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Our Position Statement

Texas Southern University (TSU) is a strong proponent of Title IX enforcement and in ensuring that sex discrimination and sexual violence is addressed. Title IX is a Federal law that prohibits sex discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. In accordance with Title IX, TSU policies prohibit sex discrimination and sexual misconduct (which includes: sexual harassment, sexual assaults, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual exploitation and stalking). Please review the University Title IX Grievance Procedure (MAPP 02.05.09) and familiarize yourself with its content.

Our Commitment to You

Texas Southern University will promptly address all complaints of sex-based discrimination, harassment, stalking, dating/domestic violence, and related retaliation made by or against faculty, staff, students, guests and vendors in accordance with our policies and applicable federal and state laws.

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities at federally funded institutions. Title IX protects students, faculty, staff, and visitors to our campus from all forms of sex discrimination. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination and is prohibited under Title IX. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, and nonverbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when this conduct is so severe, persistent or pervasive that it affects an individual’s employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work or educational performance, or creates an intimidating or hostile work or educational environment.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities which receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that: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.

Let’s all do our part to ensure Title IX compliance at Texas Southern University. Working together, this goal can be accomplished.