Know Your Rights
The University of Texas at Tyler
Nondiscrimination Policy and Complaint Procedure
The purpose of The University of Texas Tyler Nondiscrimination Policy and Complaint Procedure is to make sure that no person is excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subject to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored or conducted by The University of Texas System or any of its institutions on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or disability.
Title IX and Sex Discrimination
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX states that:
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 education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.
The United States Department of Education (ED) maintains an Office for Civil Rights, with 12 enforcement offices throughout the nation and headquarters in Washington, D.C., to enforce Title IX.
Title IX Resources
- Title IX and Sex Discrimination, ED.gov
- Know Your Rights: Title IX Prohibits Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Where you go to School
- The United States Department of Justice, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
- Overview of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
- Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972, Full Text
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Title VII of the Civil Rights ACT of 1964 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin and religion. It applies to employers with 15 or more employees, including federal, state and local governments. Title VII also applies to private and public colleges and universities, employment agencies and labor organizations.
Title VII Resources
- UT Tyler Nondiscrimination Policy and Complaint Procedure
- Overview of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Full Text
Campus SaVE Act
The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act represents a turning point in our nation's handling of sexual misconduct on college campuses and universities. Introduced by U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and House Rep. Caroline Maloney, SaVE will complement the Title IX Guidance by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
The Campus SaVE Act seeks to address the violence women face on campus: the highest rates of stalking, the highest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence, and 20-25% of female students experiencing rape or attempted rape.
Campus SaVE Act Resources
Student Amnesty Policy
Under the Student Amnesty for Alcohol Emergencies program, students who seek emergency medical assistance for themselves or others will not face formal disciplinary action. The amnesty program is a harm reduction policy.
Sometimes called "Good Samaritan" policy, the program is designed to protect the health and lives of students who over-consume alcohol to the point of needing medical help. The student is assured he or she will not be subject to disciplinary actions for obtaining that help. Such policies typically provide amnesty only if the student subsequently successfully completes an intervention or alcohol education program.
Under the circumstances, if a student has been a victim of sexual violence or a student has witnessed sexual harassment or assault, based on the circumstances they will not be charged for the possession of alcohol.
Student Related Resources