TAMUG Title IX - Sexual Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault & Violence

“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…”
(20 U.S.C. Section 1681)

Notice of Nondiscrimination and Abuse

Texas A&M University at Galveston provides equal opportunity to all employees, students, applicants for employment or admission, and the public regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.  Texas A&M University at Galveston will promptly investigate all complaints of illegal discrimination, sexual harassment, and related retaliation in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.  

Reporting Responsibilities

Any employee who experiences, observes, or becomes aware of illegal discrimination, sexual harassment, and/or related retaliation must promptly report the incident(s).  A student and third party should also promptly report the incident(s). 

Only certain employees may keep reports of violations confidential: licensed health care personnel and licensed counselors when acting in this capacity as part of their official employment.  All other employees informed of possible illegal discrimination, sexual harassment, and related retaliation should advise the reporter that they cannot keep the information confidential and are required to report it.  The employees should inform the reporter where confidential guidance can be obtained. 

Confidential Reporting Option 

For confidential reporting, a student can contact a licensed counselor in the Office of Student Counseling by visiting the Seibel Student Services Center (Building #3030), Suite #104; calling (409) 740-4736; or contacting one of the individuals listed below directly.  A staff or faculty member can contact a licensed counselor in the Deer Oaks EAP Services at (888) 993-7650.  To the extent possible, the university will protect the privacy of parties to the report within the context of the university’s duty to provide a safe and nondiscriminatory work and educational environment.


  • Ken Bailey, MA, Director of Counseling and Career Services, (409) 740-4725, baileyk@tamug.edu
  • Daisey McCloud, Associate Director of Counseling and Career Services, (409) 740-4537, mccloudd@tamug.edu

Where to Report an Incident

Designated Officials:

Students, faculty, staff, third parties, and applicants for employment or admission should report incident(s) to the appropriate Designated Official below who handles alleged violations committed by students, faculty, staff, and third parties. 

If the alleged offender is a:



Staff or Third Party

Then the official contact is:

Dr. Todd Sutherland
Assistant VP of Student Affairs
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Seibel Student Services Center #101G
Galveston, TX 77553
(409) 740-4598

Dr. Blanca Lupiani
Executive Associate  Dean of Faculties
Texas A&M University
108 YMCA Building
College Station, TX 77843
(979) 845-4274

Mr. Jeff Boyer
Executive Director of HR & Title IX Campus Coordinator
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Powell Marine Engineering Complex #123
Galveston, TX 77553
(409) 740-4503


  • Texas A&M University (Main Campus) Title IX Coordinator:

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits the University from discriminating on the basis of sex in its educational programs or activities.  For reporting incidents or making inquiries regarding discrimination based on sex, you may also contact Jennifer Smith, TAMU Title IX Coordinator at (979) 845-0977 or TitleIX.Coordinator@tamu.edu.  The office address is 750 Agronomy Road, Suite 2101, College Station, TX 77843.   See the TAMU Title IX Website http://urc.tamu.edu/title-ix/.

  • Texas A&M University at Galveston Title IX Campus Coordinator:

For reporting incidents or making inquiries regarding discrimination based on sex, you may also contact Jeff Boyer, TAMUG Title IX Campus Coordinator at (409) 740-4503 or at TitleIXCoordinator@tamug.eduThe office address is 200 Seawolf Parkway, Powell Marine Engineering Complex (Building #3027), Suite 123, Galveston, TX 77554.  See the TAMUG Title IX Website http://www.tamug.edu/hrd/Title%20IX.html.

  • The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator:

For reporting incidents, requesting accommodations, or inquiring about discrimination based on disability, you may contact Jeff Boyer, TAMUG ADA Coordinator at (409) 740-4503 or boyerj@tamug.eduThe office address is 200 Seawolf Parkway, Powell Marine Engineering Complex (Building #3027) Suite 123, Galveston, TX 77554. 

  • Supervisors:

Employees may also report incidents to their supervisor.

  • Federal Agencies:

Inquiries or complaints about discrimination may also be directed to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at (800) 669-4000 or to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights at (214) 661-9600.

  • Texas A&M System Hotline (anonymous reporting option available):

The Risk, Fraud & Misconduct Hotline at (888) 501-3850 or online reporting at https://secure.ethicspoint.com/domain/media/en/gui/19681/index.html

  • Texas A&M University at Galveston CARE Team (anonymous reporting option available):

“Tell Somebody” online reporting at http://www.tamug.edu/care/Tell_Somebody.html

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal, nonverbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when this conduct is so severe, persistent or pervasive that it explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual's work or educational performance, or creates an intimidating or hostile work or educational environment.  Sexual harassment includes sexual violence, sexual assault, non-consensual sexual contact, sexual exploitation, and sex-based dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.

Reporting Abuse or Neglect

State law requires all persons having cause to believe that a child’s physical or mental health or welfare has been adversely affected by abuse or neglect to immediately make a report (even if the belief is premised upon incomplete or dated information) to: any local or state law enforcement agency; the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS); the state agency that operates, licenses, certifies, or registers the facility in which the alleged abuse or neglect occurred; or the agency designated by the court to be responsible for the protection of children.  Further, all persons having cause to believe that an individual 65 years or older or a disabled person 18 years of age or older is in the state of abuse, neglect, or exploitation are required to notify the DFPS.

  • To report abuse or neglect to DFPS contact:

The Texas Abuse Hotline at (800) 252-5400 or http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Contact_Us/report_abuse.asp

  • For emergencies:

Call 9-1-1 or local law enforcement:

Texas A&M University at Galveston Police Department (409) 740-4545                   
Galveston Police Department (409) 765-3702
Galveston County Sheriff’s Office (409) 766-2300