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Operating Policy and Procedure

OP 40.03: Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Sexual Misconduct, and Title IX Policy and Complaint Procedure

DATE: December 16, 2019

PURPOSE: Texas Tech University (TTU) is committed to providing and strengthening an educational, working, and living environment where students, faculty, staff, and visitors are free from sex discrimination of any kind. Therefore, TTU prohibits discrimination based on sex and other types of Sexual Misconduct, including but not limited to sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. The purpose of this Operating Policy/Procedure (OP) is to (1) state TTU's requirements for reporting incidents of Sexual Misconduct; (2) state TTU's policy on Sexual Misconduct; (3) implement electronic reporting protocols for such incidents; (4) develop a comprehensive prevention and outreach program; (5) establish penalties for noncompliance with this OP; and (6) provide amnesty or immunities to students and employees who report incidents of Sexual Misconduct.

REVIEW: This OP will be reviewed in November of odd-numbered years by the TTU Title IX Administrator, Dean of Students, and Assistant Vice President for Human Resources, in consultation with the System Offices of Equal Opportunity and General Counsel, with substantive revisions forwarded to the Associate Vice President for Administration and Chief of Staff to the President. Any substantive changes to this policy must be approved by the Board of Regents.

POLICY/PROCEDURE

1.  Discrimination based on sex and other types of Sexual Misconduct, including reporting, prevention, and penalties, on the TTU campus is governed by Texas Tech University System Regulation 07.06, which can be found here.

2.  TTU Title IX Administrator and designated Deputy Administrators for TTU students and employees:

CONTACT PHONE ADDRESS EMAIL
TTU Title IX Administrator:
Kimberly Simón
Texas Tech Office of the President
806.834.1949 TTU Administration Building, Room 115
Office of the President Texas Tech University
Box 42005
Lubbock, TX 79409

kimberly.simon@ttu.edu

TTU Assistant Title IX Administrator:
Meredith Holden,
Title IX Case Manager
806.834.5556 Suite 232 E, Student Union Building
Office for Student Rights & Resolution Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX 79409

meredith.holden@ttu.edu

TTU Title IX Deputy Administrator for Students:
Matthew Gregory
Dean of Students
806.742.2984 Suite 201 AA, Student Union Building
Office of the Dean of Students
Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX 79409

deanofstudents@ttu.edu

TTU Title IX Deputy Administrator for Employees:
Charlotte Bingham, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Administration,
Texas Tech University System Office of Equal Opportunity
806.742.3627 TTU System Administration Building
1508 Knoxville Ave., Suite 208
Office of Equal Opportunity
Texas Tech University System, Box 1073,
Lubbock, TX 79409

charlotte.bingham@ttu.edu

TTU Title IX Deputy Administrator for Athletics:
Judi Henry,
Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator
806.834.0976 Athletic Office,
Room 109
Texas Tech University 2526 6th Street
Lubbock, TX 79409

judi.henry@ttu.edu

TTU Title IX Deputy Administrator for Academic Affairs:
Sean Cunningham,
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of History
806.742.3744 131 Holden Hall
Texas Tech University
1011 Boston Ave
Lubbock, TX 79409

sean.cunningham@ttu.edu

3.  The following additional resources are available:

CONTACT PHONE ADDRESS
Office for Student Rights and Resolution 806.742.7233 Suite 232-E
Student Union Building
Lubbock, Texas 79409

Office of the Dean of Students

806.742.2984 Suite 201 AA
Student Union Building
Lubbock, Texas 79409
Texas Tech University
System Office of Equal
Opportunity
806.742.3627 TTU System Administration Building
1508 Knoxville Ave., Suite 208, Box 41073
Lubbock, TX 79409
Human Resources 806.742.3851 160 Doak Conference Center
2518 15th Street
Lubbock, Texas 79409
Student Counseling Center 806.742.3674 Student Wellness Center, Room 201
Lubbock, Texas 79409
Employee Assistance Program 806.743.1327 3601 4th Street
Lubbock, Texas 79430
Psychology Clinic 806.742.3799 TTU Psychology Building, Room 111A
Lubbock, Texas 79409
Family Therapy Clinic 806.742.3060 TTU Human Sciences Building, Room 165
Lubbock, Texas 79409
TTU RISE Office 806.742.2110 Drane Hall, Room 247
Lubbock, Texas 79409
Lubbock Voice of Hope 806.763.7273 P.O. Box 2000
Lubbock, Texas 79457
Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas 806.763.4557 1711 Avenue J
Lubbock, Texas 79401
Legal Aid Society of Lubbock 806.762.2325 906 Main St. #103
Lubbock, Texas 79401
University Medical Center 806.775.8200 602 Indiana Ave.
Lubbock, Texas 79415
Covenant Medical Center 806.725.0000 3615 19th Street
Lubbock, Texas 79410

4.  The following outside agencies are available as additional resources:

a.    Nothing in this regulation shall limit an individual from seeking assistance or filing a complaint with an outside agency.

b. Administrative Agencies:

CONTACT PHONE ADDRESS
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
1.800.669.4000 300 E. Main Dr.,
Suite 500
El Paso, Texas 79901
Texas Workforce Commission 512.463.2222 101 E. 15th Street
Austin, Texas 78778
U.S. Department of Education, Office
of Civil Rights
214.611.9600 1999 Bryan Street,
Suite 1620
Dallas, Texas 75201

c.    Law Enforcement Agencies:

 CONTACT PHONE ADDRESS

Texas Tech Police Department

806.742.3931 413 Flint Ave.
Lubbock, Texas 79409
Lubbock Police Department 806.775.2865 916 Texas Ave.
Lubbock, Texas 79401
Lubbock County Sheriff's Department 806.775.1400 811 Main Street
P.O. Box 10536
Lubbock, Texas 79407
Texas Department of Public Safety 512.424.2000 5805 North Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78752

AUTHORITATIVE REFERENCES

• Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
• Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
• Texas Labor Code Chapter 21
• Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
• Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act of 2013 (Campus SaVE)
• Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act
• Texas Education Code Sections 51.9363, 51.251 – 51.260, and 51.281 – 51.295
• Texas Family Code Sections 71.004 and 71.0021
• Texas Penal Code Section 42.072

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