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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
    Daniel.Gregory@concordia.edu

    Deputy Title IX Coordinators

    Sairam Pathi
    Director of Human Resources
    11400 Concordia University Drive
    Building D, D221
    Austin, TX 78726
    Office: 512-313-4412
    sairam.pathi@concordia.edu

    Ronda Seagraves
    VP of Athletics
    11400 Concordia University Drive
    Building G, G207
    Austin, TX 78726
    Office: 512-313-4501
    ronda.seagraves@concordia.edu

  • Reporting

    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
    https://www.safeaustin.org

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

    Travis County Sheriff’s Department
    Victim Services Unit
    512-854-9709

    VICARS (Legal service)
    815 Brazos, Suite 1100, Austin, TX 78701
    888-343-4414
    Provides free legal services for crime victims

    Texas Association Against Sexual Assault
    www.taasa.org
    Offers comprehensive list of Rape Crisis centers across the state

    Office of the Attorney General
    Crime Victims Compensation
    crimevictims@texasattorneygeneral.gov
    800-983-9933
    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)
    www.rainn.org
    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
    214-661-9600
    OCR.Dallas@ed.gov
    www.ed.gov/ocr

  • 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.