Special Notice on COVID-19 Response: The Baylor Title IX Office remains available to offer support to anyone needing to report a Title IX-related incident or seeking support for recovery. Even though students, faculty and staff may be dispersed around the world, our commitment to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational environment remains the same.
We want to make sure that anyone who reports experiences related to sexual and gender-based harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, stalking, intimate partner violence, and retaliation feels safe, knows their rights and is aware of all available resources and options to continue to have the opportunity to be successful. The Title IX Office is here to help you in your Title IX-related journey with privacy, equity and due process, and most importantly with care.
If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact us.
Additional resources can be found on our Resources page.
On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights issued new Title IX regulations that will change the way institutions of higher education (IHEs) must address, investigate and adjudicate issues of sex and gender-based harassment, sexual misconduct, intimate partner violence and stalking.
The new regulations are scheduled to go into effect on August 14, 2020. Baylor’s existing Title IX policies are in full compliance with the current regulations. Similar to other IHEs across the country, the University will be required to amend those policies to comply with the new regulations.
Baylor has already been reviewing our current policies in anticipation of the new regulations. Now that the regulations have been finalized, we will spend the coming weeks carefully reviewing them and determining the best way to implement these regulations, ensuring we maintain processes that are thorough, equitable and sensitive to the needs of all parties.
At this time, Baylor’s Title IX policies for reporting, investigating and adjudicating issues of sex or gender-based harassment remain unchanged, and any existing processes will continue under the current policies in place. We will continue to monitor information and guidance from the Department of Education as we move forward.
As always, Baylor University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory learning, living, and working environment for all members of the University community. For more information on the Baylor Title IX Office, visit www.baylor.edu/titleix. Information on how to report sex or gender-based harassment, sexual violence, intimate partner violence or stalking is available here.
Baylor University does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender in any of its education or employment programs and activities, and it does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex or gender. This policy prohibits sexual and gender-based harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, stalking, intimate partner violence, and retaliation (collectively referred to in this policy as prohibited conduct). These forms of prohibited conduct are harmful to the well-being of our community and its members, the learning and working environment, and collegial relationships among our students, faculty, and staff.
We want to make sure that anyone who reports experiences related to such discrimination feels safe, knows her or his rights and is aware of all available resources and options to continue to have the opportunity to be successful. Title IX related experiences are some of the most difficult life-experiences; support and next-steps for all parties can be difficult to navigate. Be assured that we are here to help you because, above all, we care. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact us. Student success at Baylor University is a priority, and we will support your Title IX-related journey with privacy, equity and due process, and most importantly with care.
Baylor University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory learning, living, and working environment for all members of the University community. The University will comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in the University's programs and activities; the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), as amended by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA); Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Chapter 21 of the Texas Labor Code; Chapter 40, Section 819 of the Texas Administrative Code; and other applicable law.
Baylor University complies with all applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws. Baylor University admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
Baylor University is controlled by a predominantly Baptist Board of Regents and is operated within the Christian-oriented aims and ideals of Baptists. The University is also affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, a cooperative association of autonomous Texas Baptist churches. As a religiously-controlled institution of higher education, the University is exempt from compliance with some provisions of certain civil rights laws. As such, the University prescribes standards of personal conduct that are consistent with its mission and values. This policy statement is neither intended to discourage, nor is it in fact applicable to, any analytical discussion of law and policy issues involved, or to discussions of any recommendations for changes in existing law. Discussions of these matters are both practiced and are welcomed within our curriculum.
Further information may be obtained from the University website at Student Policies and Procedures.