Texas Tech University

Title IX Outreach Series


May 5th, 2015: Sexual Assault Crash Course for Visual & Performing Arts Advisor coffee hour

In this session of the Title IX Outreach Series, Sarah Schwintz (Title IX Committee Chair, Gender Equity Council) led a discussion about prevention and intervention related to sexual assault on college campuses. By taking into consideration the campus and broader cultural climates, she offered specific recommendations and encouraged audience members to engage in a productive dialogue.

April 18th, 2015: Title IX Panel at the conference on the advancement of women

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For the 31st Annual Conference on the Advancement of Women, Gender Equity Council Title IX Committee Chair, Sarah Schwintz and committee members Dr. D'aun Green, Samantha Christopher, Christy Norfleet and Dr. Charlotte Dunham led a discussion about the Gender Equity Council's efforts to increase Title IX understanding on campus through the creation of the Title IX Outreach Series to faculty and staff members.

April 17th, 2015: Crash course- sexual assault on college campuses for the Undergraduate Services Center in the Rawls College of Business

In this session of the Title IX Outreach Series, Sarah Schwintz (Title IX Committee Chair, Gender Equity Council) led a discussion about prevention and intervention related to sexual assault on college campuses. By taking into consideration the campus and broader cultural climates, she offered specific recommendations and encouraged audience members to engage in a productive dialogue.

Below is a response from a staff member who attended the event:

  • "Very informative and empowering."

April 1st, 2015: Sexual Assault Awareness Month kick-off- Open Discussion for all TTU Staff & Faculty

As the kick-off event for Sexual Assault Awareness month, attendees discussed Sexual Assault Awareness, Prevention, and Intervention activities/events at TTU and considered new ideas and possibilities! The meeting allowed attendees to network, share resources, and continue building a community of Red Raiders actively working against Sexual Assault. This event was a continuation of the Title IX series sponsored by the Gender Equity Council, Dean of Students, Student Counseling Center, & TLPDC

In attendance: Dr. Amy Murphy (Dean of Students/Title IX coordinator), Ty Stafford (Unit Coordinator of Sexual Assault Services, Student Counseling Center), Sarah Schwintz (Gender Equity Council Title IX Committee Chair) and Dr. Elizabeth Sharp (Gender Equity Council Chair)

Below are responses from faculty and staff members who attended the event:

  • "I enjoyed the discussion among the attendees. I find more value to this than just one person discussing the topic."
  • In response to what the most important information learned from the session was: "Learning about additional efforts by TTU-admin supported efforts beyond faculty efforts."

March 31st, 2015: Crash Course- Sexual Assault on College campuses for the committee on academic advising and retention

In this session of the Title IX Outreach Series, Sarah Schwintz (Title IX Committee Chair, Gender Equity Council) and Michael Henry, J.D. (Associate Director, Student Resolution Center, Title IX Investigator) led a discussion about prevention and intervention related to sexual assault on college campuses. By taking into consideration the campus and broader cultural climates, they offered specific recommendations and encouraged audience members to engage in a productive dialogue.

Below is a response from a staff member who attended the event:

  • "Thank you for making efforts to connect with those around campus!"

March 11th, 2015: Sexual Assault Prevention and Intervention on College campuses-Crash Course for Faculty and Staff Crash Course

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As a continuation of the Title IX Workshop Series co-sponsored by the Gender Equity Council and the TLPDC, this session featured Dr. Elizabeth Sharp (Associate Professor, HDFS and Chair, Gender Equity Council) and Michael Henry, J.D. (Associate Director, Student Resolution Center and Title IX Investigator) leading the discussion about prevention and intervention related to sexual assault on college campuses. By taking into consideration the campus and broader cultural climates, they offered specific recommendations and encouraged audience members to engage in a productive dialogue.

Below are responses from faculty and staff members who attended the event:

  • "Have come to the past sessions & find them great resources for staff."
  • In response to what the most important information learned from the session was: "Resources for students both preventative and post-assault"

February 16th, 2015: frontline responses- how to handle sexual assault disclosures from students

As a continuation of the Title IX Workshop Series co-sponsored by the Gender Equity Council and the TLPDC, this session focused on what (specifically) to do if a student reports sexual assault to faculty or staff. Drawing on vignettes from actual incidents, Dr. Marta Kvande (Associate Professor, English), Dr. Elizabeth Sharp (Associate Professor, HDFS and Chair, Gender Equity Council), Dr. Amy Murphy (Associate Director, Student Resolution Center and Title IX Investigator), and Dr. Ty Stafford (Unit Coordinator for Sexual Assault Services, Student Counseling Center) offered an interactive session with advice, resources, and ideas on how to best support our students.

Below are responses from faculty and staff members who attended the event:

  • "Thank you for sharing and I'm glad there is help available to the university community."
  • In response to what the most important information learned from the session was: "As an individual at TTU anyone has a responsibility to report and disclose any type of sexual harassment."

December 3rd, 2014: Sexual Assault Prevention and Intervention- Crash Course for Faculty and Staff

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In the first session of the Title IX Outreach Series, Dr. Juan Munoz (Senior Vice President for Institutional Diversity Equity, and Community Engagement and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education & Student Affairs) and Dr. Elizabeth Sharp (Associate Professor, HDFS and Chair, Gender Equity Council) led a discussion about prevention and intervention related to sexual assault on college campuses. By taking into consideration the campus and broader cultural climates, they offered specific recommendations and encouraged audience members to engage in a productive dialogue.

Below are responses from faculty and staff members who attended the event:

  • One attendant said that they were committed to ensure: "That students are safe and protected and get help when they need it..."
  • One attendant shared: "...I was pleasantly surprised by the aggressively proactive tone from administration-Kudos, TTU."

President's Gender Equity Council