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Operating Policy and Procedure

OP 40.03: Sexual Misconduct

DATE: August 14, 2020

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 Coordinator, 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.


1.  Discrimination based on sex and other types of sexual misconduct (including the reporting and prevention of, and the grievance process and remedies for sexual misconduct) in the TTU community is governed by Texas Tech University System Regulation 07.06, which includes two distinct policies and procedures based on applicable federal and state law:

a.    System Regulation 07.06.A Title IX Sexual Misconduct, and

b.    System Regulation 07.06.B Non-Title IX Sexual Misconduct.

The Sexual Misconduct Policy Applicability Flowchart, attached to each policy, summarizes these policies' applicability and their respective procedures. Questions regarding the applicability of these policies should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or System Office of Equal Opportunity, whose contact information is provided in Section 2 of this OP.

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

TTU Title IX Coordinator:
Kimberly Simón
Texas Tech Office of the President
806.834.1949 TTU Administration Building, Room 115D
Office of the President Texas Tech University
Box 42005
Lubbock, TX 79409


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


TTU Title IX Deputy Coordinator 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


TTU Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Employees:
Dawn Payne, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director,
Texas Tech University System Office of Equal Opportunity
806.742.3627 TTU System Administration Building
1508 Knoxville Ave., Suite 309
Office of Equal Opportunity
Texas Tech University System, Box 41073,
Lubbock, TX 79409


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


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


3.  The following additional resources are available:

Office for Student Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct 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
806.742.3627 TTU System Administration Building
1508 Knoxville Ave., Suite 309, 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 OP or the incorporated regulations shall limit an individual from seeking assistance or filing a complaint with an outside agency.

b. Administrative Agencies:

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity
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:


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


• Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
• Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
• 34 CFR Part 106
• 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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