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Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Texas State Technical College West Texas policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities.  Sexual harassment of students or employees, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.  TSTC West Texas is committed to creating an environment free of harassment and discrimination.

Discrimination

TSTC West Texas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, disability, religion, genetic information, veteran status, or age in it programs and activities and provides equal access to applicants, employees and students.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is conduct that is:

  1. Sexual in nature, (sexual violence including rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion)
  2. Unwelcomed, and
  3. Limits or denies a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from a school’s education program.
  4. Limits or denies an employees ability to perform the duties of their job

The following are examples of types of conduct that may constitute sexual harassment:

  • Inappropriate touching, patting, or pinching
  • Physical assault or coerced sexual activity
  • Obscene phone calls, texts, email, or gestures
  • Badgering someone for a date (or forming a relationship)
  • Repeatedly making inappropriate sexual comments or unwanted sexual advances

There are two types of sexual harassment:

  1. Quid Pro Quo – Latin meaning “This for that”.  The more commonly understood meaning is “if you do something for me, I’ll do something for you”.  An example of quid pro quo is when an instructor threatens to fail a student unless the student agrees to a date the instructor.
  2. Hostile Work Environment – Hostile environment occurs when unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it affects a student’s ability to benefit from an educational program or activity, or creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment.  A hostile environment can be created by a college employee, another student, or even someone visiting the college, such as a student or employee from another school or college. 

Any person (student, faculty, staff, or guest) who believes they have been subjected to discriminatory practices based upon gender may discuss their concerns and/or file an informal or formal complaint of possible violations of Title IX with the following Title IX Coordinator and/or Investigator.  Upon receipt of the complaint, a determination will be made as to which individual will ultimately review the report.

Student Reports:    
Crystal Latham-Alford
Director of Student Life/
   Title IX Investigator
The Center
Sweetwater, TX
325.235.7396
crystal.latham-alford@tstc.edu      

Employee Reports:
Hannah Love
Executive Director Strategic
   Initiatives, HR/Title IX Coordinator
Graphics Building
Sweetwater, TX
325.236.8277
hannah.love@tstc.edu

Either individual will assist a student or employee through the process.  For an emergency, call 325-235-7400 to reach the TSTC West Texas Sweetwater Police Department or your local city police at 911.

Complaints Under Title IX

Students:

If you are a student who believes you have been sexually harasses or are the victim of sexual harassment, including sexual assault, sexual violence, or other sexual misconduct, by another college student, college employee, or third party, you may report such conduct or file a complaint under Title IX with the Title IX Coordinator or Investigator.  Click here for the Title IX Complaint Form.

Student Investigation Process:

  1. Complainant files a report.
  2. Review of the complaint is made.
  3. *Investigation is initiated and if warranted a Notice of Investigation will be delivered to both parties.
  4. All involved parties are interviewed.
  5. **Findings of the investigation are then presented to the Student Development Vice President to determine a preponderance of evidence and recommend a sanction if deemed necessary.
  6. Sanction will be imposed if deemed appropriate by the Student Development Vice President.
  7. Notice of the outcome will be provided to both parties.
  8. Appeals process will be provided to both parties.

Students should be acquainted with all published procedures, policies, and/or rules of TSTC West Texas and the Code of Disciplinary and Judicial Procedures.

 

Employees:

If you are an employee who believes you have been subjected to discrimination under Title IX, including sexual harassment, or who wishes to file a complaint under Title IX, you can do so with the Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives and HR. 

Employee Corrective Action System Operating Standard HR.2.4.1.

 

Consensual Relationships:

TSTC West Texas strongly discourages consensual relationships between instructors and students, subordinates and supervisors, and advisors and students as such relationships can create conflicts of interest and/or appearances of impropriety that impair the integrity of academic and employment decisions. 

Employee Non-Fraternization Campus Operating Procedure 225 (accessed through the employee portal).

*Not participating in the investigative process may result in a determination being made based on the information gathered which could result in a limited resolution.  Cases in which the complainant does not wish to be an active participant or who opts to have their name remain anonymous/confidential must be informed that their information may need to be shared on a need to know bases.

**A good faith effort to complete an investigation within 60 calendar days will be made.  Complex cases may take longer than the outlined time frame.              











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