Sexual Violence Education/第九条

Texas Woman’s University (TWU or University) is committed to a safe 学术 and working environment free from sexual misconduct. TWU will not tolerate any act of sexual misconduct. Please see our information below on reporting sexual violence for more information. 我们是来帮忙的.

For a complete copy of the University’s policies governing sexual misconduct visit:

If you have been impacted by violence, you are not alone. There are resources and services available to help. 我们的 Sexual Violence Resource Book will provide more information regarding your rights, 报告选项, investigation/adjudication process and resources. If you have any questions, please reach out to the 主任礼貌 & 社区标准/第九条 Coordinator Symone Osieko at 我们是来帮忙的.

For more information on how the university addresses sexual violence please review the university’s Annual Security ReportCampus Security Authorities 宣传册.


The university has procedures in place that aim to be aware of the needs of those who make an institutional report of 性侵犯, 家庭暴力, 约会暴力, 和被人跟踪. Procedures include informing individuals about their right to file criminal charges as well as the availability of counseling, 健康, 心理健康, 受害者的宣传, 法律援助, visa and immigration assistance and other services on and/or off campus, as well as additional remedies to prevent contact between a complainant and a respondent, 如住房, 学术, transportation and working accommodations, if reasonably available. The university will make such accommodations, if the victim requests them and if they are reasonably available, regardless of whether the complainant chooses to report the crime to the TWU Department of Public Safety or local law enforcement.

Any incidents or concerns regarding Sexual Misconduct should be reported immediately, even if the person(s) concerned about or harmed by the misconduct are unsure about pursuing a formal complaint.  Anyone can report prohibited conduct by notifying the following:


参议院法案212 (SB 212) was signed into state law after the 2019 Texas legislative session and is now in full effect as of January 1, 2020. All new reporting obligations and penalties in the law 必须遵循.

The law addresses reporting requirements for incidents of sexual harassment, 性侵犯, 约会暴力, or stalking at certain public and private institutions of higher education, 包括TWU. For a detailed definition of these terms, please review TWU’s 摄政政策:B.20010 Sexual Misconduct Policy (pdf).


  • 自1月1日起, 2020, all employees who witness or receive information about sexual harassment, 性侵犯, 约会暴力 和被人跟踪 that involve a current student or employee must promptly report the incident to the University’s 第九条 Coordinator or a Deputy 第九条 Coordinator. Reports can be made by phone: 940-898-2969; 电子邮件, or 在线
  • Reports to the 第九条 Coordinator must include all relevant information that is known about the incident.
  • Student employees are encouraged, but not required, to report under SB 212. 然而, if a student employee is designated as a responsible employee, they are still required to report under 第九条 和ir responsible employee duties.
  • Retaliation against persons who make a good faith report is prohibited.
  • An employee who does not report an incident or who makes a false report can be charged with a criminal offense (Class B or Class A Misdemeanor). If an employee fails to make a required report or makes a false report, the law requires that the employee be terminated.
  • Employees who have been designated by the university as confidential or private employees are 只有 required to report the type of incident. 学生 can talk to confidential employees about a 第九条 related matter with assurance that confidential employees may not reveal the student’s identity or other identifying information. 的列表 confidential and private employees is available on the 第九条 Website.
  • The 第九条 Coordinator must submit a written report of the reports received by the institution, to the President at least quarterly

Employees filing a report SHOULD NOT use the anonymous reporting form.

Annual 第九条 Report

Under the Texas Education Code (TEC), the institution’s Chief Executive Officer is required to submit a data report at least once during each fall or spring semester to the institution’s governing body and post on the institution’s internet website a report concerning the reports received by employees under the TEC in which the incident described in the employee’s report constituted “sexual harassment,”“性侵犯,”“约会暴力,” or “stalking” as defined in the TEC, and any disciplinary actions taken under TEC.

Below are the links to the Chief Executive Officer’s report:



第九条 of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal law that states:

"No person in the United States shall, 以性为基础, 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."

Violations include acts of sexual misconduct, such as:

  • 性侵犯
  • 性骚扰
  • 性剥削
  • Dating/Domestic Violence
  • 跟踪

Other violations include sex and gender-based discrimination of a non-sexual nature, such as:

  • Bullying based on gender identity
  • Denying an educational or employment opportunity because one is born male or female
  • Failing to provide reasonable 学术 accommodations to pregnant and parenting students.

Retaliation is also prohibited. Retaliation includes threatening, 令人生畏的, 骚扰, 强迫, or any other conduct that would discourage a reasonable person from making a good faith report or participating in any proceeding. Retaliation is a stand-alone policy violation without regard to any finding of responsibility for discrimination.

Who is protected by 第九条?

学生, 工作人员, and faculty are protected by 第九条 when the discrimination occurs on university-owned or controlled property.  In addition to incidents that occur on the University campus, the University may take disciplinary action in response to incidents that take place during official functions of the University or functions sponsored by registered student organizations, or incidents that have a substantial connection to the interests of the University regardless of the location in which the incident(s) occur.

How does TWU address violations of 第九条?

Texas Woman’s University is committed to responding to all allegations of sex and gender-based discrimination.  Although incidents may not always reach the level of a 第九条 violation, TWU also abides by State of Texas law.


第九条 Coordinator and Deputies

Symone Osieko
主任礼貌 & 社区标准/第九条 Coordinator

Deputy 第九条 Coordinators

第九条 Deputy: Executive Director of Human Resources

第九条 Deputy: Director Employee Relations, HR Compliance and Equity

第九条 Deputy: Assistant Director of 体育运动 for Compliance and Academic Services

Sexual Misconduct Training Programs

Required Incoming Student Training

Student Organizations

Graduate Assistant Training

Academic Leadership Training

Employee Mandatory Training

Texas Attorney General

Pregnancy Related Accommodations for 学生

怀孕了 & 教育学生

第九条 is a federal law which requires schools that receive federal funds to provide reasonable accommodations to students who are pregnant or have pregnancy related conditions. This includes pregnancy, pre-natal doctor appointments, 分娩, 假怀孕, 流产, termination of pregnancy, or recovery from any of these conditions.

第九条孕妇适用 & 教育学生

Under 第九条 of the Education Amendments of 1972 you are entitled to reasonable accommodations for as long as your doctor deems medically necessary.

It will be important to review each student’s situation individually, as reasonable accommodations will be highly dependent on the requirements of individual courses.

Examples of possible reasonable accommodations (when deemed medically necessary) are:

  • Excused absences for care/recovery
  • 更改考试日期
  • Make-up work and/or assignment extensions
  • Allowing drops and/or withdrawals
  • Assignment of Incomplete* grade

*if student is eligible

If you would like to review possible accommodations with the Associate Vice President for Student Enrichment, 健康, & Support at Texas Woman’s University, please complete the Pregnancy Accommodation Form. You can also download the 怀孕了 and Parent Brochure (pdf).

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