How to Report
TITLE IX NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT
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.
- Senate Bill 212 (SB212) states: “It is a Texas State Law that requires all employees (both faculty and staff) at a public or private post-secondary institution to promptly report any knowledge of any incidents of sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, or stalking "committed by or against a person who was a student enrolled at or an employee of the institution at the time of the incident."
- SB 212 has strong penalties for not complying with the law. Employees failing to report incidents of sexual assault can be charged with a Class B Misdemeanor and terminated. If the person intentionally tries to cover up the incident, they could also face a Class A misdemeanor charge. Furthermore, the university itself could also face a disciplinary action as a failure to comply with the bill’s requirements and could incur as much as a $2 million penalty.
Campus Conduct Hotline
- Available 24 hours/day, 7/days week; confidential reporting available
Incident Reporting Form
- http://tixreport.tlu.edu (24-hours/day, 7/days week; confidential reporting available)
- firstname.lastname@example.org (24-hours/day, 7/days week; non-confidential)
Title IX Coordinator
Dr. David Ortiz, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion and Title IX Coordinator; 830-372-8011
Director Of Title IX Services
Leslie Flores, Director of Title IX Services & Equity Compliance; 830-372-6327, email@example.com
Deputy Title IX Coordinators
- Kristen Moore, Human Resources Coordinator; 830-372-8017
- Monica Matocha, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology; 830-372-6557
- Erica Miller, Director, Financial Aid; 830-372-8077
- Rob Spence, Director, Information Technology/Auxiliary Services; 830-372-6880
- Sycora Wilson, Director, Student Success & Retention; 830-372-6305
- Email and voicemail available 24 hours/day, 7/days week; non-confidential
Confidential Resources On Campus
- Counseling Center/TLU Care/Sarah Westerfield, LPC, located in the Hahn Annex; Stop by or call 830-372-8009
- Campus Ministry; Wes Cain, Campus Pastor; 830-372-8160
- Health & Wellness Center; Lacy Webber, Campus Nurse / Director of Student Health & Wellness Center; 830-372-8068
- On-Campus Advocate; Ashton Smith, Sexual Assault Advocate from Guadalupe Valley Family Violence Shelter; 830-372-2780 or 830-243-1104, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Athletic Training Staff: Amy Menzies, Athletic Trainer; 830-372-6319 & Nicole Curtis, Athletic Trainer; 830-372-6319, Matt Matocha, Athletic Trainer, 830-372-6319.
University Police Department
- 830-372-8000; Chief Irene Garcia
- Available 24 hours/day, 7/days week; non-confidential
Any University Employee
- All university employees are mandatory reporters and will report any information received regarding an incident of sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic or dating violence, and/or stalking to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator within 48 hours of receiving it with the exception of Confidential Resources
- Confidential Resources are not mandatory reporters. See above list of designated confidential resources on campus.
- Office of Civil Rights (OCR) – Dallas Regional Office; 214-661-9600; OCR.Dallas@ed.gov
- Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB); 512-427-6101