On June 23, 2022, the U.S. Department of Education released proposed changes to Title IX regulations that may change the way that we investigate and resolve allegations of sexual misconduct. Click here to find the proposed rules.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972:

Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX states:

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.

Title IX at Rice

Rice University is a diverse community guided by the values of responsibility, integrity, community, and excellence. These values can only thrive in an environment that is free from sexual harassment and sexual misconduct. Rice is committed to maintaining and strengthening educational, working and living environments where students, faculty, staff, and visitors are free from sexual harassment or misconduct of any kind.

Title IX Coordinator

The person who has been designated at Rice to coordinate efforts to comply with and implement this policy is called the Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator at Rice is Richard Anthony Baker and the Deputy Title IX Coordinators are Allison Vogt and Stacy Mosely. These Title IX Coordinators are available to discuss options, provide support, explain University policies and procedures, and provide education on relevant issues. To contact a Title IX Coordinator, please email: titleix@rice.edu.

Title IX Support

Supportive measures are actions or services offered by Rice to aid or comfort a reporter, Respondent, or witness. Supportive measures are non-disciplinary and non-punitive, and will be as appropriate, as reasonably available, and without fee or charge to the individual. Supportive measures are available before or after the filing of a formal complaint, or where no formal complaint has been filed. To learn more about supportive measures, please contact titleix@rice.edu or the SAFE Office. The SAFE Office provides interpersonal misconduct prevention and support services to students who are reporting an incident of interpersonal violence perpetrated against them, and to students who have been accused of perpetrating interpersonal violence. The SAFE Office also provides prevention education to the Rice community on sexual and domestic violence, sexual harassment, stalking and Title IX and Clery Act requirements.