Title IX

Creating a safe campus environment

Title IX of the Education Amendments

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. New regulations went into effect on August 14, 2020, addressing how schools must respond to reports of “sexual harassment,” as defined within the regulations. In addition, there are other federal and state laws that address reporting obligations and how institutions respond to reports of sexual misconduct.

REPORTING

Reports of an incident(s) against a UTA student, visitor, staff or faculty member for gender discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, or domestic violence should be made to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinators. Reports can be made by phone, email, online reporting form, or in person. Alleged victims of sexual assault should also consider contacting the UTA Police.

If you are in immediate crisis: call 911.

Anyone can report an incident(s) of sexual misconduct. However, only an alleged victim or the Title IX Coordinator may file a Formal Complaint. Filing a Formal Complaint will initiate the Grievance Process related to the allegations that have been reported.

All employees, including student employees (except confidential employees ) are mandatory reporters (“responsible employees”) and must report promptly to the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Coordinator all known information concerning an alleged incident of sexual misconduct. For information on filing a report see below.

UTA’s COMMITMENT

"The University of Texas at Arlington (“UTA”) is dedicated to providing a learning, living and working environment that is free from discrimination based on gender and sexual harassment. Sexual harassment (including sexual violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual exploitation, and sexual misconduct in any form are prohibited and will not be tolerated. Any individuals who engage in such conduct will be subject to disciplinary action. We are committed to providing a safe campus climate for the entire University community."

Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited.

Sexual Harassment

Conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following:

  • An employee of the institution conditioning the provision of an aid, benefit, or service of the University on an individual’s participation in unwelcome sexual conduct (Quid Pro Quo);
  • Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the University’s education program or activity; or
  • “Sexual assault,” “dating violence,” “domestic violence,” or “stalking” as defined in under UTA’s Policy.

File a Report

Please use this form to report sexual misconduct, sex discrimination, gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking or other Title IX related allegations.

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Equal Opportunity Services

Unlawful Discrimination Complaints

For unlawful discrimination complaints based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status and genetic information, please visit the EOS website.

Equal Opportunity Services

Contact Michelle Willbanks

Director EOS, Title IX Coordinator

Phone: 817-272-4585

Office Location: Student and Administration Building

841 W. Mitchell St.

Arlington, Texas 76019

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