ATU Policy and Procedures
ATU is committed to providing a workplace and educational environment, as well as other benefits, programs, and activities that are free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. To ensure compliance with federal and state civil rights laws and regulations, and to affirm its commitment to promoting the goals of fairness and equity in all aspects of the educational program or activity, ATU has developed policies and procedures that provide a process for those involved in an allegation of discrimination or harassment on the basis of protected class status, and also for allegations of retaliation.
The Equal Opportunity, Harassment (Sexual Misconduct), and Nondiscrimination Policy and Procedures (the “Policy”) were adopted by Arkansas Tech University following the release of new Title IX regulations by the U.S. Department of Education. Officially published on May 19, 2020, the new Title IX regulations are effective and enforceable on August 14, 2020.
This Policy will be effective on August 14, 2020, and it replaces the existing Sexual Harassment Policy, the Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures, and the Non-Discrimination Policy. Complaints received prior to August 14, 2020, will follow the appropriate ATU policy published for the 2019-2020 academic year. All complaints received on or after August 14, 2020, will follow the policy and procedures outlined in this document.
View the full Policy here:
Other helpful documents:
- The Title IX Office Resource Guide for students and employees who may have experienced a form of harassment (sexual misconduct)
- The Title IX Response Resource Card to assist ATU employees in their response to any disclosure of harassment (sexual misconduct) a student or colleague might make to them
- The condensed Rights and Options Card for students and employees who may have experienced a form of harassment (sexual misconduct)
Title Ix office mission statement
The Title IX Office supports the Arkansas Tech University mission of student success, access, and excellence by cultivating a responsive campus community through education of federal laws and approaches to identify, prevent, and report discrimination, sexual misconduct, and retaliation. Title IX staff strive to conduct fair and equitable inquiries and investigations and implement stop, prevent, and remedy measures, including connecting those affected with campus and community resources. Arkansas Tech University is committed to fostering a safe and caring environment free from sexual and gender-based discrimination where students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to succeed in their educational and professional pursuits.