What is Title IX?
Title IX is a federal law that applies to all educational programs and activities in the United States. Title IX prohibits any discrimination based on sex. Within this prohibition, an educational program (such as ETSU) has a duty to adequately address and respond to any conduct that could be sex discrimination, including sexual assault and sexual harassment. The law applies to this conduct under the reasoning that it is directed at individuals because of their sex, and being the victim of such conduct can limit or deny a person’s access to an educational program. More recently, federal law has interpreted “sex” to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
What are the University’s requirements when it is notified of a potential Title IX report/incident?
University employees are required to immediately report any allegations of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, to the Office of University Compliance. The Office of University Compliance will then determine what procedures and processes apply to a particular case and will respond accordingly. For conduct that meets the federal definition of sexual harassment, ETSU is bound by the procedures found in federal law and will follow its Title IX Rule. For other discriminatory conduct ETSU will follow its policy on Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct.
What are my responsibilities when I am informed of a potential Title IX report/incident?
What are a Student’s Options?
Discuss what happened to you with the Title IX Coordinator:
Whether you are a student, an employee, or a visitor to ETSU, if you have been the victim of sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating or domestic violence, or any type of sexual misconduct, your Title IX Coordinatorteam is here to support you. Once you reach out to the Title IX Coordinator, we can discuss how you wish to proceed. ETSU offers several ways for you to discuss what happened to you.
Any student, employee, or visitor to ETSU may use the online reporting portal to let the Title IX Team Coordinator know about incidents of sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating or domestic violence, or any type of sexual misconduct at ETSU. You may also choose to make an anonymous report through the online portal. Even if you do not think you want to take any action on your report, we encourage you to let us know about incidents of sexual misconduct so we can take precautions to keep others safe.
Contact or visit us directly:
ETSU Campus Title IX Coordinator Contact:
309 Burgin Dossett Hall
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
309 Burgin Dossett Hall
Athletics Title IX Administrator and Contact: