Stephen F. Austin State University

Title IX Coordinators

Title IX Coordinators

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It reads:

"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."

-- Legal Citation: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)

Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual assault and it is the policy of Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA), in accordance with federal and state law, to prohibit unlawful discrimination as outlined in theDiscrimination Complaints policy (2.11) and the Sexual Misconduct policy (2.13) which outline the university's commitment and details the procedures used to investigate complaints.

Below is contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinators. Following that is contact information for confidential support if you would like to visit with someone confidentially. SFA's Department of Public Safety can assist you in filing criminal charges in addition to policy violations.

Title IX Coordinator

Dr. Michael Walker
Rusk Building, Room 301
2108 Alumni Drive
P.O. Box 13074
Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3074
TitleIX@sfasu.edu
(936) 468-8292
Fax: (936) 468-6638

The Title IX Coordinator is the SFA official with responsibility for coordinating the university's efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX and its implementing regulations, including the investigation of Title IX complaints.

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students

To file a complaint against an SFA student for sexual harassment, sex discrimination, or sexual assault, you should contact:

Dr. Hollie Smith
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
Suite 3.105 Baker Pattillo Student Center
P.O. Box 13066
Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3066
TitleIXstudents@sfasu.edu
(936) 468-7249
Fax: (936) 468-7111

The university official listed above has been designated as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator and is responsible for Title IX compliance in matters involving students, including training, education communication, and investigation of complaints.

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Faculty, Staff and Third-Parties

To file a complaint against an SFA employee for sexual harassment, sex discrimination, or sexual assault, you should contact:

Loretta Doty
Director of Human Resources
Austin Building, Suite 201
P.O. Box 13039
Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3039
TitleIXemployees@sfasu.edu
(936) 468-2304
Fax: (936) 468-1104

The university official listed above has been designated as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator and is responsible for Title IX compliance in matters involving employees and visitors, including training, education communication, and investigation of complaints.

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics

If you have a complaint against an SFA student athlete, coach or athletics administrator for sexual harassment, sex discrimination, or sexual assault, you may contact one of the officials listed above, and/or you may contact the official listed below, who will facilitate the handling of the complaint with the appropriate office.

Loree McCary
Senior Woman Administrator, SFA Athletics
SFA Athletic Fieldhouse
P.O. Box 13010
Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3010
TitleIXathletics@sfasu.edu
(936) 468-3751
Fax: (936) 468-4052

The university official listed above has been designated as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator and is responsible for Title IX compliance in matters involving student athletes, coaches and athletic administrators and staff, including training, education communication, and investigation of complaints.

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the SFA Charter School

If you have a complaint against an employee or student affiliated with the SFA Charter School for sexual harassment, sex discrimination, or sexual assault, you may contact one of the officials listed above, and/or you may contact the official listed below, who will facilitate the handling of the complaint with the appropriate office.

Lysa Hagan
CEO/Principal
SFA Charter School, Room 101b
2428 Raguet Street
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
TitleIXcharter@sfasu.edu
(936) 468-5899
Fax: (936) 468-7015

The university official listed above has been designated as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator and is responsible for Title IX compliance in matters involving SFA Charter School students and employees, including training, education communication, and investigation of complaints.

Other Resources

Confidential Support

To visit with someone confidentially you may contact:

Family Crisis Center of East Texas - SFA Office

Inside the University Health Services Clinic
Corner of Raguet and East College Streets
Office Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
936-468-SAFE (7233)
www.familycrisiscenterofeasttexas.com/sfasu-campus-office

SFA Counseling Center

Rusk Building - 3rd Floor
936-468-2401
counseling@sfasu.edu

SFA Student Health Services

Clinic at corner of Raguet and East College Streets
936-468-4008
healthservices@sfasu.edu

Reporting Sexual Assault to Law Enforcement

In addition to reporting a policy violation to one of the Title IX Coordinators listed above, you may also file criminal complaints for sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, to the appropriate jurisdiction and the SFA Department of Public Safety can assist you in that process.

SFA Department of Public Safety

232 E. College Street
Nacogdoches, TX 75962
936-468-2608 (non-emergency, from land line)
936-468-2608 (emergency, from cell phone)
911 (emergency, from land line)
updemail@sfasu.edu