Report an Incident
Reports are private, and will not be shared with other students, faculty, non- Title IX staff, or parents, without expressed consent.
Title IX staff will not share information with the Police Department, unless requested by the student or to comply with a lawfully issued subpoena.
Reports can also be made anonymously, except for university employees who become aware of possible Title IX infractions. Please note- reporting anonymously may limit the University's ability to investigate the incident or provide resources to the involved parties.
At Texas Tech, students, faculty, staff, and community members can make a report in a variety of ways:
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 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
- Support and referrals for concerned friends, family, partners, & 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 experiencing misconduct gets to determine how the institution proceeds.
To learn more:
- View a Flowchart of the Title IX Process
- Read more about the options available through the Title IX Process and Frequently Asked Questions
Commitment to Privacy & Confidentiality
After making a report, student information will be handled in accordance with the regulations established by the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). FERPA is a federal law that protects the privacy of student educational records, and information contained in educational records cannot be shared without the student's written consent. If you already have a FERPA on file with the registrar's office, we require a new form to be filled out once you are in contact with our office to ensure confidentiality.
All reports are treated with the greatest degree of confidentiality possible. Confidentiality is maintained on a need-to-know basis with respect to the university's obligations to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct and take the appropriate corrective action.
1. File a Report Online
Meet with a staff member in person, speak over the phone, or communicate via email. These administrators can also answer general questions about the policies and procedures, and describe options available to students.
Title IX Case Manager | Associate Director | Texas Tech University
Student Union Building, Room 232E
Title IX Campus Advocacy, Response & Education (CARE) Coordinators
Abigail Wesson | Devin Keirsey
Title IX Investigators, Texas Tech University
Student Union Building, Room 232E
Office of Equal Opportunity
(For misconduct complaints involving Faculty/Staff)
1508 Knoxville Ave, Suite 208 (System Administration Building)
806.742.3627 | Equal Opportunity Website
Texas Tech Police Department
(For Criminal Investigations)
Texas Tech Police Department Website
- Information About Police Reports:
- Police reports can be made as an option to pursue criminal action, file a protective order, and access victim services, or you can file a police report without pursuing criminal action.
- Criminal action is separate from a Title IX university investigation process.
- We do not share information with the Texas Tech Police Department (TTUPD) or Lubbock Police Department (LPD) unless the Complainant gives us specific permission to do so, there are immediate safety concerns, the victim is a minor under state law, or we are compelled to do so by a subpoena or court order.
There are resources on campus for students who would like to talk to someone and get assistance, without making a report to the university. These staff members can assist students in accessing resources and filing a report only when specifically requested.
Student Counseling Center
Student Wellness Center, Suite 201
Walk-in Clinic Hours: M-F 12:30-3:30pm
Student Health Services
Student Wellness Center, First Floor
Student Health Website
Hours: M-F 8:00am- 5:30pm