What is Title IX


NSU students, employees, guests, third party vendors, and visitors are to conduct themselves in a manner that does not impose on the rights of others and does not discriminate as outlined in NSU's State on Non-Discrimination.
Northeastern State University (NSU) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, disability, age, or status as a veteran, and to the extent allowed by Oklahoma law, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression and gender identity in its programs and activities. These protections extend to employment with and admission to NSU, as well as, participation in university sponsored programs.

NSU is committed to a learning, working, and living environment that promotes integrity, civility, and mutual respect free of discrimination on the basis of sex, which includes all forms of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment violates an individual's fundamental rights and personal dignity. NSU considers sexual harassment in all its forms to be a serious offense. Title IX defines sexual harassment broadly to include any of the three types of misconduct on the basis of sex, all of which jeopardize the equal access to education that Title IX is designated to protect; any instance of quid pro quo harassment by a school's employee; any unwelcome conduct that a reasonable person would find so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it denies a person equal educational access; any instance of sexual assault (as defined in the Clery Act), dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking as defined in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. To ensure compliance with Title IX and other federal and state civil rights laws, NSU has developed policies and procedures that address and prohibit sexual harassment in all of its forms.
NSU encourages those who have experienced sexual harassment to report these offenses promptly to the Title IX Coordinator and seek all available assistance. Individuals wishing to pursue criminal complaints may also report to the NSU Police Department.

Title IX Policy

Whitney Arbaugh
Coordinator for Title IX & Compliance

Tahlequah Campus
Administration A216
Phone: (918) 444-2120
Email: titleIX@nsuok.edu