Part 3: Civil Rights and Title IX

Civil Rights and Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states: “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”. Sexual assault and violence are forms of sexual harassment prohibited by Title IX and the A&M System rule/procedure and regulation

West Texas A&M University complies with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; Executive Order 11246; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act, as amended; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended; and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008. WTAMU does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or services.

Members of the WTAMU community, guests and visitors have the right to be free from sexual harassment and violence. All members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. WTAMU believes in a zero tolerance rule/procedure for sex-based misconduct. When an allegation of misconduct is brought to an appropriate administrator’s attention, and a respondent is found to have violated this rule/procedure, serious sanctions will be applied. The University is committed to fostering a community that promotes prompt reporting of all types of sexual misconduct and timely and fair resolution of sexual misconduct complaints, in compliance with Title IX, due process, the First Amendment to the federal Constitution, and other applicable laws and regulations.

The following information is broadly available to students, employees, and members of the public as part of the University’s efforts to ensure that they are aware of the resources available to them in the event of sexual misconduct by faculty, staff, students, or visitors. Your health, safety, and well-being are the University’s primary concern. If you or someone you know may be the victim of any form of sexual misconduct, you are strongly urged to seek immediate assistance


  1. Title IX Sex-Based Misconduct & Civil Rights Adjudication Process
  2. All Other Civil Rights Complaints (Non sex-based)
  3. Decisions (non sex-based cases) Involving Employees as Respondents
  4. Appeal of Decisions and/or Sanctions
  5. Appeals – Allegations of Discrimination Not Based on Sex


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