The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces, among other statutes, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that:
No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
Title IX applies to institutions that receive federal financial assistance from the Department of Education, including state and local educational agencies. Educational programs and activities that receive Department of Education funds must operate in a nondiscriminatory manner. Some key issue areas in which recipients have Title IX obligations are: recruitment, admissions, and counseling; financial assistance; athletics; sex-based harassment; treatment of pregnant and parenting students; discipline; single-sex education; and employment. Also, a recipient may not retaliate against any person for opposing an unlawful educational practice or policy, or made charges, testified or participated in any complaint action under Title IX. For a recipient to retaliate in any way is considered a violation of Title IX.
Sexual misconduct is a violation of university standards of conduct for students, faculty, staff, and the university community as well as a violation of the law.
Sexual misconduct includes, but is not limited to, forcing, threatening to force, coercing, or deceiving another to engage in sexual activity or engaging in sexual activity with another knowing that the person does not want to engage in the activity, feels the activity is offensive, or is unable to assess the nature of or control the conduct.
Sexual misconduct also includes engaging in sexual activity with another when that person has impaired judgment or control due to drugs or other intoxicants.
Engaging in sexual conduct without consent is a serious offense; furthermore, the person may withdraw such consent, whether verbal or non-verbal, at any time without regard to activity preceding the withdrawal of consent.
The university will not tolerate such offenses that may cause not only physical harm but also emotional harm. Please visit the Student Affairs website for additional information.
Direct questions or concerns about sexual misconduct to:
Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students/Title IX Coordinator
UC Room 125E
Statement of Sexual Harassment
Texas A&M University-Texarkana will neither accept nor tolerate sexual harassment of students or employees. Guidelines governing the university policy are available upon request from the Office of Student Life and the Office of Human Resources/EEO for employees.