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Title IX Statement

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination — which includes sexual violence — in educational programs and activities. Students, staff, faculty, and other employees have the right to pursue education, including athletic programs, scholarships, and other activities, free from sex discrimination, including sexual violence, sexual misconduct, stalking and harassment. As used herein and in Title IX, the term “sex” historically, textually, and logically refers to an individual’s immutable sex – either male (man) or female (woman) – as objectively determined by genetics or physiology present by or before birth.

Within the context of its theological convictions and mission, Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national and ethnic origin, or disability.

DTS is committed to maintaining an environment conducive to learning for all students and a professional workplace for its employees; as such, we take active measures against discriminatory harassment, and sexual harassment, including any type of violence or misconduct.

If you believe that you are a victim of sexual discrimination including sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence or rape at Dallas Theological Seminary, know that you have the following rights:

  • To receive basic information about services designed to assist you
  • To recover your losses to the extent possible, through restitution and the return of property that was seized as evidence when it is no longer needed
  • To seek or have sought on your behalf as soon as possible counseling and medical attention as needed including at the nearest hospital emergency room
  • To report the crime to the public law enforcement agency and the DTS campus police
  • To be informed of the outcome of any disciplinary proceeding held
  • To have the option of changing your academic and living situations if so requested and if the changes are reasonably available
  • To request that the seminary implement a “no-contact” mandate with the perpetrator and to not “work it out” with the alleged perpetrator through mediation. Dallas Theological Seminary does not consider mediation to be appropriate in cases involving sexual violence.

Reporting Discrimination and Harassment

Any student, staff or faculty member who believes he or she has been the victim of discrimination, discriminatory harassment, or sexual harassment, including any type of violence or sexual misconduct is urged to report the matter.

Notify either of our Title IX Co-Coordinators in person, by email, phone, or mail your report to:

  • Dallas Theological Seminary Title IX Complaint
    3909 Swiss Ave.
    Dallas, TX 75204
  • Karen Holder-Dixon; Director of Employee and Student Support Services; or
  • John Bloom; Chief of DTS Police;

Students, staff or faculty who witness or learn of another person becoming the victim of discrimination, discriminatory harassment, or sexual harassment, including any type of violence or sexual misconduct are also urged to report the matter.

If you see an act of violence, have suspicions that violence is occurring or fear that violence is imminent, call 911 immediately.