Title IX

Concordia University Texas strives to maintain a living, working, and learning environment that is free from sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and interpersonal violence. Sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and interpersonal violence against any student, employee or visitor of Concordia University Texas or of any other person associated with the University violate this policy and are contrary to the religious and moral tenets and the mission of Concordia University Texas.

Title IX Coordinator Letter

Law & Policy

Federal Statute

Title IX is a federal statute that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender in education programs, activities, and services. Concordia, in alignment with Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), prohibits all forms of gender discrimination and sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating violence, stalking, domestic violence, and sexual assault.

More information on Title IX is located on the U.S. Department of Education website.

More information on the Clery Act is located on the Campus Police page and on the U.S. Department of Education website.

Concordia University Texas Policy

Concordia's policy can be reviewed under Sexual Misconduct and Interpersonal Violence Policy.

As annually required by the federal government, please be advised that Concordia University Texas has completed the 2020 Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) survey. Copies of the report are available for review by Concordia students, upon request, in the following offices:

  • Provost/Executive Vice President
  • Vice President for Athletics
Title IX Coordinators

Concordia University Texas has designated a Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinators to oversee compliance with Title IX. Any questions or concerns may be directed to any of these individuals.

Title IX Coordinator

Daniel Gregory
VP of Administration
11400 Concordia University Drive
Building D, D104
Austin, TX 78726 
Office: 512-313-4004

Deputy Title IX Coordinators

Sairam Pathi
Director of Human Resources
11400 Concordia University Drive 
Building D, D221
Austin, TX 78726 
Office: 512-313-4412

Ronda Seagraves
VP of Athletics
11400 Concordia University Drive
Building G, G207
Austin, TX 78726
Office: 512-313-4501


Filing A Report

Reports may be filed with a Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinator by using the Incident Reporting Form. Please note that Title IX Coordinators are not a confidential point of communication or support. Title IX Coordinators will keep information as private as possible, but cannot guarantee complete confidentiality.

Confidential Resources

Concordia's licensed counselors are available to assist victims in a confidential manner. The counselors may assist victims in deciding whether to report and in assisting others with access to campus and community resources. Concordia's counselors are not required to report incidents of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator.

Concordia's campus pastor may also serve as a source for confidential communications when that individual is acting in that role.

Law Enforcement

An individual may elect to file a report with law enforcement. This can be done in addition to or in place of reporting an incident to a Title IX Coordinator. 

Concordia encourages victims to take action, including reporting an incident of sexual misconduct to law enforcement.

Community Resources

Safe Austin (Counseling)
Sexual & Domestic Violence
24-hour line:  512-267-SAFE (7233)
Eloise House (SAFE Exam)
SAFE exam, counseling, support, and advocacy

Austin Police Department
Victim Services Unit
512-974-5950 or 512-974-5037

Travis County Sheriff’s Department
Victim Services Unit

VICARS (Legal service)
815 Brazos, Suite 1100, Austin, TX 78701
Provides free legal services for crime victims

Texas Association Against Sexual Assault
Offers comprehensive list of Rape Crisis centers across the state

Office of the Attorney General
Crime Victims Compensation
512-936-1200 (Austin)
Victim may qualify expenses to be reimbursed by the state

RAINN [Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (Sexual Assault)]
800-656-4673 (HOPE)
National 24-hour helpline for sexual assault survivors. Assist in directing people to local services and will speak with persons in crisis.

Questions can also be addressed to:
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Dallas Office
1999 Bryan Street, Suite 1620
Dallas, TX 75201-6810

Equity in Athletics

Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA)

As annually required by the U.S. Department of Education be advised that Concordia University has completed the EADA survey. Copies of the current report are available for review by students, staff, faculty, and prospective students upon request in the following offices: Executive VP/Provost, VP of Student Affairs/Chief Diversity Officer, and VP of Athletics.

How to File a Complaint

A new video released by the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) provides help to parents, families, students, and stakeholders on how to file a complaint with OCR.

How to File a Complaint with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) provides direction on how to bring incidents of potential discrimination to the attention of OCR, and includes deadlines, ways to provide required information, and potential outcomes of complaint investigations.

As a helpful resource for educators, administrators, and stakeholders, the video was released through the OCR Outreach, Prevention, Education, and Non-Discrimination (OPEN) Center in their commitment to provide technical assistance that is high-quality, accurate, thorough, and legally sound.

View the video at: https://youtu.be/dvxa5dYNKK8

More Info

For additional information on how OCR resolves complaints of discrimination according to federal law, see the OCR Case Processing Manual (August 2020) (PDF).

For questions about the video or for technical assistance, contact the OPEN Center at OPEN@ed.gov.