Sam Houston State University, in accordance with applicable federal and state law (including Title VII and Title IX) and institutional values, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
A person who believes that he or she has been subjected to any type of discrimination should report the incident to the appropriate University official, administrator, or supervisor. Students are encouraged to report such incidents to the Director of Equity and Inclusion or the Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Risk Management. Employees and visitors are encouraged to report to the Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Risk Management. Incidents should be reported as soon as possible after the time of their occurrence. No person is required to report discrimination to the alleged offender. Every attempt should be made to keep the information confidential and restricted to only those who have an absolute need to know. A person who makes a complaint should be advised that principles of fairness and due process may require disclosure to the alleged harasser, who shall be warned against retaliation upon pain of disciplinary action.
Complaints alleging sexual harassment are governed by and investigated under the University’s Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures.