The University’s Commitment
The University of Texas at Austin is committed to maintaining learning and working environments that are free from discriminatory conduct based on gender. As required by Title IX, the University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education or employment programs and activities, and it encourages any student or non-student who thinks that he or she has been subjected to sex discrimination, sexual harassment (including sexual violence), or sexual misconduct by another student, member of the faculty or staff, or campus visitor or contractor, to immediately report the incident to any of the individuals or offices listed below.
Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972
What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is the federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (gender) in any educational program or activity that receives federal support.
What programs or activities are covered by Title IX?
Because the University receives federal funding, all of the University’s programs and activities are covered by Title IX.
What discrimination is prohibited by Title IX?
Under Title IX, discrimination based on sex includes sexual harassment, sexual assault/violence, interpersonal violence (including domestic and dating violence), stalking, and sexual misconduct. Title IX covers males and females, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
Title IX also prohibits retaliation against individuals who raise a concern and/or participate in an investigation regarding an alleged Title IX violation.
Where can I learn more about Title IX?
Please consult Section 3-3031 of Handbook of Operating Procedures (HOP) for additional details regarding the University’s Prohibition of Sexual Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Sexual Misconduct, Interpersonal Violence, and Stalking.
You can also learn more at the U.S. Department of Education – Office for Civil Rights Title IX webpage, http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/tix_dis.html
How can I report a Title IX concern?
If you experience a Title IX incident, you are not required or forced to report it. However, not reporting an incident or delaying a report, may diminish accommodations the University can provide.
When sexual harassment or other forms of sexual misconduct occur, Title IX requires the University to take prompt action to eliminate the harassment, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects.
Therefore, all University employees are strongly encouraged to report incidents/allegations of sexual misconduct to the University’s Title IX Coordinator.
UT-Austin employees who are deemed “Responsible Employees” MUST promptly report allegations of sexual misconduct to the University’s Title IX Coordinator. “Responsible employees” at the University include but are not limited to: administrators, academic advisors, coaches, faculty members, assistant instructors, teaching assistants, graduate research assistants, residence life staff, resident assistants, and all supervisory staff. For more information, please see our Responsible Employee Resource Guide (PDF).
University Title IX Coordinators Contact Information
Individuals may also report incidents of sex discrimination, sexual harassment (including sexual violence) or sexual misconduct to any University administrator, official or unit supervisor, who is then responsible for promptly notifying any of the above Title IX coordinators of the reported incident.
The University also provides confidential health services, mental health services, and counseling services:
Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC) provides student services.
Student Services Building (SSB) – 5th Floor
512-471-3515 // 512-471-2255 (24-hour Crisis Line)
University Health Services (UHS) provides student services.
Student Services Building (SSB) – 1st Floor
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides services to benefit eligible employees.
North Office Building A (NOA) – 4th Floor, room 4.200