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. 

Ms. Daisey McCloud, Director of Counseling Services, (409) 740-4537, mccloudd@tamug.edu

Mr. Ken Bailey, MA, Director of Career Services, (409) 740-4725, baileyk@tamug.edu

Mr. Byron Banks, Professional Counselor, (409) 740-4739, bkbanks@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. 

 

Complaints against students, contact:

Complaints against employees or third parties, contact:

Any complaint can be reported to the TAMU Title IX Coordinator:

Dr. Anne Reber
Dean of Student Life

White Creek Student Life 3

(Bldg #0072) Rm 101

College Station, TX 77843-1257

(979) 845-3111
studentlife@tamu.edu

Website http://studentlife.tamu.edu

Mr. Kevin McGinnis

Chief Compliance Officer

Jack K. Williams Administration Bldg.

400 Bizzell Street, Suite 302
College Station, TX 77840-1243

(979) 458-8407

civilrightsreporting@tamu.edu

Website

https://urc.tamu.edu/

Ms. Jennifer M. Smith

Title IX Coordinator

General Services Complex

750 Agronomy Road, Suite 2101  College Station, TX 77843-1280

(979) 845-0977

TitleIX.Coordinator@tamu.edu 

Website https://urc.tamu.edu/title-ix/

  • Local Campus Contacts:

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

Employees or Third Parties - Mr. Jeff Boyer, Executive Director of Human Resources, Texas A&M University at Galveston, Aggie Special Events Center #115E, Galveston, TX 77553 at (409) 740-4503 or TitleIXCoordinator@tamug.edu

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

For reporting incidents or making inquiries regarding discrimination based on sex, you also may contact Jeff Boyer, TAMUG Title IX Campus Coordinator at (409) 740-4503 or TitleIXCoordinator@tamug.edu. The office address is 200 Seawolf Parkway, Aggie Special Events Center (Building #3035) Suite 115, Galveston, TX 77554. See the TAMUG Title IX Website at https://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.edu.  The office address is 200 Seawolf Parkway, Aggie Special Events Center #115E, Galveston, TX 77553, 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 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 or 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, educational, or campus living environment. Unwelcome means that an individual did not request or invite it and considers the conduct to be undesirable or offensive. Submission to the conduct or failure to complain does not always mean that the conduct was welcome. Sexual harassment may be quid pro quo (“this for that”) or may constitute a hostile environment. Sexual harassment includes non-consensual sexual contact, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, stalking, dating violence, and domestic violence when based on sex.

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