Non-Discrimination Policy

Title IX: The Law:

Title IX The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces, among other statutes, 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 that: 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 Procedures

Intro to Title IX Video

Title IX 101

File a Title IX Report/Incident




Title IX Resources:

       2021 Training Links:

Title IX Coordinator Training

Decision Making Training

Title IX Investigator

Title IX Appellate Decision Maker Training 

Title IX Advisor Training

Informal Resolution Training


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The Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Rape
Call the 24-hour YWCA Domestic Violence Hotline
Alabama Network of Children's Advocacy Centers
Child Abuse Reports
Child Support Services
Child Protect, Inc.
Victim Compensation Program
Victim Rights Information
Volunteer Lawyers Program
Legal Services Corp of Alabama
800-650-6522
334-264-0123
205-322-9922
888-848-3468
334-242-9500
334-242-9300
334-262-1220
800-541-9388
800-626-7676
334-269-1515
334-832-4570

Links to Resources from the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights:

Reporting Options:

If you have experienced sexual harassment, sexual assault or sexual violence, you have resources and reporting options. If an incident occurs to you or you know of an incident, please immediately contact at least one of the following people/offices:

Lawson State Police Department (Birmingham Campus): 205-929-6317
Lawson State Police Department (Bessemer Campus): 205-929-3509 or 205-929-6308

Police (Birmingham)
Central Headquarters
Phone: 205-254-1700

Police (Bessemer)
(205) 424-4060

Lawson State (Title IX Coordinator for Student Complaints):  Darren C. Allen, Acting Dean of Students (205) 929-6361; Email: dallen@lawsonstate.edu
Lawson State: (Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Employees):  Elma Bell, Director of Human Resources (205) 929-6313; Email: ebell@lawsonstate.edu   


Related Resources and Support Information (Alabama)


National Domestic Violence Hotline:  1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)
National Domestic Violence Hotline (TTY):  1-800-787-3224

Clay House Children's Center
Crisis Center (Birmingham)
Child Protective Services
Court Advocates
Domestic Violence Center (Vestavia)
Ensley Family Shelter
Family Court
Family Violence Center
Gateway
Impact Family Counseling
Jewish Family Services (Homewood)
Jewish Family Services (Mountain Brook)
Legal Services
Oasis Counseling Center
Prescott House
Project SAFE
St Mary's Center For Women
Univ. of Alabama Victim Advocate
YMCA Domestic Violence Services
205-481-4155
205-323-7777
205-324-2135
205-521-9650
205-823-9939
205-780-2020
205-325-5466
205-322-4878
205-328-6010
205-916-0123
205-879-0579
205-879-3438
205-328-3540
205-933-0338
205-930-3622
205-780-6127
205-322-6854
205-348-5454
205-322-4878