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WHAT ARE THE LEGAL REQUIREMENTS?

In accordance with Title IX, Texas Tech University is deemed to have notice of an incident of gender-based harassment or sexual violence if a Responsible Employee knew, or in the exercise of reasonable care should have known, that the misconduct occurred. This includes incidents of sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, stalking, and domestic/relationship violence.

All university employees (faculty, staff, administrators, and student employees) are required by federal law, as Responsible Employees, to immediately report actual or suspected harassment or sexual violence to the Dean of Students Office, the Title IX Coordinator, and/or the Deputy Title IX Coordinators. This information, once referred, will still remain private and will be shared only with those administrators who have a legitimate educational need to know, in order to best assist and support the student. When informed of an incident, employees must refer all known details to one of the above Title IX administrators.

If during a disclosure to an employee, a victim requests confidentiality or asks that no action to be taken, the employee must still refer all known information to the appropriate Title IX administrators listed above, who will evaluate requests for confidentiality with consideration for whether a continuing threat to either the victim or the campus community exists.

Additionally, a responsible employee will not share information with law enforcement without the disclosing student's permission, and even when permission is granted, that employee must still inform one of the above Title IX administrators. The University's responsibilities exist regardless of the involvement of law enforcement.

HOW DO I FULFILL MY RESPONSIBILITIES?

Amy Murphy
Dean of Students
amy.murphy@ttu.edu
806-742-5433

Michael Henry
Lead Title IX Investigator
michael.henry@ttu.edu
806-742-7233

Shawn Adams
Title IX Investigator
shawn.adams@ttu.edu
806-742-723