Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. Title IX protects all members of our campus community who experience sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, interpersonal violence (including dating and domestic violence), stalking, or discrimination on the basis of pregnancy. These protections apply to students, faculty, staff, contractors, applicants and campus visitors. We are committed to creating and fostering a campus environment free from all forms of sex discrimination.
The University of North Texas at Dallas strives to provide academic, housing, and work environments that are free of harassment (including sexual harassment and sexual violence), and retaliation. No individual will, on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity be excluded from participation in, or be denied the benefit of or be subject to discrimination under any university program or activity.
UNT Dallas defines sexual assault, dating violence and stalking in the following ways:
What is Sexual Assault?
Sexual contact or intercourse with a person without the person's consent, including sexual contact or intercourse against the person's will or in a circumstance in which the person is incapable of consenting to the contact or intercourse.
Sexual Harassment. Unwelcome, sex-based verbal or physical conduct that:
- in the employment context, unreasonably interferes with a person’s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment; or is quid pro quo meaning “this for that such as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or other verbal or non-verbal physical conduct of a sexual nature where the submission to or rejection of may result in an adverse educational or employment action”; or
- in the education context, is sufficiently severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that the conduct interferes with a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from educational programs or activities. Conduct is sufficiently severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive if it's frequent, or threatening, or humiliating nature unreasonably interferes with or limits the student’s ability to participate in or benefit from the University’s educational program or activity, including when the conduct reasonably can be considered to create an intimidating, hostile, abusive or offensive educational environment.
Sexual Misconduct. Conduct including sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, and/or sexual violence
Consent. Words or actions that show an active, knowing and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity. Consent cannot be gained by force, coercion, manipulation, threats, or taking advantage of the incapacitation of another when the individual knows or reasonably should know of such incapacity by use of alcohol or drugs. Consent is absent when the activity in question exceeds the scope of previously given consent, or the person is unconscious or otherwise unaware that the prohibited conduct is occurring. Consent may be revoked at any time.
What is Dating Violence?
Abuse or violence, or a threat of abuse or violence, against a person with whom the actor has or has had a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature.
Dating violence includes: physical abuse/assault; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; financial abuse and; sexual abuse
What is Stalking?
A course of conduct directed at a person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for the person's safety or to suffer substantial emotional distress.
Stalking behaviors can include, but are not limited to: damage to victim’s property; repeatedly following the victim to class; repeating behaviors that would cause a victim to feel fearful, threatened, or harassed; obsessive attempts at communication via telephone, email, social media, etc.
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UNT Dallas Title IX Resources
|Title IX Coordinator||Zeva Edmondson||Zeva.Edmondson@untdallas.edu||972-338-1104|
|Interim Deputy Title IX Coordinator||Jennifer Skinner||Jennifer.Skinner@untdallas.edu||972-338-1775|
|UNT Dallas Counseling & Wellness||Dr. Shanda Rileyfirstname.lastname@example.org||972-338-1779|
|UNT Dallas CARE Team||Jennifer Skinner, Chair||Jennifer.Skinner@untdallas.edu||972-338-1775|
|UNT Dallas Police Department||Chief Christopher Shawemail@example.com||972-780-3009|
|Student Health Clinic||972-338-1793|
5201 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75235
|Baylor Hospital (Dallas)||3500 Gaston Avenue, Dallas, TX 75246||214-820-0111|
|Charlton Methodist Hospital||3500 W. Wheatland, Dallas, TX 75237||214-947-7777|
|Genesis Women’s Center||4411 Lemmon Ave. #201, Dallas, TX 75219||
24-Hour Hotline: 214-946-HELP
|Rape Crisis Center||2801 Swiss Ave, Dallas, TX 75204||
972-641-7273 (Dallas Area)
Mental Health and Counseling Resources
Mental Health Centers:
Dallas Metrocare MHMR Services: 214-743-1212
Parkland Health & Hospital System: 214-590-8000
Mosaic Family Services: Crisis Line 214-823-4434
Pastoral Counseling & Education Center: 800-340-7557 or 214-526-4525
National Organization for Victim Assistance NOVA is one of the oldest organizations of its kind, dedicated to helping victims of crime and crisis. Their site has a number of resources to inform victims about available services and how to fully exercise their rights.
Human Trafficking Designed by the Office for Victims of Crime for volunteers, victims and victim service providers, crimevictims.gov offers a host of resources regarding human trafficking.
Office for Victims of Crime This government office responsible for managing the Crime Victims Fund, a national collection that is maintained through fines and penalties paid by convicted federal offenders. Their site contains information about state victim assistance and compensation programs, as well as other national resources.
Rape, Sexual Assault & Incest Hotline Created in 1981 as the Victim Services Agency, the organization behind this crisis line became known as Safe Horizon in 2000. Based out of New York City, this service offers face to face counseling for victims in the area, as well as phone counseling for victims nationwide.
National Center for Victims of Crime This national organization partners with local, state and federal governments to accomplish three main goals: advocate for stronger rights, protections, and services for victims; provide education, training and evaluation; and serve as a trusted source of current information on victims’ issues. They provide a directory of resources covering topics including crime awareness, victim recovery and legal assistance.
Victim Support Services This nonprofit organization based out of Washington state is also known as Families and Friends of Missing Persons and Violent Crime Victims. They provide a 24 hour crisis line, advocacy services, courtroom support, medical advocacy, information and referrals, all free
of charge. Though this organization is primarily for people residing in Washington, they will refer you to an appropriate local agency if calling from another state.
National Sexual Assault Online Hotline Organized and maintained by the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), this online hotline will provide victims with 24/7 counseling and advice. Their services are free, confidential and secure.
Know Your IX Know Your IX (KYIX) is a grassroots organization dedicated to ending sexual violence on campus. This site is an excellent resource for both activists and victims. They contain links on how to raise sexual violence awareness on campus, as well as what to do if you’ve become a victim.
Clery Center for Security on Campus This nonprofit was founded by Connie and Howard Clery after the death of their daughter, Jeanne. They are responsible for the creation of the Clery Act which revolutionized how schools has to address and monitor campus crime. The organization focuses on advocacy, education and collaboration, providing resources for both schools and students.
PACT5 Focused on ending sexual assault and rape on campus, PACT5 is a five campus collaboration with the unique vision of producing student documentaries that help illustrate the issues of sexual violence. In addition to raising awareness, the site also provides resources for recovery and counseling, as well as preventing sexual assaults.
Training Materials for Personnel
UNT Dallas provides individuals who serve in the role of Title IX Coordinator, Investigator, and Decision-Maker with training that addresses the definition of Sexual Harassment based on the Final Rule (Department of Education), and the requirements based on the individual roles and responsibilities within the Title IX process. Below you will find links to each respective training content area per the role within the Title IX process:
Pregnancy and Parenting Support
Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, including on the basis of pregnancy and parenting status. The university is required to provide reasonable accommodations due to pregnancy and parenting needs, including excused absences, changes in the work environment, or alternative participation options. If you feel that reasonable accommodations are not being provided, please contact us.
“Know Your Rights: Pregnant or Parenting? Title IX Protects You From Discrimination At School.” US Department of Education (ED).