Another opportunity to share your campus perspectives

April 14, 2017

Dear Baylor Students, Faculty and Staff:

Baylor University continues to cooperate with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in their Title IX investigation on our campus. For the last several months, we have been working collaboratively with OCR to provide timely and responsive information about our policies, procedures, and practices. Last month, OCR began the process of visiting our campus to hear from interested students, faculty and staff regarding their experiences and perspective regarding Baylor's efforts to prevent and address sex- and gender-based harassment and violence. OCR will be on campus again next week to continue this stage of the process. We encourage interested community members to take advantage of this opportunity.

OCR representatives will be on campus to host open office hours at the following times and locations:

  • Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Baines Room, Second Floor, Bill Daniel Student Center)
  • Friday, April 21, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Reynolds Conference Room, 718 Baylor Avenue, NW end of Alexander Residence Hall)

During this time, students, faculty and staff may stop by and visit with OCR representatives one-on-one. There is no need to make an appointment in advance. Participation in the office hours is both voluntary and confidential. OCR will not share any personally identifiable information about participating community members with the University or the general public.

Baylor University embraces and support OCR's goal to maintain a campus free from harassment and discrimination. As a reminder, Baylor's Title IX policy can be accessed here. Community members can also contact Baylor's Title IX Coordinator, Kristan Tucker, at Kristan_Tucker@baylor.edu. To report sexual harassment or violence, please contact the Title IX Office, or in the event of an emergency 9-1-1 or the Baylor University Police Department at 254.710.2222. To access confidential resources, please contact the Baylor University Counseling Center, Baylor University Health Services, or the Baylor University Chaplain, Dr. Burt Burleson.

If you have any questions regarding privacy, how the data collected will be used, etc., please contact Tonya Gentry of OCR at 214.661.9615 or Tonya.Gentry@ed.gov.

Thank you for your continued commitment to these important issues.