Title IX

What is Title IX?

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 of the Education Amendments of 1972

Northeastern State University (NSU) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, disability, age, veteran status, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities. These protections range to employment with and admission to NSU, as well as, participants in university sponsored programs.

What is sexual discrimination?

Sexual discrimination is any unwelcome, gender-based verbal or physical conduct that denies or limits someone’s ability to benefit from the NSU educational program or activities.

Sex discrimination also includes any attempt to unreasonably pressure an unwilling person into a sexual relationship. Northeastern State University stands firm in its mission to encourage a safe and secure learning environment for students, employees, and visitors that are a part of the University community.

What should be reported?

  • Act of discrimination because of gender
  • Repeated unwelcome sexual attention
  • Punitive actions following a refusal to fulfill a sexual based request
  • Sexual violence
  • Sexual exploitation
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Stalking on the basis of sex
  • Gender-based bullying

How to report an incident

Any individual who has experienced, witnessed, or knows about discrimination on the basis of sex is encouraged to seek help and report the incident. Incidents or complaints may be reported online, or by contacting the Title IX Coordinator, or contacting one of the central reporting offices listed.

NSU Title IX Coordinator

Alan Ford
Coordinator of Student Rights and Responsibilities

Administration Building, 209
601 N. Grand Avenue
Tahlequah, OK 74464

NSU Student Affairs Administrative Office

Administration Building, Office 209

Broken Arrow


NSU Human Resources

Administration Building, Office 115

Broken Arrow

NSU Criminal Complaints and Reports

University Police Department
918-444-2468 or dial 9-1-1 for emergency

Violence Prevention Project
Contact Student Affairs

Confidential Resources
Hawk Reach Counseling Services

Additional On and Off-Campus Resources

NEO Health
918-444-2126 (Tahlequah)

Behavioral Health Services
918-207-0078 (24 hours)

Help-In-Crisis (Domestic Violence)
918-456-0673 (Tahlequah)

Crisis Line for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
888-372-9400 (Broken Arrow)

VA Muskogee (Veterans Services)
1-800-827-1000 or www.vba.va.gov


All incident reports, and investigations, are confidential. Reported incidents are treated with the strictest discretion, as long as it does not interfere with the University’s duty to investigate claims of sexual misconduct. Information is only revealed as law and policy permit.

Circulating information about supposed sex discrimination or retaliation is strictly prohibited and may be considered a violation of NSU policy and Student Conduct Code.

Need more information?

For more specific material concerning Northeastern State University’s Gender-based and Sexual Misconduct discrimination statement(s) visit one of the following: