Texas Tech University

Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities at federally funded institutions.  Title IX protects students, faculty, staff, and visitors to our campus from all forms of sex discrimination.

Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination and is prohibited under Title IX. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, and nonverbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when this conduct is so severe, persistent or pervasive that it affects an individual's employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual's work or educational performance, or creates an intimidating or hostile work or educational environment.

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

How Can Title IX Help You

  • Provide Supportive Measures and Resources
    • Emotional support after an incident
    • Academic Support
    • Housing Assistance
    • Medical Services
    • Counseling Services
    • Extracurricular and Student Organization Assistance
    • Altering Student Employment Schedules
    • Parking Assistance
    • Safety Plan
    • No Contact Orders
    • Support and referrals for concerned friends, family, partners, and faculty/staff members 
  • Provide education and prevention
  • Facilitate Informal Resolutions
  • Investigate incidents to pursue a potential disciplinary outcome

Title IX Team

Title IX Coordinator

Dr. Kimberly Simón


Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Students

Meredith Holden


Title IX Deputy Coordintor for Employees

Dawn Payne


Title IX Training & Outreach Coordinator

Serena Sosa


Civil Rights Investigators

Glenn Mellinger


Meghan Rogers


Tyler Patrick



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