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Title IX

Policy

East Texas Baptist University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory learning, living, and working environment for all members of the University community.

East Texas Baptist University is committed to providing an institutional environment where all persons may pursue their studies, careers, duties, and activities in an atmosphere free of threat of unwelcome and unwanted sexual actions. This policy prohibits sexual and gender-based harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, stalking, intimate relationship violence, and retaliation (collectively referred to in this policy as prohibited conduct). These forms of prohibited conduct are harmful to the well-being of our community and its members, the learning and working environment, and collegial relationships among our students, faculty, and staff.

The University will comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in the University's programs and activities; the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), as amended by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA); Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Chapter 21 of the Texas Labor Code; Chapter 40, Section 819 of the Texas Administrative Code; and other applicable law.

This policy sets forth the procedures that will be used to investigate and respond to reports of prohibited conduct. The University will respond to reports about prohibited conduct with measures designed to eliminate the conduct, prevent its recurrence, and remedy any adverse effects of the conduct on individuals, members of the campus community, or University-related programs or activities. 

While East Texas Baptist University encourages students to abide by the University’s Sexuality and Gender Statement, the University recognizes that each student will make independent decisions about their own conduct. The University expects students to reflect Christ-like character, conducting themselves in a manner consistent with biblical principles.  

Scope 

This policy governs the conduct of East Texas Baptist University students, regardless of enrollment status; faculty; staff; and third parties (i.e., non-members of the University community, such as vendors, alumni/ae, and visitors).

Third parties are both protected by and subject to this policy. A third party may report potential policy violations committed by a member of the University community, and the University will take appropriate steps to investigate and respond to the conduct consistent with the authority granted by the University's jurisdiction over the respondent. A third party who is accused of violating University policy may also be permanently barred from the University or subject to other restrictions for failing to comply with this policy.

This policy applies to conduct that occurs:

  • on campus or University property;
  • in the context of any University-related or sponsored education program or activity, regardless of the location (including travel, research, or internship programs);
  • by an ETBU student, regardless of location, under the Student Conduct Code;
  • through the use of University-owned or provided technology resources; or
  • when the conduct has a nexus to the University, such as continuing adverse effects or the creation or continuation of a hostile environment on campus.

 

Title IX Personnel Contact Information

Title IX Coordinator

Dr. Heather Hadlock 
Vice President for Student Affairs
903.923.2319 | hhadlock@etbu.edu
1st floor, Ornelas Student Center

Title IX Deputy Coordinators

Mrs. Tara Bachtel
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
Director of Human Resources
903.923.2325 | tbachtel@etbu.edu
1st floor, Ornelas Student Center

Lee Ferguson
Vice President of Financial Affairs
903.923.2048 | lferguson@etbu.edu
305 Marshall Hall
 

Den Murley
Director of Graduate Admissions
903.923.2079 | dmurley@etbu.edu
104A Scarborough Hall

Larry Northcutt
Director of Security, Compliance, and Accountability
903.923.2117 | lnorthcutt@etbu.edu 
106 Marshall Hall

Dr. Emily Prevost
Assistant Provost
903.923.2074 | eprevost@etbu.edu
405 Marshall Hall

Jacqueline Ramos
Coordinator of Testing and Academic Support
903.923.2078 | jramos@etbu.edu
301 Marshall Hall

Shelby Thomas
Learning and Leading Coordinator
903.923.2375 | sthomas@etbu.edu
301 Marshall Hall