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The Department of Civil Rights and Equity Investigations (CREI) is charged with the investigation and resolution of alleged violations of Texas A&M University’s civil rights policies, including Title IX.
Anyone who feels they have been the victim of prohibited conduct is encouraged to bring it to the attention of the University’s Title IX Coordinator. She is empowered to provide supportive remedies and academic adjustments to all individuals involved in these situations and to protect the safety of the campus community through these measures. You can also request a formal investigation or an informal resolution of your complaint by filing a report with the Title IX Coordinator.
CREI is the designated Title IX Office for the following Texas A&M University System agencies: Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, Texas A&M Forest Service, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, and Texas Division of Emergency Management.
Resources, Rights and Options for
Covered Texas A&M System Agencies
(AgriLife Research, AgriLife Extension, TVMDL, TFS, TEES, TDEM)
A Title IX complainant is a person who has allegedly experienced sex or gender based discrimination, harassment, or related retaliation.
A Title IX respondent is a person who is alleged to have committed sex-based discrimination, harassment, or related retaliation, or to have acted in complicity with another who has.
Contact CREI Case Managers at Case Managers
Even if you choose not to report the incident to the University or to law enforcement, you are encouraged to take steps to preserve evidence. This will ensure that evidence is available if you later decide to proceed with a criminal or university investigation.
- Do not shower, bathe, douche, and/or brush your teeth or hair.
- Seek treatment at a local hospital emergency room as soon as possible.
- Immediately notify medical staff if you believe drugs or alcohol were involved. Medical staff are specially trained to collect evidence and perform tests, including tests that can provide important evidence if drugs or alcohol were involved.
- Save any clothing you were wearing at the time of the assault in a paper bag.
- Make every effort to save anything that might contain DNA. Do not clean up or move anything that might have been touched.
- Write down as much as you can remember about the circumstances, including a description of the other party.
- Save any electronic communications with the assailant or relevant to the incident (voicemails, emails, text messages, social media messages or posts, etc.).
Help is Always Available
Whether an incident occurred recently or in the past, help is still available. Resources are available even if an individual chooses not to file a formal complaint to law enforcement or the university.