Policy 1445 – Title IX Coordinator

Revision Date: 03/01/2013

Last Review:  09/06/2019

Original Effective Date: 3/19/2008

Responsible Office: Office of the President

Reference: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972


Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination based on gender in educational programs which receive federal financial assistance. Athletics are one component of Title IX. Other programs and activities which may be included are: recruitment, admissions, financial aid, and scholarships; course offerings and access; hiring and retention; and, benefits and leave. Title IX also protects students and employees, both male and female, from unlawful sexual harassment, including sexual violence, in school programs and activities.

In compliance with Title IX, Louisiana Tech University prohibits discrimination in employment as well as in all programs and activities on the basis of sex.


Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 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…”


The Title IX Coordinator monitors compliance with the regulations of this law. Individuals with questions or concerns about Title IX, and/or those who wish to file a complaint of non-compliance, may contact the University’s Title IX Coordinator:

Mortissa D. Harvey
Director of Title IX Compliance
President’s Office, Wyly Tower 1536
Louisiana Tech University
P.O. Box 3168
Ruston, LA 71272
Phone: 318.257.5911
Email: mharvey@latech.edu

The Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics is:

Mary Kay Hungate
Athletics Department
P.O. Box 3046
Ruston, LA 71272
Phone: 318.257.5654
Fax: 318.257.4437
Email: mhungate@latech.edu

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is the division of the federal government charged with enforcing compliance with Title IX. Information regarding OCR can be found at: www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html .