Southwestern University

Title IX

Title IX is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. The principal objective of Title IX is to avoid the use of federal money to support sex discrimination in education programs and to provide individual citizens effective protection against those practices.

Statement of Nondiscrimination
Southwestern University’s recruitment and admission of students, awarding of financial aid and operation of programs and facilities are without regard to sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/transgender status, or any other impermissible factor.  Southwestern University is also committed to compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits sex discrimination in federally funded education programs and activities, including sexual misconduct.  The Southwestern University Title IX Coordinator is Elma Benavides who can be reached at benavide@southwestern.edu or by phone, 512-863-1441.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Southwestern University is committed to the principle of equal opportunity for all persons without regard to sex, race, religion, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/transgender status or any other impermissible factor.    Southwestern University is also committed to compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits sex discrimination in federally funded education programs and activities, including sexual misconduct.  The Southwestern University Title IX Coordinator is Elma Benavides who can be reached at benavide@southwestern.edu or by phone, 512-863-1441.  Southwestern University is also committed to taking affirmative steps to see that such opportunities are made available for personnel in employment, promotion, transfer, recruitment, rates of pay and other forms of compensation, and selection for training.

HELP FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT AND SEXUAL MISCONDUCT

Where to go? Who to talk to? Please download the SU Yellow Book  for a comprehensive, printable manual on Help for Sexual Assault/ Sexual Misconduct.

DATA ON CAMPUS CRIME

Parents and students can now review campus crime statistics for colleges and university campuses online. Southwestern’s Annual Security Reports, including the latest Summary Crime Statistics, are available here.

REPORTS AND UPDATES TO THE SOUTHWESTERN COMMUNITY

2016-2017 Annual Report (The Title IX Compliance Committee 2016-2017 Annual Report)

Sept. 8, 2017 Community Update (Important Message from the Title IX Compliance Committee)

Mar. 20, 2017 Community Update (Questions & Answers Regarding the Recent OCR Title IX Inquiry)

Mar. 16, 2017 Community Update (A Note from President Burger on a Request for Information from the Office for Civil Rights)

2015 HEDS Campus Climate Survey Report (Summarized findings of the Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey)