What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities at federally funded institutions. Title IX protects students, faculty, staff, and visitors to our campus from all forms of sex discrimination.

Here is a short video filmed by the campus Title IX Director, Emily Bell about what Title IX looks like at UA Little Rock. If you have any questions about Title IX, call 501-916-5716 or email titleix@ualr.edu!

Title IX Talks: Title IX at UA Little Rock, October 2022

Uploaded by UA Little Rock Title IX on 2022-10-06.

Under Title IX, you have the right to:

  • Work and learn in an environment free from discrimination
  • File a report, when you are ready, to the Title IX office
  • Seek accommodations (in and outside of the classroom)
  • File a report with the University Police or local law enforcement
  • Obtain a “no-contact” order
  • Receive confidential counseling

What Constitutes Harassment (Sexual Misconduct)?

  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dating Violence
  • Stalking

See the UA Little Rock Title IX Policy for full definitions.

Title IX Coordinator

The UA Little Rock Title IX Coordinator is Emily Bell, who is located in the University Services Building. She may be contacted from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday by phone at 501-916-5716 or by email at edbell@ualr.edu. The Title IX Coordinator can assist with a variety of interim measures including no-contact orders, academic support, and housing accommodations.

Filing A Report

You are not required to file a report immediately after being subjected to sexual misconduct, and there is no statute of limitations on filing a Title IX Incident Report. Employees or students of the university who believe they have been subjected to sexual misconduct are encouraged to use the incident report form and review UA Little Rock’s Title IX Policy for Complaints of Sexual Assault and Other Forms of Sexual Harassment for the university’s grievance procedures.

  • Once a report is received, the Title IX Coordinator will contact those named in the report.
  • Reports and Complaints can be resolved formally or informally.
  • Supportive Measures will be offered.

Find Confidential Support

Anyone who feels that they have been the victim of prohibited, sexual misconduct but does not wish to file a formal complaint can still find help. Resources are available even if an individual chooses not to file a formal complaint to law enforcement or the university.

Confidential Reporters are required to provide general non-identifying information as required to comply with the Clery Act, and must report to the Title IX Coordinator any type of sex-based incident made known to them, but may not include any information that would violate that person’s expectation of privacy. Members of the clergy, chaplains, and off-campus rape crisis center staff can maintain confidentiality. Exceptions to confidentiality/privacy include reports of child abuse, abuse, or neglect of disabled or elderly persons, and when a party poses an imminent danger to themselves or others.

Confidential Resources for UA Little Rock Students

  • Counseling Services, SSC 118, 501-916-3185
  • Health Services, DSC 102, 501-916-3188

Confidential Resources for UA Little Rock Employees

  • Employee Assistance Program, 501-686-2588
  • Health Services, DSC 102, 501-916-3188