Nondiscrimination Statement & Title IX Coordinators

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Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It reads:

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

-Legal Citation: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)

Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual assault.

Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Sexual Misconduct, Relationship (Dating) Violence and Stalking Policy

Nondiscrimination Statement

Texas Lutheran University (TLU) policy prohibits discrimination based on sex in employment and education programs and activities both on and off campus. Prohibited conduct is set forth in this policy, including under definitions. This policy applies to all students and employees and to conduct on school grounds, off-campus, and at school-sponsored activities, and through technology resources, including those provided by or used at TLU.

TLU policy and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in employment and education programs and activities. Title IX protects all persons from sex discrimination, which includes sexual harassment and sexual violence. TLU will process all sex discrimination complaints it receives, including complaints of sexual harassment and sexual violence, regardless of where the conduct occurred, to determine whether the conduct occurred in the context of an employment or education program or activity or had continuing effects on campus. If alleged off-campus sexual harassment or sexual violence occurs in the context of an education program or activity or had continuing effects on campus, the complaint will be treated the same as a complaint involving on-campus conduct. This includes complaints of sexual assault or harassment by students, employees, and third parties.

TLU strongly urges students, faculty, staff, and third parties to promptly report incidents of conduct prohibited under this policy. Responsible employees (as defined below) are required to promptly report incidents of conduct prohibited under this policy.

Sexual Misconduct Resources Chart (PDF)

Understanding the Sexual Misconduct Complaint Process (PDF)

Title IX Coordinators

The responsibilities of TLU’s Title IX deputy coordinators for students, faculty and non-faculty employees and third parties include investigating or overseeing the investigation of all incidents of alleged sexual assault or harassment; ensuring that consistent standards and practices apply to all investigations; being available to meet with students and employees who believe sexual assault or harassment has occurred; and assisting campus security and local law enforcement as needed. Deputy coordinators for students, faculty and non-faculty employees and third parties report incidents whether resolved informally or formally to the University Title IX Coordinator. These reports allow the Title IX Coordinator to identify patterns in a particular area within the university and to coordinate compliance with federal regulations.

Complaints of sexual assault, sexual harassment or other conduct prohibited under this policy and inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its regulations should be directed to the TLU Title IX Coordinator or the Deputy Coordinators listed below:

Title IX Coordinator

Dr. Bernadette K. Buchanan
Associate Dean of Student Life and Learning

Alumni Student Center, Suite 102
1000 West Court Street
Seguin, TX 78155
830-372-6040
bbuchanan@tlu.edu

Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Students

Kyle Wych
Associate Dean of Student Life and Learning

AlumniStudent Center, Suite 102
1000 West Court Street
Seguin, TX 78155
830-372-6040
kwych@tlu.edu

Please contact Mr. Wych if you have a complaint against a student concerning sexual harassment, sex discrimination, sexual assault, conduct prohibited by this policy, or if you are a student with questions about Title IX.

Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Faculty

Dr. William Davis
Professor and Chair of Chemistry

Krost Science Building, Room 302
1000 West Court Street
Seguin, TX 78155
830-372-6046
wdavis@tlu.edu

Please contact Dr. Davis if you are a faculty member with questions about Title IX or have a complaint against a faculty member concerning sexual harassment, sex discrimination, sexual assault or any conduct prohibited by this policy.

Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Non-Faculty Employees and Third Parties

Toi Turner
HR Administrator

O.G. Beck Administration Building
1000 West Court Street, Suite 105A
Seguin, TX 78155
830-372-8019
tturner@tlu.edu

Please contact Ms. Turner if you are a non-faculty employee with questions about Title IX or have a complaint against a non-faculty employee concerning sexual harassment, sex discrimination, sexual assault or any conduct prohibited by this policy.

Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Athletics

Michael Hunt
Head Coach for Men's & Women's Tennis

Jones Complex
1000 West Court Street
Seguin, TX 78155
830-372-8128
mhunt@tlu.edu

If you have a Title IX question or concern related to athletics, please contact Mr. Hunt.

Students may also contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights at 800-421-3481 or ocr@ed.gov. For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area.