Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states:

“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 regulations regarding Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 can be found on the Department of Justice website.

Tougaloo Non-Discrimination Statement

Tougaloo College does not discriminate on the basis of sex or handicap in the educational programs and activities in which it operates, pursuant to the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Public Law 92-318; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Public Law 93-112, respectively.  This policy extends to both employment by and admission to the College, and to participation in all College programs and activities.  Tougaloo College also does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual preference or age in provision of educational opportunities or employment opportunities and benefits in compliance with all federal, state and local law including but not limited to: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and The Equal Pay Act of 1963, all as amended. Tougaloo College prohibits retaliation against a person who files a charge of discrimination and/or participates in an investigation.

Tougaloo College complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination (including sexual harassment, sexual misconduct and sexual violence) based on sex in the College's educational programs and activities. Title IX also prohibits retaliation for asserting such claims of discrimination. Tougaloo College has a designated Title IX Coordinator, listed on the Title IX webpage, on the College’s Title IX resource card, to coordinate the College’s compliance with and response to inquiries concerning Title IX. A person may also file a written complaint with the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights regarding an alleged violation of Title IX by visiting http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html or by calling 1-800-421-3481.

For information or for filing complaints regarding Title IX compliance and complaint procedures at Tougaloo College, contact Yasmin J. Gabriel, Esq., Title IX Coordinator, Tougaloo College, Telephone: (601) 977-7718, Email: ygabriel@tougaloo.edu or at titleIX@tougaloo.edu

Resources and Policies for Faculty, Staff, and Students

Sexual Misconduct:

  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dating Violence
  • Stalking

What to Do?

  1. If someone tells you that they have experienced sexual misconduct including but not limited to, sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence or, stalking, first offer them support. Listen to them and encourage them to seek help and counseling as soon as possible.
  2. The person’s health and safety should be your primary concern. If the person’s safety is an immediate concern, contact the Office of Public Safety at 601-977-7857 or call 911.
  3. Report the incident in accordance with the policy on the back of this card.
  4. If you have any question about the policy or grievance process, speak with the Title IX Coordinator at 601-977-7718.

Who Needs to Report?

All College employees, including student employees or volunteers responsible for the welfare of other students, are required to report to a College resource:

  • Office of Public Safety, 601-977-7857
  • Title IX Coordinator, 601-977-7718
  • Dean of Students, 601-977-7821
  • The Office of Academic Affairs, 601-977-7737
  • Director of Human Resources, 601-977-4461

The only exceptions are those few employees who operate with statutorily-protected confidentiality (i.e., health services, counseling, clergy, sexual assault advocates). If you have questions about whether to report, please call the Title IX Coordinator.

Why Do I Need to Report?

  • To ensure that the reporting party has access to all of the available resources.
  • To help identify individuals displaying patterns of behavior.
  • To identify and address any trends or systemic problems.
  • To keep our campus safe.

What to Say?

  • There are many resources available to help you, both at the College and in the community. Some resources are strictly confidential.
  • I am required to connect you to the Title IX Coordinator who will meet with you to help you take care of your own personal safety, and your physical and emotional well-being, direct you to resources, and explain your options if you want the College to take action.
  • The Title IX Coordinator will keep your information private and only share it with those who “need to know.” You have the right to choose to whom you will speak, what resources you will use, what you will say, and when you will say it.

Non-retaliation Policy

It is a violation of College policy to retaliate in any way against a student or employee because he/she raised allegations or was accused of sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking.

On-Campus Resources

Office of Public Safety 601-977-7857 (24 hrs)

Campus Chaplain 601-977-7758

Counseling Services 601-977-7818

Campus Medical Clinic 601-957-6776

Title IX Coordinator 601-977-7718

Dean of Students 601-977-7821

Tougaloo College Title IX Website

Community Resources

Jackson City Police (24 hrs) 911 or 601-960-1234

Domestic Violence Center (24 hrs) 800-898-3234

Crisis Intervention Services (24 hrs) 800-270-1620

Sexual Assault Crisis Line 800-270-1620 texting not supported on this line

Emergency House Crisis Line 844-673-5499 texting not supported on this line

Department of Education/Office for Civil Rights
Region VI Office
1900 Bryan St., Suite 1510
Dallas, TX 75201-136
Phone: 214-661-9600
Email: OCR.Dallas@ed.gov

Additional Faculty/Staff Resources

Director of Human Resources 601-977-4461

The Office of Academic Affairs 601-977-7737