Title IX at UT Southwestern
UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to maintaining a safe, professional work and learning environment for all employees, students, and residents. The Title IX Office supports the University’s vision by holding each student and employee to our standards of conduct while proactively providing training and resources designed to create and foster a campus environment free from all forms of sex discrimination.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct, harassment, and violence in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal funding.
University policy protects against all forms of sex-based discrimination and sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, stalking, domestic violence, and/or dating violence. The University’s commitment to equal opportunity extends its nondiscrimination protections to include sexual orientation, gender expression, and gender identity. Retaliation against any individual who submits a report, files a complaint, or otherwise participates in the investigation or disciplinary process under the policy is prohibited.
New Texas Law – SB 212
The Texas Legislature recently passed Senate Bill 212, which expands the responsibilities of all employees of Texas universities. The legislation also creates new consequences and penalties for individuals who do not uphold those responsibilities. Please see FAQ, Policies, and Training to learn more.