Title IX and Sexual Harassment
No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.
Title IX is a civil rights law passed in 1972, which prohibits gender discrimination in educational settings that receive federal funding. Sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct and other gender-based conduct violations are all considered discrimination, regardless of the gender and sexual orientation of the reporting party and the accused. Gender discrimination impacts a student’s or employee’s ability to fully benefit from the programs and services offered at Tyler.
Tyler is committed to maintaining an environment free from sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
What is Sexual Misconduct?
Some examples include but are not limited to:
- Unwelcome physical contact, such as touching
- Persistent, unwelcome requests for a relationship or sexual contact
- Requests for romantic or sexual contact from someone who grades, advises or supervises you
- Unwelcome sexual remarks about a person’s clothing, body, sexuality or sexual orientation
- Sexual violence and sexual assault
- Using technology and/or social media to spread rumors, share compromising photos/videos, or make persistent unwelcome sexual advances
Reporting an Assault
If an assault occurs:
Get to a safe place.
Call 911 or if the incident occurred on campus, call Security Services:
College faculty and staff members can also assist you in reporting the incident. For assistance, contact:
Title IX Coordinator
Sandra Kirkland, Dean of Students
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Michelle Spencer, Associate Dean of Students
Tyler is committed to educating the college community about sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, and stalking, in an effort to do our part in combating the epidemic of interpersonal violence experienced by college students around the country.
The primary educational tool offered by the college is an online, interactive program called Not Anymore. New students will receive an e-mail invitation and instructions to complete Not Anymore each fall and spring semester, in addition to the program being offered as an assignment in the SDV 100/101/108 courses.
If you are a Tyler or CCWA student and are interested in completing the Not Anymore online program, please email Michelle Spencer to request access.