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Title IX

No person in the United States, on the basis of sex, shall be excluded from participation, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.  

-- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 

What is Title IX? 

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects individuals from discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance.

Lyon College is committed to providing a safe environment free of gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence. Title IX applies to everyone regardless of their gender expression or gender identity. This includes students, faculty, and staff who identify as female, male, transgender, and gender non-conforming.

Who can I contact for help?

If you wish to file a complaint regarding sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual violence, you may contact the Title IX coordinator, Lai-Monté Hunter, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students, at (870) 307-7313 or laimonte.hunter@lyon.edu. If he is not the best person to assist you, he will refer you to other resources.

Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the College's Title IX coordinator/investigator or to the Office for Civil Rights (Dallas Office) in the U.S. Department of Education.

For anonymous/confidential reports, call the Campus Conduct Hotline at (866) 943-5787.