Title IX Reporting, Information, and Resources

Howard College Title IX Office

Under the United States Code of Federal Regulations, Title IX states that, "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." 20 USCA § 1681.

Title IX Coordinator

The Howard College Title IX Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the college’s compliance with Title IX and other federal and state laws and regulations relating to sex-based discrimination.

Christi Mikeska

Dean of Students / District Title IX Coordinator
cmikeska@howardcollege.edu
(432) 264-5029

What is Title IX?

Howard College is committed to providing its students, faculty, and staff with an educational and workplace environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. The Howard College community is dedicated to fostering and supporting a culture of mutual respect and communication. Howard College does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of students based on or related to sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, national origin, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected categories, classes, or characteristics. Actions related to admission, discipline, housing, extracurricular and academic opportunities shall not be made based on a student’s protected status. Discriminatory behavior is prohibited regardless of how it is exhibited, whether verbally, in writing, or electronically displayed or conveyed. Individuals who violate these policies and laws are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion.

Examples of the types of discrimination and violence that are strictly prohibited by Howard College include but are not limited to: sexual harassment, the failure to provide equal opportunity in athletics, discrimination in a school’s science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses and programs, discrimination based on pregnancy.

In addition to Title IX, certain Clery-specific crimes are also considered to be Title IX violations and will be handled by the college as mandated under both statutory requirements. These include but are not limited to sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.