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Informal Resolution, FERPA Rights, Non-retaliation, Dissemination of Policy

Campus Conduct Hotline

Campus Conduct Hotline is a confidential, anonymous way to alert administrators of unsafe or unethical behavior BEFORE it spirals out of control.
Simply dial toll-free to 866.943.5787.

Informal Resolution

If the complainant requests mediation or informal resolution, he/she will not be required to work out problems directly with the respondent. Mediation cannot be used in cases of alleged sexual assault. In addition, the complainant has the right to terminate the informal resolution procedure at any time and pursue a formal complaint.

Alleged student perpetrator’s rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Under FERPA, an alleged student perpetrator may ask to inspect and review information about the allegations against him or her if the information directly relates to the respondent and is maintained as an education record. In such a case, TLU will either redact the complainant’s name and all identifying information before allowing the respondent to inspect and review the sections of the complaint that relate to him or her, or notify the respondent of the specific information in the complaint that is about the respondent. See 34 C.F.R. § 99.12(a).


Retaliation against a student, employee, or other individual who reports or complains about sex discrimination to an appropriate school official or participates in a report, investigation or proceeding involving a claim or allegation under this policy because he or she made a complaint, testified, or participated in an investigation or proceedings is prohibited.

Dissemination of policy

This policy must be distributed to:

  1. Students
  2. Administrators, faculty, and other employees
  3. Applicants for admission
  4. Applicants for employment

This policy must be available:

  1. On the TLU website
  2. In hard copy at multiple campus locations
  3. In both printed and electronic publications, including student, staff, and faculty handbooks, codes of conduct, and catalogs

Texas Lutheran University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Dr. Bernadette Buchanan, Title IX Coordinator, 830-372-8060. TLU's Title IX policies are outlined at

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.