Title IX FAQs
Tyler Junior College seeks to eliminate sex discrimination and sexual harassment by educating the college community about what constitutes sex discrimination and sexual harassment, how to prevent it, and how to report it.
The FAQs provided help answer basic questions about Title IX and each person’s role in preventing it.
- What are some examples of sexual harassment?
- Sexual jokes, innuendoes, gestures
- Unwanted flirtation, advances, or propositions
- Pressure for sex
- Display of sexually suggestive objects/visuals
- Display/transmission of sexually suggestive electronic content
- Any unnecessary, unwanted physical contact
- Sexual assault (if this occurs, call 911 immediately and maintain evidence)
- Further examples and a definition of sexual harassment can be found in the Board policies online at: https://pol.tasb.org/PolicyOnline?key=1076
- What should I do if I feel I have been sexually harassed?
- Document the problem behavior: date, time, place, witnesses, specific behaviors
- Tell the harasser that the behavior is offensive and that you want it to stop
- Seek counseling and personal support from Support Services at 903-510-2041.
- File a complaint or report with the Title IX Coordinator by calling 903-510-3155 or e-mailing Jacqueline.Lozano@tjc.edu.
- What about false allegations?
Sanctions may be imposed on individuals who knowingly or with reckless disregard for the truth make false accusations of sexual misconduct. Just because a complaint cannot be proven does not mean that it is false.
- Is sexual harassment only male to female? Supervisor to employee? Faculty to student?
Sexual harassment may occur when individuals are the recipients of unwanted sexual behavior or discrimination due to gender. It is not only male to female. Sexual harassment can happen to or be perpetrated by any member of the college community.
- Can I file an anonymous complaint?
A Formal Complaint (as described herein) may not be filed anonymously. An incident report may be filed anonymously.
- What is the purpose and possible outcome of a formal investigation?
The purpose of a formal investigation is to evaluate the allegations of sexual harassment and the relevant evidence, and have a formal grievance process with an impartial decision maker.
- What if I am retaliated against?
Individuals who report sexual harassment or who are involved in the investigation as witnesses are protected against retaliation by college policy as well as state and federal law. The College will take appropriate corrective action toward those individuals who retaliate against someone because he or she filed a complaint, encouraged someone to file a complaint, served as a witness in an investigation, or otherwise participated in an investigation. If you feel you are being retaliated against, contact the TJC Office of Human Resources immediately at 903-510-3155 or the TJC Office of Student Affairs at 903-510-2525, or Campus Safety at 903-510-2258.
- What should I do if I feel in danger?
Whether you are a faculty member, a staff member, or a student, if something has occurred that causes you to fear for your personal safety, contact Campus Safety at 903-510-2258 for non-emergency calls, and 903-510-2222 for emergency calls or the local police at regional campuses. Once you are safe, contact the TJC Office of Human Resources immediately at 903-510-3155 or the TJC Office of Student Affairs at 903-510-2525. If you are a student and feel in danger in the academic environment, after you contact Campus Security at 2222, then contact the Office of Human Resources at 903-510-3155 or the TJC Office of Student Affairs at 903-510-2525.
- Where can I obtain additional information?
Your questions can be answered by:
- E-mailing the Title IX Formal Complaint form to: Jacqueline.Lozano@tjc.edu
- Contacting the Title IX Coordinator, Jacqueline Lozano at 903-510-3155 (or Jacqueline.Lozano@tjc.edu).
- Visiting policy FFDA(LOCAL) STUDENT WELFARE- FREEDOM FROM DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT, AND RETALIATION - SEX AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE
- Visiting policy DIAA(LOCAL) - EMPLOYEE WELFARE - FREEDOM FROM DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT, AND RETALIATION -SEX AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE
- Visiting policy FLD(REGULATION) - STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - STUDENT COMPLAINTS
- Visiting policy DGBA(LOCAL) - PERSONNEL-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS - EMPLOYEE COMPLAINTS