Title IX was passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972. This federal civil rights law prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX 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 educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”
Arkansas Tech University is committed to fostering a safe and caring environment free from sexual and gender-based discrimination where all students, faculty, and staff can thrive in their educational and professional pursuits. Consistent with University values and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Arkansas Tech University prohibits discrimination against students, faculty, and staff based on sex in any of its programs or activities.
Harassment (sexual misconduct) is a form of sexual discrimination prohibited by the University and by Title IX. Harassment (sexual misconduct) is any sexual act which violates criminal laws of the State of Arkansas or laws of the United States, including but not limited to: sexual assault (non-consensual sexual contact or intercourse), domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual harassment.
The University is dedicated to promptly and effectively addressing cases of possible sex-based discrimination. Individuals with questions or concerns regarding possible sex-based discrimination should contact the Title IX Coordinator, Amy Pennington. More information about the University's Equal Opportunity, Harassment (Sexual Misconduct), and Nondiscrimination Policy can be found here.