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Sexual Misconduct Reporting and Awareness – Title IX

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Reporting Resources Policies

University of Houston-Clear Lake is committed to providing an educational, working and living environment where students, faculty, staff and visitors are free from sex discrimination of any kind.

What Is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits all discrimination based on gender in educational programs which receive federal financial assistance. Programs and activities to include but not limited to: academic programs, admissions, athletics, employment and recruitment, financial aid and university housing.

Title IX clearly prohibits sexual harassment which includes sexual assault and violence. Employees, students and visitors to campus with questions and/or complaints regarding discrimination or sexual misconduct (such as sexual violence) under Title IX may contact our office. 

Title IX Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Contact Information

Valerie Patt, Office Associate/Coordinator
Office: Bayou Building, B2323
Phone: 281-283-2306
Email: patt@uhcl.edu  

Dr. Scott Richardson, Chief Diversity Officer
Title IX Coordinator
Office: Bayou Building, B2323
Phone: 281-283-2305
Email: richardsonS@uhcl.edu 

Joseph Jasper Jr., J.D., Investigator/Prevention Specialist
Office: Bayou Building, B2323
Phone: 281-283-2161
Email: jasper@uhcl.edu 

  Responsibilities of Title IX Coordinator 

The Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Scott Richardson, oversees efforts to comply with and implement the University of Houston System Sexual Misconduct Policy. He conducts administrative investigations of reports of sexual misconduct and is available to discuss options, provide support, explain policies and procedures, and provide education on Title IX. 

  Title IX Services Offered
  • Knowledge/skill acquisition: tailored workshops and trainings
  • Confidential investigations
  • Community outreach and partnerships
  • Social justice championship and programming
  • Confidential and professional AA, ADA, compliance, Title IX consulting
  • Certification of searching, screening and hiring process
  How Title IX Impacts UHCL 

The Title IX Department impacts you as a UHCL faculty member, staff member or student by:

  • Advising university constituents on matters of Title IX, ADA, compliance, diversity and inclusion.
  • Being willing participate in orientation sessions, etc., to address Title IX, ADA, compliance, diversity and inclusion.
  • Designing, implementing and monitoring education and employment practices to eliminate actionable claims of discrimination (violations of Title IX) on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.
  • Designing and implementing programs that build cross-cultural and cross-sectional alliances.
  • Collaborating with the campus community to build and maintain an equitable and inclusive climate.
  • Investigating complaints from students/staff/faculty alleging discrimination, harassment based on protected class/status, and sexual harassment.
  • Monitoring all employment activities for compliance, consistent with the university's mission and purpose for diversity and equity following any and all federal guidelines.
  • Listening when you speak.
  • Welcoming you to visit us.

Please Note: Emails and phone messages are monitored beyond formal office hours. If you do not get a response to your call or email immediately, please expect to be contacted the very next business day.