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.
Confidential resources provide a safe space student's can discuss experiences without filing a formal complaint.
TLU Counseling Services
TLU Campus Pastor
TLU Health Center
Guadalupe Valley Family Violence Shelter
A complaint or report may be verbal or written and does not need to take a particular form.
Sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual violence and other behavior prohibited by this policy should be reported to the appropriate Title IX Deputy Coordinator.
Campus Conduct Hotline is a confidential, anonymous way to alert administrators of unsafe or unethical behavior BEFORE it spirals out of control. Simply dial toll-free to 866.943.5787.
A report can also be made to the Texas Lutheran University Police Department by dialing “0” on a campus phone or 830-372-8000, or Police Chief Irene Garcia by dialing ext. “6309” on a campus phone or 830-372-8000.
Contact the City of Seguin Police Department by dialing "911" or 830-379-2123.
Students may also report any incident of sexual violence or sexual harassment that may create or contribute to the creation of a hostile environment to any instructor or school employee. Students, staff and faculty may notify the head of their department or unit, their supervisor, or any member of the administration with whom they are comfortable. Any instructor or other employee receiving such a report is responsible for reporting it to the Title IX coordinator. Failure to comply with this policy shall be grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including termination.
Dr. Bernadette K. Buchanan Associate Dean of Student Life and Learning
for Title IX and Compliance
Alumni Student Center, Suite 107 1000 West Court Street Seguin, TX 78155 830-372-8060 firstname.lastname@example.org
Duties and Responsibilities: Monitoring and oversight of overall implementation of Title IX Compliance at the University, including coordination of training, education, communications, and supervision of the grievance procedures for faculty, staff, students and other members of the University community. The Title IX Coordinator may also serve as the first point of contact for student complaints.
Kyle Wych Associate Dean of Student Life and Learning
Alumni Student Center, Suite 102 1000 West Court Street Seguin, TX 78155 830-372-8060 email@example.com
David Legore M.F.A. Professor and Chair of Dramatic Media
C203 Weston Center 1000 West Court Street Seguin, TX 78155 830-372-6021 firstname.lastname@example.org
Toi Turner Director of Human Resources
O.G. Beck Administration Building 1000 West Court Street, Suite 105A Seguin, TX 78155 830-372-8019 email@example.com
Michael Hunt Head Coach for Men's & Women's Tennis
Jones Complex 1000 West Court Street Seguin, TX 78155 830-372-8128 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact any deputy coordinator if you have questions about Title IX or have a complaint concerning sexual harassment, sex discrimination, sexual assault or any conduct prohibited by this policy.
Inquiries may be made externally to:
Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100 Customer Service Hotline #: (800) 421-3481
Facsimile: (202) 453-6012 TDD#: (877) 521-2172
Office for Civil Rights, Dallas Office U.S. Department of Education 1999 Bryan Street, Suite 1620 Dallas, TX 75201-6810 Telephone: (214) 661-9600 Facsimile: (214) 661-9587 Email: OCR.Dallas@ed.gov
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
This site provides resources for students, postdocs, faculty, administrators, and others in institutions of higher education, including colleges, community colleges, universities, and similar programs. Those interested in learning more about Title IX pregnancy protection in grade school should review the Department of Education’s Guidance on the topic.
Texas Lutheran University affirms its commitment to promote the goals of fairness and equityin all aspects of the educational enterprise. All policies attached are subject to resolution using the University’s Equity Resolution Process (ERP). When the responding party is a member of the TLU community, the ERP is applicable regardless of the status of the reporting party who may be a member or non-member of the campus community, including students, student organizations, faculty, administrators, staff, guests, visitors, campers, etc.