliance Hotline: (833) 490-0007
Students who believe they have been subjected to discrimination or harassment in violation of Title IX should report these concerns immediately to the Title IX Coordinator. Title IX prohibits retaliation by any student and/or employee against anyone who reports an alleged Title IX violation. If students, staff, or faculty members believe someone they know has experienced sexual misconduct, they should promptly report incidents to the Title IX Coordinator.
Inquiries may also be directed to the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, District of Columbia Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue S.W., Washington, DC 20202-1475.
Guide for Sexual Assault Victims
Title IX Anonymous Reporting
ACOM has established a confidential portal through which individuals can share information anonymously. The information submitted will be received by the Title IX Coordinator but the reporter will not be identified. ACOM will investigate anonymous claims to the best of our ability on the basis of information received.