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 WalkerRusk 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
Dr. Hollie SmithAssistant 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, reporting and investigation of complaints.
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Faculty, Staff and Third-Parties
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, reporting and investigation of complaints.
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics
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, reporting and investigation of complaints.
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the SFA Charter School
In addition to reporting a policy violation to one of the Title IX Coordinators, you may also file criminal complaints for sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, to the appropriate law enforcement agency that would have jurisdiction based on where the violation occurred. The SFA Department of Public Safety has jurisdiction over crimes that occur on campus and no matter the location of the incident, SFA University Police can assist in filing a report with the appropriate law enforcement agency.
SFA Department of Public Safety232 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) email@example.com
More information about resources available through law enforcement can be found on the SFASU Department of Public Safety website http://www.sfasu.edu/dps/
To visit with someone confidentially to learn more about your options you may contact:
Located 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.
24-hour crisis hotline at 1-800-828-7233
Rusk Building - 3rd Floor
Clinic at corner of Raguet and East College Streets