Dear TCU community
Recently, the University restructured the Title IX office into two separate units – the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Office of Institutional Equity. The Office of Institutional Equity, or OIE, will process and investigate student and employee reports of discrimination and harassment (i.e., age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, and any other basis protected by law), sexual misconduct and retaliation. This includes reports related to Title IX specific sexual harassment issues.
The OIE is located in the new administrative building, The Harrison, in Suite 1800. You can find OIE’s new interim policies (TCU Policy 1.008 and TCU Policy 1.009) posted on this website in the policies tab. These interim policies will apply to conduct occurring on or after August 14, 2020. Spanish versions will be posted soon. Conduct occurring on or before August 13, 2020 will be addressed using the Prior Policy.
Lastly, you can still report a Title IX issue or other harassment and discrimination by emailing us at TitleIX@tcu.edu, or calling us at 817/257-8228.
Thank you for your patience as we update our website to the Office of Institutional Equity.
Title IX: TCU’s AA/EEO/Title IX Office works with appropriate departments within the TCU community to provide a safe and supportive environment for students, staff, and faculty who are seeking advice and/or assistance if they have experienced sexual harassment, sexual battery, sexual assault, or rape. The office also assists TCU students, staff, and faculty with filing an informal or formal complaint based on Title IX violations. Additionally, this office revisits and revises its current policies to remain in compliance with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Furthermore, the AA/EEO/Title IX office conducts trainings for students, faculty and staff throughout the year to educate the TCU community regarding Title IX issues.
Equal Employment Opportunity: The AA/EEO/Title IX Office works to enforce TCU’s discrimination policies and procedures as stated in the faculty, staff, and students’ handbooks. These policies and procedures are in accordance with federal mandates, including the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), Department of Labor (DOL), and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).
Affirmative Action: The AA/EEO/Title IX office works to prevent employment discrimination of TCU employees as well as conducts outreach efforts to promote the hiring of protected groups (i.e., women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities). Outreach efforts include reaching out to various organizations around the DFW Metroplex to establish ongoing partnerships with local businesses and organizations with TCU. The AA/EEO/Title IX office also offers trainings throughout the year to educate TCU employees in hiring and supervisory positions to prevent discrimination of prospective and current employees.
- Investigate discrimination, harassment (including sexual harassment), hostile work and learning environment, retaliation, and sexual misconduct complaints
- Monitor compliance with equal opportunity laws and policies
- Disseminate information and provide educational training about laws, policies, and best practices regarding equal opportunity, discrimination, harassment, disability, and retaliation and Title IX
- Monitor faculty recruitment and hiring
- Assist with developing the University Affirmative Action Plan
- Provide confidential advising to those who experienced discrimination at the University