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Title IX

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681) is a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on the gender of students and employees of educational institutions which receive federal financial assistance.

"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..." 20 U.S.C. § 1681

Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment, rape, and sexual assault. It also can include dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.

Who is Covered by Title IX?

Educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance are covered by Title IX. If only one of the institution's programs or activities receives federal funding, all of the programs within the institution must comply with Title IX regulations. In compliance with Title IX, Tyler Junior College prohibits discrimination in employment as well as in all programs and activities on the basis of sex.

Who to Contact:

Any person (student, faculty, staff, or guest) who believes that discriminatory practices have been engaged in based upon gender may discuss their concerns and file informal or formal complaints of possible violations of Title IX with the Title IX Coordinators:

Jacqueline Lozano, Title IX Coordinator
Compliance Officer, Human Resources
Tyler Junior College
White Administrative Services Center (WASC), 2nd Floor
1327 South Baxter Ave
Tyler, Texas 75701
Telephone: 903-510-3155
Email: Jacqueline.Lozano@tjc.edu

OR

Tiffany Perez, Title IX Office
Compliance Officer, Human Resources
Tyler Junior College
White Administrative Services Center (WASC), 2nd Floor
1327 South Baxter Ave
Tyler, Texas 75701
Telephone: 903-510-2028
Email: Tiffany.Perez@tjc.edu

Inquiries may be made externally to:

Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
U.S. Department of Education 
400 Maryland Avenue, SW 
Washington, DC 20202-1100 
Customer Service Hotline # 800-421-3481 
Facsimile (202) 453-6012
TDD# (877) 521-2172
Email: OCR@ed.gov Web: http://www.ed.gov/ocr 

An incident report form and a formal complaint form can be found on the related downloads page. Please see Section 2 herein regarding which form is appropriate.

Failure to Comply with Title IX:

The penalty for failure to comply with Title IX in the most extreme circumstances can include the termination of all or part of an institution's federal funding. This includes grants, subsidies, and other program funds from the federal government. In addition to the loss of federal funds, universities and colleges may be sued by those seeking redress for violations of Title IX. It is essential that institutions receiving federal financial assistance operate in a nondiscriminatory manner. To ensure the College's compliance with the law, adherence to Title IX regulations is everyone's responsibility.

Who Enforces Title IX?

The United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is in charge of enforcing Title IX. Information regarding OCR can be found at www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html.

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