Title IX - our Statement and Commitment

Panola College gives equal consideration to all applicants for admission, employment and participation in its programs and activities without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or limited English proficiency (LEP). 

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681) is an all-encompassing federal law that prohibits discrimination based on the gender of students and employees of educational institutions which receive federal financial assistance.

"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..." 20 U.S.C. § 1681

Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment, rape, and sexual assault. A college or university that receives federal funds may be held legally responsible when it knows about and ignores sexual harassment or assault in its programs or activities. The university can be held responsible in court whether the harassment is committed by a faculty member, staff or student.

Who is Covered by Title IX?

Educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance are covered by Title IX. If only one of the institution's programs or activities receives federal funding, all of the programs within the institution must comply with Title IX regulations. In compliance with Title IX, Panola College prohibits discrimination in employment as well as in all programs and activities on the basis of sex.

Title IX Incident Report

CLICK HERE: Report a Title IX Incident

If anyone observes any behavior that may involve threats to the safety and security of the Panola College community, individuals may report the behavior by contacting our Title IX Coordinator during business hours:

Micheal S. Edens, Title IX Coordinator @ 903-693-2021

or by using the online report form above. You have the option to fill in your contact information or submit the report anonymously. Reports submitted anonymously or with limited information may limit our ability to follow up on an incident. Once a report is submitted online, it is emailed to the Title IX Coordinator for review and necessary action. NOTE: Confidentiality cannot be guaranteed for reports submitted through this site as Texas State law determines confidentiality.