Below is an annual basis summary data of the number of incidents of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking reported by SHSU employees for reporting Period September 1, 2020 – August 31, 2021.
“Number of confidential reports” is a sub-set of the total number of reports that were received under Section 51.252, by a confidential employee or office (e.g., Counseling Center, Student Health Center, Victim Advocate for Students, or Student Ombuds).
|Number of investigations conducted under Section 51.252||4|
|Disposition of any disciplinary processes for reports under Section 51.252||
|Number of reports under Section 51.252 for which the institution determined not to initiate a disciplinary process||83||Total Reports||87|
“Disposition” means “final result under the institution’s disciplinary process” as defined in the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s (THECB) rules for TEC, Section 51.259 [See 19 Texas Administrative Code, Section 3.6(3) (2019)]; therefore, pending disciplinary processes will not be listed until the final result is rendered.
No Findings of a Policy Violation
This section refers to instances where there is no finding of responsibility after a hearing or an appeal process; investigations completed with a preponderance of evidence not met are excluded, because it would not have moved forward into a disciplinary process.
The institution may have determined “not to initiate a disciplinary process.”
The reasons for not initiating a discipline process can include, but are not limited to: case dismissal; insufficient information to investigate; confidential employee reporting (no identifiable information); the respondent’s identity was unknown or not reported; the respondent was not university-affiliated; the complainant requested the institution not investigate the report; informal resolution was completed; investigation is ongoing; or investigation was completed with a preponderance of evidence not met.
Failures to Report
|Any disciplinary action taken, regarding failure to report or false reports to the institution under Section 51.255(c)||0|
|Any disciplinary action taken, regarding failure to report or false reports to the institution under Section 51.255(c)||
When identifiable, duplicate reports were consolidated and counted as one report in the summary data, and confidential employee reporting is noted as a sub-set to the total number of reports received.
Reports made by students and all other non-employees (including incidents under 3.5(d)(3)) are excluded. Additionally, if a Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinator determines that the type of incident described in a report, as alleged, does not constitute “sexual harassment,” “sexual assault,” “dating violence,” or “stalking” as defined in the TEC, Section 51.251, the report is excluded. It is the responsibility of the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator to assess each report received and determine whether it is properly included in this report, and if so, to correctly identify the type of incident.
For more information about reporting and publishing requirements, reference the Texas Education Code Section 51.253.
For more information related to grievance process, reference the Texas Education Code Section 51.252