Title IX is defined by the Education Amendments of 1972 that prohibits sex discrimination in education.
“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.”
Notice of Non-Discrimination
In accordance with Title IX, Sul Ross State University complies with the Title IX Higher Education Amendments of 1972 which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs or activities; Sul Ross complies with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits sex discrimination in employment; and Sul Ross complies with the Texas State University System Sexual Misconduct Policy which defines sexual misconduct as a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX and Title VII.
Campus Title IX Contacts
As defined by Title IX of the Education Amendments, sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual assault. Althought frequently believed to only pertain to athletics, Title IX is a broad and expansive law that applies to many programs at Sul Ross State University. Below is a list of contacts that have primary responsibility for Title IX Compliance.
The Title IX Coordinator is appointed by the President of the university and is charged with providing leadership, consultation, and oversight of Title IX compliance activities at Sul Ross State University. While these functions are assumed by the Title IX Coordinator, it is Sul Ross’ position that compliance of the Title IX laws are everyone’s responsibility.
Sul Ross encourages everyone to immediately report incidents of sex discrimination, sexual harassment (including sexual assault or violence) or sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator, to a Title IX Deputy Coordinator, to Human Resources Staff, or to the Dean of Student Life. Sexual Misconduct cases may also be reported to the University Department of Public Safety, the Alpine Police Department, and other law enforcement authorities.