Welcome to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Title IX Office.
MD Anderson is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy educational and work environment in which no member of the MD Anderson community is, on the basis of sex, including sexual orientation or gender identity, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination in any Institutional program or activity. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination in that it denies an individual equal access to the University's programs or activities.
MD Anderson's policies prohibiting sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct are designed to ensure a safe and non-discriminatory educational and work environment and to meet legal requirements, including: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in the Institution’s/University’s programs or activities; relevant sections of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in employment; and Texas laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation and gender identity.
Texas Law – SB212
The Texas Legislature recently passed Senate Bill 212, which expands the responsibilities of all employees of Texas universities. Effective January 1, 2020, all MD Anderson workforce members MUST report all information known about incidents of sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating/domestic violence, and stalking committed by or against a MD Anderson student or workforce member to a Title IX Office. Confidential workforce members must report only the type of incident to a Title IX Coordinator.
Knowingly failing to report an incident as required could lead to termination of the workforce member and possible criminal charges under state law (SB212). If you have questions about your reporting obligations, please contact the Title IX Coordinator.
What is Title IX?
Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded program or activity. Title IX protects people who experience sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, interpersonal violence (including dating and domestic violence), stalking, or discrimination based on pregnancy.
MD Anderson is committed to the principle that our workplace and educational environments should be free from inappropriate conduct of a sexual nature.
Workforce members and students who engage in such behavior are subject to corrective action that could include but are not limited to:
- Notice or final notice
- Termination or non-renewal
- Issuance of other corrective action (training, documented counseling, etc.)
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 education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.