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As we all work together to practice preventative measures during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Texas Tech Title IX office staff is working remotely, and all services provided by this office are available.

Title IX COVID-19 Updates

A message from the Title IX Office:

Even though the Title IX office is currently operating remotely, our staff is available via phone, email, Skype for Business, and Zoom during regular business hours (Monday - Friday, from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm) to provide assistance and support. We will respond to any messages and inquiries as quickly as possible.

Texas Tech University COVID-19 Updates

  • To find the latest updates and communications to the University community, including answers to frequently asked questions and additional resources, please visit the Texas Tech University COVID-19 website.

Student Counseling Center (SCC) COVID-19 Updates

  • The SCC is not currently facilitating in-person counseling services, but they do offer an array of online services.
  • If You are Currently Connected to an SCC Counselor:
    • You are able to contact your counselor directly to discuss online treatment options.
  • If You Are NOT Currently Connected to an SCC Counselor:
    • You can call the Student Counseling Center at 806-742-3674 to initiate online services
  • Therapy Assistance Online (TAO)
    • TAO is an interactive, web-based program that provides highly effective strategies to help overcome anxiety, depression, and other common concerns through online therapy modules.
    • You can ask your current counselor or call the SCC to access these services.
  • Crisis Helpline 806-742-5555
    • The Crisis Helpline remains available 24/7 for any student experiencing a mental health crisis, no matter if you are physically in Lubbock or somewhere else. You are immediately connected to a Licensed Professional Counselor.

Student Health Services COVID-19 Updates

University Student Housing COVID-19 FAQ's

Academic Affairs Resources and Information for COVID-19 Response

Risk Intervention and Safety Education (RISE) COVID-19 Tips for Students

 

What is Title IX?

Under the United States Code of Federal Regulations, Title IX states that, "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." 20 USCA § 1681.

 

Prohibited Conduct

Texas Tech is committed to providing its students, faculty, and staff with an educational and workplace environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. The Texas Tech community is dedicated to fostering and supporting a culture of mutual respect and communication.

Texas Tech University does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of students based on or related to sex, race, national origin, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected categories, classes, or characteristics. While sexual orientation and gender identity are not protected categories under state or federal law, it is Texas Tech University policy not to discriminate on this basis. Actions related to admission, discipline, housing, extracurricular and academic opportunities shall not be made based on a student's protected status. Discriminatory behavior is prohibited regardless of the manner in which it is exhibited, whether verbally, in writing, or electronically displayed or conveyed. Individuals who violate these policies and laws are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion.

Examples of the types of discrimination and violence that are strictly prohibited by Texas Tech include but are not limited to: sexual harassment, the failure to provide equal opportunity in athletics, discrimination in a school's science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses and programs, discrimination based on pregnancy.

In addition to Title IX, certain Clery specific crimes are also considered to be Title IX violations and will be handled by the university as mandated under both statutory requirements. These include but are not limited to sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Information

University Resources and Information

University Response to the Department of Education Announcement for Title IX Guidance

 

Report a Title IX Violation

University Title IX Officials

Texas Tech Title IX Coordinator

Texas Tech's Title IX Coordinator is the designated university official with primary responsibility for coordinating the university's compliance with Title IX and other federal and state laws and regulations relating to sex-based discrimination.

Dr. Kimberly Simón
Title IX Administrator

Administration Building, 115D
806.834.1949
kimberly.simon@ttu.edu

 

Deputy Administrator For Students

Dr. Matthew Gregory 
Dean of Students, Texas Tech University

Suite 201 AA, Student Union Building
806.742.2984
deanofstudents@ttu.edu

Deputy Administrator For Academic Affairs

Dr. Sean Cunningham

Chair, Department of History, Texas Tech University

131 Holden Hall 
806.742.3744
sean.cunningham@ttu.edu

Deputy Administrator For Employees

Jodie Billingsley
Assistant Vice President for Human Resources

160 Doak Conference Center,
Box 41093 
Lubbock, TX 79409
806.742.3851
jodie.billingsley@ttu.edu

Deputy Administrator For Athletics

Dr. Judi Henry
Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director
Senior Woman Administrator

Athletics Offices Room 109,
Box 43021
Lubbock, TX 79409
806.834.0976
judi.henry@ttu.edu

 

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