Title IX is a landmark federal civil right that prohibits sex discrimination in education. Southern Arkansas University Tech is working to ensure that our campus is free of sex discrimination of all kinds. Title IX protects all persons (students and employees) from sex-based discrimination.
Statement of NonDiscrimination
Southern Arkansas University Tech does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, or protected veteran’s status in employment or the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school, administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. This statement of non-discrimination applies to educational programs, educational policies, admissions policies, educational activities, employment, access and admission, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Inquiries regarding compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or other civil rights laws should contact one of the following individuals:
Title IX Coordinator
Courtney Haygood, Dean of Student Life and Housing
14411 Carr Road, Student Center, Room SC116
Title IX Deputy Coordinator
LaTonya Reed, Director of Career Pathways
SAU Tech Administration Building 2nd Floor
POLICIES AND REPORTING
Know Your Rights: Title IX Prohibits Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Where You Go to School
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. All public and private elementary and secondary schools, school districts, colleges, and universities (hereinafter “schools”) receiving any Federal funds must comply with Title IX. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion.
Below is additional information regarding the specific requirements of Title IX as they pertain to sexual harassment and sexual violence.
What are a school’s responsibilities to address sexual harassment and sexual violence?
A school has a responsibility to respond promptly and effectively. If a school knows or reasonably should know about sexual harassment or sexual violence that creates a hostile environment, the school must take immediate action to eliminate the sexual harassment or sexual violence, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects.
Even if a student or his or her parent does not want to file a complaint or does not request that the school take any action on the student’s behalf, if a school knows or reasonably should know about possible sexual harassment or sexual violence, it must promptly investigate to determine what occurred and then take appropriate steps to resolve the situation.
A criminal investigation into allegations of sexual harassment or sexual violence does not relieve the school of its duty under Title IX to resolve complaints promptly and equitably.
What procedures must a school have in place to prevent sexual harassment and sexual violence and resolve complaints?
Every School Must Have And Distribute A Policy Against Sex Discrimination
Every School Must Have a Title IX Coordinator
Every School Must Have And Make Known Procedures For Student To File Complaints Of Sex Discrimination
Policy and Procedures for Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct
Investigation Protocol Checklist
Diversity and Equity Policy and Procedures
SAU Tech Confidential Contacts
Ms. Jenny Sanders
Ms. Shelley Young
SAU Tech Campus Police Department Emergency: 870.574.4517
SAU Tech Police Officer Non-Emergency: 870.818.6353
SAU Tech Police Supervisor Lt. Jud Mitchell cell phone: 870.675.1164
SAU Tech Police Dept./Ouachita County Sheriff Dept. Dispatch: 870.574.4517
Calhoun County Sheriff Department: 870.798.2323
Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services
222 Van Buren
Ouachita County Hospital Ambulance Service
Ouachita County Medical Center
638 California Ave.
Ouachita County Victims Assistance Program
Women’s Crisis Center
Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Arkansas Child Abuse Hotline
Domestic Violence Hotline
National Organization for Victim Assistance
National Sexual Assault Hotline