PURPOSE AND REPORTING TO TITLE IX
It is the policy of this university to provide equal employment and educational opportunity on the basis of merit without discrimination because of age, race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, veterans’ status, or disability.
Both Title IX and University Policy prohibit discrimination in services or benefits offered by the University based upon gender. Sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination and therefore prohibited under Title IX. Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. The following are examples of types of conduct that may constitute sexual harassment:
Inappropriate touching, patting, or pinching
Physical assault or coerced sexual activity
Demands or subtle pressure for sexual favors
Obscene phone calls, texts, email, or gestures
Any person (student, faculty, staff, or guest) who believes that discriminatory practices have been engaged in based upon gender may discuss these concerns and file informal or formal complaints of possible violations of Title IX with the Title IX Coordinator.
Anyone can report instances of sexual harassment and sexual violence to the Title IX Coordinator in Ryerson Hall, Room 126 or at 580-327-8415. A complaint should be filed as soon as possible, preferably within 180 calendar days of the incident. A complaint can be filed online at (File A Complaint or Grievance Form) or in person in Ryerson Hall, Room 126.
The university strongly encourages individuals to report any instances of sexual harassment and sexual violence to the police.
Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972: “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 program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
Title IX Coordinator
Filing A Sexual Assault Anonymous Report
By using this form, student victims/survivors of sexual assault may file an anonymous report with the Office of Student Conduct, whether or not the victim of a sexual assault decides to file disciplinary and/or legal charges against the offender at a later date.
Please select the appropriate answer to each question. Then, follow the directions at the end of this form. To keep information anonymous, do NOT include names of victim or perpetrators. If names are included, this is no longer considered an anonymous report and an investigation may be conducted by NWOSU Campus Police and the Office of Student Conduct, respectively.
There is not a statute of limitations on filing complaints within the Office of Student Conduct. If you later decide to file disciplinary and/or legal charges, you may initiate this process by contacting:
The Office of Student Conduct
NWOSU Campus Police
Title IX Coordinator
Filing A Complaint
Any student or employee may file a formal complaint if he/she believes that he/she has not been treated appropriately by a student, faculty member, administrator, or staff member. If you wish to file a formal complaint please select the link below to complete the form.
Please complete and submit this form as soon as possible after the alleged misconduct has occurred (preferably within two university business days).
Filing A Grievance
Students and employees may file a formal grievance concerning campus or classroom problems that lack written policies. If you wish to file a formal grievance please select the link below to complete the form.
Please complete the general information in the top portion of the form and write a factual description of the incident concerning your allegations. The form will be submitted to the Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Ryerson Hall, Room 126.