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Discrimination Complaints

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

Texas State prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of 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.

Read our policy regarding the prohibition of discrimination.

Download the discrimination complaint form (PDF) .

Employee and Supervisor Responsibilities

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

Where to Report Discrimination: Students

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

Where to Report Discrimination: Faculty, Staff and Guests

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 Inclusion.

How to Make a Report

A report of suspected discrimination or retaliation may be made in person in the Office of Equity and Inclusion (J.C. Kellam Room 164, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666), or by sending a complaint form to equityaccess@txstate.edu. All reports will be reviewed to determine whether an investigation is warranted.