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Discrimination Complaints

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I feel like I have been discriminated against/harassed according to the Texas State University System Sexual Misconduct Policy and UPPS 04.04.46. What do I do?

Write down the details - who, when, where, what was said or done, any witnesses, etc. Be as specific as possible. Report discrimination/harassment to the Office of Equity and Access (5-2539) or another University official. A formal complaint form is posted as an attachment to both the Texas State University System Sexual Misconduct Policy and 04.04.46.


Where can I report discrimination or harassment claims by a faculty or staff member if I am a student?

Students who believe they have experienced discrimination, harassment, or retaliation by faculty, staff, or contractors should report their concerns to the Office of Equity and Access.


How would I report a discrimination or harassment claim to the Office of Equity and Access?

A report of suspected discrimination, harassment, or retaliation may be made in person or a complaint form may be turned in to the Office of Equity and Access. All reports will be reviewed by the Office of Equity and Access to determine whether an investigation is warranted.


Where can I find a complaint form?

Complaint forms are located on the Equity and Access website or you can access one by clicking here.


What constitutes as Sexual Harassment?

Any behavior which is sufficiently offensive, severe, or pervasive, that may include:

 a.    intentional and unwelcome touching of a sexual nature;

 b.    explicit or implicit propositions to engage in sexual activity;

 c.    gratuitous comments of a sexual nature such as explicit statements, questions, jokes, anecdotes or remarks of a sexual nature about a person's clothing or body;

 d.    remarks about sexual activities or speculation about sexual experiences;

 e.    exposure to gratuitous sexually suggestive visual displays such as photographs, graffiti, posters, calendars, or other materials;

 f.     deliberate physical interference with or restriction of an individual's movements;

 g.    persistent, unwanted sexual or romantic attention;

 h.    subtle or overt pressure for sexual favors; or

 i.      deliberate, repeated humiliation or intimidation that is sexual in nature.