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Title IX


Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in any educational institution that receives federal funding. Southwestern Oklahoma State University does not tolerate sex discrimination of any kind including sexual misconduct; sexual harassment; relationship/sexual violence and stalking. These incidents may interfere with or limit an individual’s ability to benefit from or participate in the College’s educational programs or activities.

SWOSU does not discriminate against any student on the basis of pregnancy or related conditions. Absences due to medical conditions relating to pregnancy will be excused for as long as deemed medically necessary by a student’s doctor and students will be given the opportunity to make up missed work. Students needing accommodation can seek assistance with accommodation from the Dean of Students office in Stafford 214 or by calling 580-774-3767.

If you have questions or concerns regarding your rights or responsibilities, or if you would like to file a Title IX complaint please contact:

Cindi Albrightson, M. Ed.

Title IX and Compliance Coordinator


HAB (Administration) 204-A

Weatherford, OK  73096


Online Reporting Form: Discrimination or Harassment Reporting Form

Students may also report incidents to an SWOSU faculty or staff member, who are required by law to notify the Title IX Coordinator. If a student wishes to keep the information confidential, the student may speak with staff members of the Center for Health and Well-being, 580-774-3776. 

For more information about pregnancy accommodations please visit the Dean of Students ADA page here ADA information

RUSO Title IX Handbook


Non-Discrimination and Harassment Statement

SWOSU’s policy complies with federal regulations. SWOSU does not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, creed, religion, alienage or national origin, citizenship status, age, sex, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This policy includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial services, residential life, educational programs, and other activities the university operates.

SWOSU demonstrates a zero-tolerance environment related to any kind of discrimination or harassment.

Retaliation Policy

SWOSU prohibits retaliation against anyone who has submitted a complaint for discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct under this policy or local, state, or federal laws. SWOSU also prohibits retaliation against someone participating in an investigation or assisting another to submit a complaint of discrimination or harassment.

The following person serves as the Title IX Officer for the entire SWOSU community:

Cindi Albrightson
Title IX & Compliance Coordinator
Hays Administration Buidling, Room 204A
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Any concerns should be immediately reported using the forms provided below or by directly contacting the Title IX and Compliance Coordinator. If you are experiencing retaliation or are aware of retaliation, please notify the Title IX and Compliance Coordinator.


Title IX Policies & Procedures


If you or someone you know is the victim of domestic or dating violence, discrimination, harassment, or sexual assault, you may submit a report to the Title IX and Compliance Coordinator.

Title IX Training