Sexual Violence Policies and Procedures

33 What is Title IX and Who/Where do I report?

Murray State College is committed to providing an environment that emphasizes the dignity and worth of every member of its community and that is free from harassment and discrimination based upon race, color, religion, national origin, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, sex, age, pregnancy, physical or mental disability or genetic information. Such an environment is necessary to a healthy learning, working and living atmosphere. Accordingly, all acts of discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct are strictly prohibited.


Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 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.”
Implementing Regulations at:  20 U.S.C. § 1681 & 34 C.F.R. Part 106

Title IX protects the college community from sexual discrimination, harassment, and misconduct in a school’s education programs and activities. Title IX protects the college community in connection with all academic, educational, extracurricular, athletic, and other college programs, whether those programs take place on college property, in college transportation, as a class or training program sponsored by the college, or at another location or elsewhere.


The application of Title IX and 34 C.F.R. Part 106 may be sent to the college’s Title IX Coordinator, the U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, or both. All complaints or reports about sex discrimination (including sexual harassment) should be submitted to the Title IX Coordinator:

Quinton Jones

Murray State College

Housing #2

#1 Campus Drive

Tishomingo, OK 73460

(580) 387-7139

Title IX Reporting Form

These procedures apply to all grievances regarding conduct that may constitute sexual harassment as defined in this policy (including sexual assault) and that falls within the College’s Title IX jurisdiction. All other grievances by students, employees, or third parties shall be addressed through other procedures. The College’sTitle IX grievance process includes formal and informal procedures that encourage prompt resolution of complaints. In most cases, the complainant’s submission of a formal, written complaint to the Title IXCoordinator will initiate the formal grievance process. However, the Title IX Coordinator may also submit a formal complaint under the circumstances described below. The College will respond promptly to all formal complaints of sexual harassment.


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