Title IX

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.

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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

Title IX Officials

Based on your status with the Texas Tech Community, please contact one of the following trained Title IX Deputy Officers for questions or complaints:

For Students

Dr. Amy Murphy
Dean of Students and Managing Director,
Center for Campus Life

201 Student Union,
Box 45014 
Lubbock, TX 79409

For Employees

Jodie Billingsley
Assistant Vice President for Human Resources

160 Doak Conference Center,
Box 41093 
Lubbock, TX 79409

For Athletics

Dr. Judi Henry
Senior Associate Athletics Director
Senior Woman Administrator

Athletics Offices Room 109,
Box 43021
Lubbock, TX 79409

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.

Ronald Phillips
University Counsel
Texas Tech Office of the President

Administration Building
Box 43021
Room 170, MS 2005