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Title IX Information

Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance.

Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination and is therefore prohibited under Title IX. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when this conduct is so severe, persistent or pervasive that it explicitly or implicitly affects an individual’s employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work or educational performance, or creates an intimidating or hostile work or educational environment.

Tarleton's Commitment

Tarleton State University is committed to providing an environment of academic study and employment free from harassment or discrimination to all segments of its community; its faculty, staff, students, guests and vendors; and will promptly address all complaints of discrimination, sexual harassment, and related retaliation in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. Tarleton encourages students, employees and visitors who believe they may have been subjected to sex discrimination, sexual harassment or sexual misconduct by university faculty, staff, students, visitors or contractors to report it immediately.

A Quick Note About Investigations

The U.S. Office of Civil Rights issued a Dear Colleague Letter in 2011 concerning a University's responsibilities under Title IX. Within this guidance it states that the University must get permission from the complainant to an allegation to continue with a Title IX investigation unless the actions are so severe that we must take action independent of their cooperation to protect the rest of the student population. Title IX Complaints which are closed at the request of the Complainant may be reopened at a later date by that individual.

Title IX Log Availability

To further show our commitment to informing our campus community, a Title IX log is maintained at the Risk Management & Compliance Office, located at Admin Annex 1, room 106. The log is available for the public to view during normal business hours. This log contains no identifying information but does disclose the number and types of complaints that have been received by the University. This log also shows the number of cases that are investigated and the outcomes of those investigations.