“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…”


Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination at educational institutions that receive federal funding. Under Title IX, sexual discrimination includes harassment on the basis of sex.

This can take many forms including:

  • Verbal or written harassment
  • Sexual assault, including rape and other unwanted sexual touching
  • Stalking (when done on the basis of sex)
  • Dating or domestic violence

Schools are legally required to respond to and remedy hostile educational environments. Failure to do so means a school could risk losing federal funding and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) ensures compliance with Title IX.

The Texas Southern University Office of Title IX (“OTIX”) is pleased to offer resources which provide support to any student, faculty, or staff member of the institution who has been affected by an incident of sexual or gender-based harassment or misconduct. 

You do not have to file a formal report or press criminal charges to receive assistance. Whether you are looking for counseling and emotional support; academic, housing, or work accommodations; or to learn more about reporting and investigations, your campus Resource Person can help you find the resources that best fit your individual situation.

Some examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Notifying faculty for a student’s absences or missed work
  • Advocating for flexibility in assignments or deadlines
  • Making referrals to resources both on and off campus to meet an individual’s needs of personal health, safety, and security
  • Assisting parties in understanding the complaint and grievance process from start to finish
  • Connecting both Complainants and Respondents with Advisors provided by the University, if desired or needed

Title IX Resource Information

Non-Confidential Campus Resources  Close
  • University Public Safety/Police – 713.313.7000 (on-campus) or Dial 911 (off campus)
  • Residential Life and Housing/713.313.7206
  • Dean of Students – 713.313.1038
  • Student Conduct – 713.313.1038
Confidential Campus Resources  Open
Law Enforcement Assistance  Open
Non-Campus Resources  Open
City of Houston Health and Medical Help  Open
City of Houston Crisis Intervention/Mental Health for Individuals  Open
National Resources  Open

The OTIX strives to offer fair, equitable, and individualized support to Complainants, Respondents, and Witnesses affected by Title IX-related matters. OTIX is able to refer individuals to critical resources on campus and in the community, this includes referrals to confidential resources.

For more information regarding supportive resources, please email  titleix@tsu.edu