Texas Tech University

Title IX at Texas Tech

What is Title IX? 

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity. Texas Tech University does not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on or related to:

  • Sex
  • Gender Identity
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Religion
  • Spirituality
  • Ability Status
  • Protected Veteran Status
  • Any other part of your identity

Sex-Based Discrimination Includes:

  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Interpersonal Violence
  • Stalking
  • Pregnancy, Nursing, and Parenting Discrimination

University policy defines consent, sex discrimination and sexual misconduct behaviors that are prohibited. To read how the University defines these behaviors, please see Section D of the Student Code of Conduct.

Even if your experiences do not exactly meet the policy definition, we can still provide resources and remedies to assist you! 

Why Should I File a Title IX Report?

  • An incident has negatively affected your academics, employment, or student involvement.
  • You have concerns about your safety or the safety of others.
  • You need assistance and support, but you do not want to disclose details or names.
  • You would like a No Contact Order to prohibit communication between you and another party.
  • You would like the University to take action and investigate the incident.

How Can We Help You?

  • Provide support, resources, and other Interim Measures
    • Emotional support and processing after an incident
    • Academic Support
      • Course load reductions, withdrawals, absence notifications, requests for flexibility/alternative participation to faculty or supervisors
    • Housing Assistance
      • Short-term emergency housing accommodations or housing changes
    • Medical Services
    • Counseling Services
    • Parking Assistance
    • Safety Plan
    • No Contact Orders
    • Conflict resolution and dispute management
    • Support and referrals for concerned friends, family, partners, and faculty/staff members 
    • See Support Resources Page for information regarding on-campus, community, and national resources
  • Stop behavior from continuing or escalating
  • Provide education and prevention
  • Investigate reports of misconduct
  • Facilitate informal and formal resolutions

What Happens When I File a Title IX Report?

After a report is filed, the Title IX Case Manager or a CARE Coordinator from the Office for Student Rights and Resolution will reach out to the involved student to schedule an appointment to discuss different options and remedies available and connect them with resources.

There is not a one-size-fits-all answer as each incident is handled on a case by case basis. The Title IX process is Complainant driven, meaning the student who is reporting the incident gets to determine how the institution proceeds. To learn more:

Title IX