What is Title IX?
What is Title IX?
Title IX is a federal civil rights law passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. 1681 et. seq.) This law protects individuals from discrimination based on sex in any educational program or activity operated by recipients of federal funds. Title IX states that:
“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.”
Angelina College Title IX Coordinator
Phone: (936) 633-4511
Office: Administration Building, Room 201
Students may also contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (800-421-3481) to complain of sex discrimination or sexual harassment including sexual violence.
Angelina College is committed to providing an environment of academic study and employment free from harassment or discrimination to all segments of its community; its faculty, staff, students, guests and vendors; and will promptly address all complaints of discrimination, sexual harassment, and related retaliation in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.
Members of the Angelina College community, students, employees, and guests have the right to be free from discrimination and sexual harassment, including sexual assault. All members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. The College believes in a zero tolerance policy for gender-based misconduct. When an allegation of misconduct is brought to an appropriate administrator’s attention, and a respondent is found to have violated this policy, sanctions will be used to reasonably ensure that such actions are never repeated.
Whether you are a student, faculty, staff member or visitor, you have the right to file a complaint. Complaints or reports of sexual misconduct should be submitted to the Angelina College Title IX coordinator. In an emergency, please call 911 or the Lufkin Police Department at (936) 633-0356.