What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities at federally funded institutions. Title IX protects students, faculty, staff, and visitors to our campus from all forms of sex discrimination.
As outlined in Texas A&M System Policy 08.01.01, Texas A&M University does not tolerate acts of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation based on a protected class. The Department of Civil Rights and Equity Investigations is committed to protecting equal access to University programs, activities, and services by conducting fair, equitable, and thorough investigations and by supporting Texas A&M’s commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion.
What is Prohibited Conduct?
Prohibited Conduct is a phrase used to describe illegal discrimination or harassment based on another person’s protected characteristics or statuses. Retaliating against someone who reports prohibited conduct or participates in an investigation of prohibited conduct is also included in the definition.
Office of Civil Rights and Equity Investigations
The Department of Civil Rights and Equity Investigations (CREI) is charged with the investigation and resolution of alleged violations of Texas A&M University civil rights policies, including Title IX.
This includes instances of sex-based discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence) and related retaliation when this conduct is so severe, persistent or pervasive that it explicitly or implicitly affects an individual’s employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work or educational performance, or creates an intimidating or hostile work or educational environment.
Conduct which is not severe, persistent or pervasive may still be a violation of other University policies, and when appropriate, CREI will partner with other University entities to address such conduct.
Allegations of civil rights violations against faculty, staff, guests, and unknown parties is currently handled by CREI. Allegations of civil rights violations against students will be handled by CREI effective June 1, 2019.
Applicable Rules and Standard Administrative Procedures (SAPs)
- 08.01, Civil Rights Protections and Compliance
- 08.01.01, Civil Rights Compliance
- 08.01.01.M1, Prohibited Conduct: Discrimination, Harassment, Complicity, and Related Retaliation
- 08.01.01.M1.01, Investigation and Resolution of Complaints Against Students, Employees, and Third Parties for Discrimination, Harassment, Complicity, or Related Retaliation
- 08.01.02 Civil Rights Protections for Individuals with Disabilities
- 08.01.02.M0.02, Service Animals, Emotional Support Animals, and Other Animals on Campus
- Student Rule 10.6, Grading Related to Pregnancy
- University SAP 08.01.01.M1.02, Investigation and Resolution of Complaints Against Faculty Members for Illegal Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, or Related Retaliation Charges
Climate Surveys will be available for review later in the summer of 2019.
Statistics will be available later in the summer of 2019.