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Title IX Prohibited Conduct

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Any conduct by an employee, student, or third party that denies or limits the ability of a student or employee to participate in or receive the benefits, services, or opportunities of employment or any TLU program or activity based on sex is prohibited. This includes any circumstance where: 

  1. An employment or educational decision or benefit is conditioned on submission to unwelcome sexual advances or conduct;
  2. Submission to, or rejection of, unwelcome sexual conduct is used as a basis for denying employment or an opportunity to participate in or benefit from any school program or activity;
  3. Conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with, denying or limiting a student ability to participate in or benefit from any school program or activity or a term, condition or benefit of employment;
  4. Conduct alters the educational environment to the degree that it adversely affects the student’s ability to participate in or benefit from any school program whether or not that student is the target of the harassment;
  5. There is a pattern and practice of sexual harassment;
  6. A teacher, administrator or other person in a position of authority engages in sex discrimination or sexual harassment of a student or employee; and/or 
  7. A student or a group of students engages in sexual harassment of another student or students.

The following are examples of behaviors that are prohibited under this policy. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list:

  1. Unwelcome sexual flirtations, advances or propositions;
  2. Derogatory, vulgar or graphic written or oral statements regarding one’s sexuality;
  3. Unwanted touching, patting, pinching, or other attention to an individual’s body;
  4. Attempted or actual physical assault;
  5. Any nonconsensual sexual act, including but not limited to, rape, sexual assault, sexual battery and sexual coercion;
  6. Unwelcome sexual comments, innuendoes, suggestions or jokes;
  7. Display of sexually suggestive pictures or objects;
  8. Domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking, including cyberstalking;
  9. Sending text messages, e-mails, or other electronic communications with nude or sexually suggestive photos, videos, or other images; and
  10. Sharing or sending nude or sexually suggestive images over the Internet.

This policy specifically includes electronic communications, including but not limited to phone calls, text messages, e-mail, and communications using social media such as Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and Facebook.

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.