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Discrimination and Harassment Complaints

The Office of Equity and Access at Texas State University is responsible for the overseeing and enforcing of the University's equal opportunity policies and for investigating discrimination, harassment and retaliation complaints.

Texas State prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of their race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans' status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Additionally, Texas State prohibits retaliation against a person who files a harassment or discrimination complaint, or who assists or participates in the investigation of a report.

To read our policy regarding the prohibition of sexual harassment, click here.

To read our policy regarding the prohibition of discrimination or harassment based on race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or sexual orientation, click here.

To access the complaint form, click here.

Employee and Supervisor Responsibilities
Employees of the University are required to comply with policies that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Administrators and supervisors who, in good faith, become aware of or suspect discrimination, harassment, or retaliation policy violations are responsible for reporting them to their supervisors and to the Office of Equity and Access immediately.

Where to Report Discrimination/Harassment - Faculty, Staff, & Visitors
Faculty, staff, and guests of the University may report suspected violations of the University's discrimination and harassment policies; including sexual harassment and retaliation by faculty, staff, contractors and students; to the Office of Equity and Access.

 Where to Report Discrimination/Harassment - Students
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. Students who believe they have been harassed or discriminated against by other students or student organizations should report their concerns to the Dean of Students.

 How to Report
A report of suspected discrimination, harassment, or retaliation may be made in person in the Office of Equity and Access or one of the other offices mentioned above, or by forwarding a complaint form 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.

Contact Information

Office of Equity and Access
Texas State University
601 University Drive
J. C. Kellam 840
San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone: 512.245.2539
Fax: 512.245.7616
Email: equityaccess@txstate.edu
 
For TTY access, we currently use Relay Texas (RT). The service is free of charge and the RT operator functions as an interpreter during your phone conversation.
 
Relay service for the hearing impaired 1-800-735-2988
 
Voice 1-800-735-2988
 
For more information, click here.