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Discrimination, Harassment and Sexual Assault

Non-Discrimination Statement

SWOSU does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, alienage or national origin, citizenship status, age, sex (gender), 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 includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial services, residential life, educational programs, and other activities the University operates.

Zero Tolerance Environment

SWOSU is a zero tolerance environment related to any kind of discrimination or harassment.  This includes sexual and gender related discrimination as covered by Title IX.  It states: “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 educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

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 assisting an investigation, or assisting another to submit a complaint of discrimination or harassment.

If you are experiencing retaliation or aware of retaliation, please notify the Title IX Officer.

Dean of Students serves as the Title IX officer ad Investigation Officer for incidents within the entire SWOSU community.  Any concerns should be immediately reported using the forms provided below. You may also contact him by emailing studentdean@swosu.edu; or calling (580) 774-3767.

Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Assault Reporting

If you or someone you know is the victim of discrimination, harassment, or sexual assault, you may submit a report to the Title IX Coordinator by using the links below.