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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.




Confidential Resources

Confidential resources provide a safe space student's can discuss experiences without filing a formal complaint.

Confidential Campus Resources

TLU Counseling Services

  • Dr. Marlene Rendon
  • Alumni Student Center, Meadows Center
  • Ph: 830-372-8009
  • Email:

TLU Campus Pastor

  • Center for Servant Leadership
  • Ph: 830-372-8160 or 830-372-8161

TLU Health Center

  • Lacie Weber
  • Clifton Apartment
  • Ph: 830-372-8068

Confidential Community Resources

Guadalupe Valley Family Violence Shelter

  • Seguin, Texas
  • Ph: 830-372-2780

A complaint or report may be verbal or written and does not need to take a particular form.

Title IX Deputy Coordinator

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


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.

TLU Campus Police

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.

City of Seguin Police Department

Contact the City of Seguin Police Department by dialing "911" or 830-379-2123.

Instructor or School Employee

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.




David A Ortiz
Vice President for the Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
OG Beck Administration, Suite 104
1000 West Court Street
Seguin, TX  78155


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.



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

Alumni Student Center, Meadows Center
1000 West Court Street 
Seguin, TX 78155 


Kyle Wych
Associate Dean of Student Life and Learning

Alumni Student Center, Suite 102 
1000 West Court Street 
Seguin, TX 78155 


David Legore M.F.A.
Professor and Chair of Dramatic Media

C203 Weston Center 
1000 West Court Street 
Seguin, TX 78155 


Toi Turner 
Director of Human Resources

O.G. Beck Administration Building 
1000 West Court Street, Suite 104
Seguin, TX 78155 


Troy Patterson
Associate Head Coach for Women's Basketball

Jones Complex                
1000 West Court Street 
Seguin, TX 78155 


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



Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)



For more information

Title Description

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.

Although the resources on this site have been written and reviewed by legal experts, the information on this website does not constitute legal advice. See our disclaimers and privacy policy for more information. 

For Easy Reference

Texas Lutheran University affirms its commitment to promote the goals of fairness and equity
in 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.

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