Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Policy

“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.”

-- U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights

What Is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a comprehensive federal civil rights law enforced by the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex and gender (including discrimination based on gender identity or failure to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity) in federally funded education programs. Under Title IX, such discrimination can include sexual harassment and other sexually prohibited conduct including: sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual violence and sexual exploitation. These terms are referred to collectively here as sexual misconduct.


Title IX was signed into law on June 23, 1972 and this year marks its 50th anniversary.
Join us throughout the year for events and workshops.

Learn more about Title IX's 50th Anniversary


Responsible Employees (Mandatory Reporters)

A “responsible employee” is a Dallas College employee, designated by Dallas College’s institutional equity and compliance officer, who is required to report to the appropriate college administrators incidents of alleged violations of Title IX or the college's sexual misconduct policy. 

This designation applies to all employees within the college’s Title IX structure, including but not limited to Title IX coordinators, deputy coordinators and investigators. In addition, all employees, with the exception of confidential employees, are responsible employees for purposes of compliance with the requirements of Title IX and Dallas College’s sexual misconduct policy.

Responsible employees include faculty, staff, administrators, academic advisors, college public safety personnel, and athletic coaches and staff. 

Responsible employees must report all known information concerning an alleged incident to a Title IX coordinator and/or a deputy Title IX coordinator.