Title IX Information

Wayland Baptist University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory learning, working and living environment that promotes civility and mutual respect.  Wayland Baptist University does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender in any of its education or employment programs and activities. To that end, this policy prohibits specific forms of behavior that violate The Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in the University's programs and activities; the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), as amended by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA); Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; and other applicable law. 

Sexual misconduct is a serious issue that can result in the interference or prevention of victims of such behavior from having an equal opportunity to access education or employment. Sexual misconduct (including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and stalking) are serious offences and a Title IX civil rights issue, as well as a potential crime and a violation of Wayland Baptist University policy. Employees and students of Wayland Baptist University have the right to file a complaint with the university and have the right to file a separate criminal complaint with the local Police Department. Students and employees who violate Wayland’s sexual misconduct, Title IX, and discrimination policies are subject to disciplinary actions up to and including expulsion and/or termination of employment status, and may be subject to criminal charges

Students and employees are expected to comply with Wayland’s policies that prohibit unlawful discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual assault, and stalking both on-campus and off-campus. Any student who witnesses or experiences such conduct on-campus or off-campus by someone who is a member of the Wayland Baptist University community is encouraged to report the matter to the Title IX Administrator or a WBU representative listed below (in case of emergency call 911):


TO WHOM THIS POLICY APPLIES

This policy applies to students, regardless of enrollment status; faculty; staff (collectively known as employees) and third parties (i.e., non-members of the University community such as vendors, alumni, and visitors.)  This policy pertains to acts of sexual misconduct and discrimination committed by or against Students, Employees and Third Parties when:

(1) the conduct occurs on University Grounds or other property owned or controlled by the University;

(2) the conduct occurs in the context of a University employment or education program or activity, including, but not limited to, University-sponsored study abroad, research, on-line, or internship programs; or

(3) the conduct occurs outside the context of a University employment or education program or activity, but has continuing adverse effects on or creates a hostile environment for Students, Employees or Third Parties while on University Grounds or other property owned or controlled by the University or in any University employment or education program or activity.


It is important to remember that sexual misconduct is never the fault of the victim.

WBU Title IX Administrator:

Dr. Justin Lawrence
Title IX Administrator
Wayland Baptist University
1900 W. 7th
Plainview, TX 79072
(806) 291-1173 lawrencej@wbu.edu 

Brad Miles                                                                     
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students                 
Executive Director of Student Services                       
Room 202, McClung University Center                       
Phone: 806-291-3751                                                         
E-mail: milesb@wbu.edu

Ron Appling
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employees                   
Director of Human Resources                                           
Van Howling Basement                                                   
Phone: 806-291-3451                                                           
Email: applingr@wbu.edu