Title IX is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. The principal objective of Title IX is to avoid the use of federal money to support sex discrimination in education programs and to provide individual citizens effective protection against those practices.
Statement of Nondiscrimination
Southwestern University’s recruitment and admission of students, awarding of financial aid and operation of programs and facilities are without regard to sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, or any other impermissible factor. The University’s commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Southwestern University is also committed to compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits sex discrimination including sexual misconduct, in federally funded education programs and activities.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Southwestern University is committed to the principle of equal opportunity for all persons without regard to sex, race, religion, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, or any other impermissible factor. Southwestern University’s commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Southwestern University is also committed to compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits sex discrimination in federally funded education programs and activities. It is also committed to taking affirmative steps to see that such opportunities are made available for personnel in employment, promotion, transfer, recruitment, rates of pay and other forms of compensation, and selection for training.
Campus security and safety is an important feature of postsecondary education. The Department of Education is committed to assisting schools in providing students nationwide a safe environment in which to learn and to keep students, parents and employees well informed about campus security. These goals were advanced by the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990. The Department is committed to ensuring that postsecondary institutions are in full compliance with that Act, and enforcement of the Act is a priority of the Department.
Help for Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct
Where to go? Who to talk to? Please download the SU Yellow Book for a comprehensive, printable manual on Help for Sexual Assault/ Sexual Misconduct.
Data on Campus Crime
Parents and students can now review campus crime statistics for colleges and university campuses online. The latest Summary Crime Statistics for Southwestern are available here.