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Title IX


Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) acknowledges the Department of Education changes made to Title IX complaint investigation procedures under the guidance of Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance (2020).

SWOSU values student participation and recognizes Title IX in addressing issues related to sexual harassment and sexual violence. To address instances of sexual harassment, and to ensure an educational environment free of harassment and discrimination, SWOSU has developed the Title IX Policies & Procedures Handbook to address conduct violations under the policies held therein. These policies and procedures ensure a fair and prompt due process for Complainants and Respondents under Title IX guidance.

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