Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance.



Sexual harassment may constitute a form of sex-based discrimination prohibited by Title IX. It is important to understand the definition of sexual harassment includes sexual violence. Stephens College does not tolerate sex- or gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment or sexual violence of any kind.

For more information, view Stephens College’s Sex- and Gender-based Discrimination and Harassment Policy.

Offenses of Stephens’ Sex- and Gender-based Discrimination and Harassment Policy include, but are not limited to:

  • Sex- or gender-based discrimination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Non-consensual sexual intercourse 
  • Non-consensual sexual contact
  • Sexual exploitation
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Stalking


Our Commitment

The Title IX office continually strives to maintain and strengthen a climate that fosters civility, mutual respect and inclusivity for all of our community members. Our primary concern is your safety and well-being, and we are committed to following up on all reports of sexual offenses experienced by our community members.

If there is an immediate crisis, call 911 or Campus Security Emergency at (573) 876-7299.

For all other concerns, call the Title IX office at (573) 876-7250 or Ext. 4250.

Office of Title IX

Shannon Walls,
Title IX Coordinator
(573) 876-7250 or Ext. 4250 [email protected] Student Development Suite in Stamper Commons Report an Incident

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