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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.


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)