What is Title IX?

The Texas State University System (TSUS) and Lamar Institute of Technology  (LIT) are firmly committed to creating and maintaining educational communities in which each individual is respected, appreciated, and valued. LIT's focus on tolerance, openness, and respect is key in providing every member of the LIT community with basic human dignity free from all forms of Sexual Misconduct, including Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. Any report of behavior that threatens our institutional values and breaches the TSUS Sexual Misconduct Policy shall be promptly investigated and remediated in accordance with principles of law, fairness, and equity to all Parties involved.  
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities. Sexual harassment of students or employees, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. LIT is committed to creating an environment free of harassment and discrimination.


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Who is the Title IX Coordinator?

Lamar Institute of Technology has designated a Title IX Coordinator to assist the community regarding gender-based discrimination and harassment. Some of the responsibilities of the Title IX Coordinator include:

  • Overseeing Title IX compliance for their institution;
  • Tracking and monitoring incidents, including gender-based discrimination and sexual misconduct;
  • Ensuring prompt and equitable resolution of complaints;
  • Coordinating training, education, and prevention efforts; and
  • Providing information on options for responding to and resolving complaints.

Lamar Institute of Technology’s Title IX Coordinator plays an integral role to provide positive living, learning, and working environments for the entire community.

The name and contact information for Lamar Institute of Technology’s Title IX Coordinator is listed below. If you have a question or concern about gender-based discrimination or harassment, including sexual misconduct, you should speak with Lamar Institute of Technology’s Title IX Coordinator.

Tasha Morales
   Phone: 409 247-4838
  Email: titleix@lit.edu
   Office: 855 East Lavaca 
   Eagles' Nest Office 128
 Beaumont, TX 77701

When should I contact a Title IX coordinator?

Any student, faculty or staff member, or applicant for admission or employment who has concerns about gender-based discrimination and harassment, including sexual misconduct, is encouraged to seek the assistance of a Title IX coordinator.
Contact a coordinator if you:

  • Wish to understand your options for responding to gender-based discrimination and harassment, including sexual misconduct;
  • Learn of a situation that you feel may warrant investigation;
  • Need help on how to handle a situation by which you are indirectly affected;
  • Seek guidance on possible informal remedies or administrative measures to de-escalate or alleviate a difficult situation;
  • Have questions about your institution’s policies and grievance procedures
Letter from Title IX Coordinator
Letter from Title IX Coordinator
Dear Students,

Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT) is committed to creating and maintaining an educational community and working environment in which each individual is respected, appreciated, and valued.  We are dedicated to providing an educational and working environment free from sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors.
I currently serve as the Title IX coordinator for LIT. The coordinator is responsible for coordinating efforts to comply with and implement the Texas State University System (TSUS) Sexual Misconduct Policy.  The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for conducting the administrative investigation of reports of Sexual Misconduct and is available to discuss options, provide support, explain policy and procedures, and provide education on relevant issues.  

 It is a federal requirement to train the entire LIT community about promoting awareness of sexual offenses, and risk reduction strategies to enable community members to take a role in preventing and interrupting incidents of sexual misconduct. 
Faculty, Staff, and new and transfer students are required to attend the LIT provided training module(s) for recognizing and preventing sexual misconduct on our campus.

In the next few days, if you are a new or transfer student, you will receive an email with a link to the training platform.  Thank you in advance for participating in the mandatory training designed to assist us in recognizing, responding to, and preventing sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking.
We look forward to working with the entire campus in our ongoing Title IX education and compliance efforts. If you have any questions concerning Title IX, please contact me.


Brenda McKay
Title IX Coordinator & Compliance Officer