Title IX

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                  Title IX & University of the Southwest

In accordance with Title IX, University of the Southwest (USW) does not deny or limit any student or employee the ability to participate in or benefit from any program offered by the institution on the basis of sex or gender. Please see the Student Handbook for policy, reporting, and procedural information.

For additional information on your rights under Title IX, visit www.titleix.info

For a copy of USW's Title IX policies and procedures, please click here

How to File a Title IX Complaint:
  • File in person with the Title IX Coordinator
  • File via email through the Title IX Coordinator
  • Contact any USW faculty or staff member for assistance
Please click here for a copy of the Complaint Record

Please click here for a copy of the Witness Statement

Title IX Coordinator Contact:

The Title IX Coordinator at University of the Southwest is Taylor Novak. Her contact information is as follows:

Taylor Novak
Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Student Support

College of Education and Kinesiology
MTL, Office 137
Email: tnovak@usw.edu
Phone: 575.492.2149

On-and Off-Campus Contacts:

If you experience sexual harassment, gender discrimination, or sexual violence, we encourage you to reach out right away – we are here to help!

Should you be unable to reach the Title IX Coordinator or Liaison, please contact one of the following individuals during normal business hours (Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 pm):

Community Contacts to call 24 hours a day/7 days a week:
  • Hobbs Police Department: 575.397.9265
  • Lea County Sheriff’s Department: 575.396.3611
  • Guidance Center of Lea County: 575.393.6633
  • New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs: 1.888.883.8020
  • Community Against Violence: 575.758.9888