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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…”
(20 U.S.C. Section 1681)

University Notice of Nondiscrimination and Abuse


Reporting Violations or Making Inquiries Regarding Equal Opportunity and Non-discrimination (including sexual harassment)
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, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetic information or veteran status. Texas A&M University at Galveston will promptly investigate all complaints of discrimination, sexual harassment, and related retaliation in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. Further, Texas A&M University at Galveston will strive to maintain a work and educational environment free from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.

Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination based on sex. It is defined as unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, which includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual violence, which includes rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual coercion, and sexual exploitation, is a form of sexual harassment.

Any Texas A&M University at Galveston employee who witnesses, is subjected to, or is informed about incidents of discrimination, sexual harassment, and/or related retaliation is required to report the incident to one of the Designated Officials listed below who investigates alleged violations perpetrated by students, faculty, staff, and visitors.  All other members of the campus community or public are strongly encouraged to report any such incidents.

If you have questions or need support, please contact the Office of the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs (students), the Office of the Dean of Faculties (faculty members), or the Office of Human Resources (staff and visitors) as indicated below.

Reporting Abuse or Neglect
The safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors is a top priority at Texas A&M University at Galveston.  State law requires all persons having cause to believe that an elderly or disabled person is in the state of abuse, neglect, or exploitation, report this information immediately.

The law also imposes strict requirements for “professionals,” which is defined as an individual who is licensed or certified by the state or who is an employee of a facility licensed, certified, or operated by the state and who, in the normal course of official duties or duties for which a license or certification is required, has direct contact with children. The term includes teachers, nurses, doctors, day-care employees, employees of a clinic or health care facility that provides reproductive services, juvenile probation officers, and juvenile detention or correctional officers. If a “professional” has cause to believe that a child has been abused or neglected, the professional is required to make a report not later than 48 hours after learning of the abuse or neglect. A professional may not delegate to or rely on another person to make the report.

Finally, 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 to law enforcement, even if the belief is premised upon incomplete or dated information.

For emergencies call 9-1-1, the University Police Department (409-740-4545), or any local law enforcement agency including the Galveston Police Department (409-765-3702) or Galveston County Sheriff’s Office (409-766-2300). For non-emergency cases of suspected or ongoing abuse or neglect, call the Texas Abuse Hotline at 1-800-252-5400.


Designated Officials
Regarding discrimination, harassment, abuse, neglect, or exploitation:  Students, faculty, staff, visitors, and applicants for employment or admission should notify the appropriate Designated Official below who investigates alleged violations perpetrated by students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Employees may also notify their supervisor (if that person is not the suspected offender), although they are not required to do so.

  

STUDENTS
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Seibel Student Services Center #101G
Galveston, TX 77553
409-740-4598
sutherlt@tamug.edu

FACULTY
Dean of Faculties and Associate Provost
Texas A&M University
108 YMCA Building
1126 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843
(979) 845-4274
benedik@tamu.edu

STAFF/VISITORS
Executive Director of Human Resources
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Powell Marine Engineering Complex #124
Galveston, TX 77553
409-740-4503
boyerj@tamug.edu

Inquiries about Title IX also may be referred to Charley Clark, Title IX Coordinator for Texas A&M University (979-845-0977 or cbc@tamu.edu) or the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (employees) at 1-800-669-4000, or the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (students) at 214-661-9600.   

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Title IX Frequently Asked Questions TAMU Compliance Page