TITLE IX EXPLAINED

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NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

Sam Houston State University complies with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs or activities; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), which prohibits sex discrimination in employment; and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act. Sexual misconduct, as defined in the University’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, constitutes a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX and Title VII.

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TITLE IX COMPLAINTS AND INVESTIGATIONS

A campus Title IX investigation is different from any law enforcement investigation. Our Title IX Coordinator and other supporters can help you decide the best course of action for you by describing our available options.

  • You can tell someone on campus about a Title IX complaint and proceed with the investigative process if required. Plus, if you choose, you can file a police report. It’s completely up to you.
  • If a case of alleged sexual harassment or sexual violence occurs, Sam Houston State University will promptly and equitably investigate under Title IX to determine what occurred. We also take appropriate steps to resolve the situation and ensure that it is never repeated
  • We’ll investigate Title IX complaints in a prompt, fair and impartial manner
  • We’ll take steps to prevent the recurrence of any harassment and to correct its discriminatory effects on the complainant and others, if appropriate
  • Both parties can present witnesses and other evidence
  • The time frame for a grievance investigation will typically take up to 60 days, unless it’s particularly complicated
  • Complainant and Respondent will be notified of the outcome of the complaint
  • (See Sexual Misconduct Policy HERE)

 

REPORT AN INCIDENT

If you or someone you know has been subjected to sexual assault, sexual violence, or any other form of sex-discrimination under Title IX, you may report such misconduct or file a formal complaint with the Title IX Coordinator:

Jeanine Bias Nelson
Phone: (936) 294-3080
Email: jbias@shsu.edu
Office: Student Affairs Annex

CLICK HERE TO REPORT ONLINE

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TITLE IX LITERATURE

Know Your IX Rights 
Sexual Misconduct Policy
Complainant & Respondant Rights
Notice of Non-Discrimination
Title IX Brochure
Reporting Brochure
Bystander Brochure
Parent Brochure
Title IX Contacts
University Resources
Walker County Resources

 

RELATED LINKS

Counseling Center 
Health Center
University Police 
Dean of Students Office
Human Resources 


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