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.
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
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
Deputy Administrator For Students
Dr. Matthew Gregory
Dean of Students, Texas Tech University
Suite 201 AA, Student Union Building
Deputy Administrator For Academic Affairs
Dr. Sean Cunningham
Chair, Department of History, Texas Tech University
131 Holden Hall
Deputy Administrator For Employees
Assistant Vice President for Human Resources
160 Doak Conference Center,
Lubbock, TX 79409
Deputy Administrator For Athletics
Dr. Judi Henry
Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director
Senior Woman Administrator
Athletics Offices Room 109,
Lubbock, TX 79409