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Notice of Nondiscrimination and Abuse

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Texas A&M University provides equal opportunity to all employees, students, applicants for employment or admission, and the public regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Texas A&M University will promptly investigate all complaints of illegal discrimination, sexual harassment, and related retaliation in accordance with applicable U. S. federal and State of Texas laws.

Reporting Responsibilities

Any employee who experiences, observes, or becomes aware of illegal discrimination, sexual harassment, and/or related retaliation must promptly report the incident(s).  A student and third party should also promptly report the incident(s).

Only certain employees may keep reports of violations confidential: licensed health care personnel and licensed counselors when acting in this capacity as part of their official employment.  All other employees informed of possible illegal discrimination, sexual harassment, and related retaliation should advise the reporter that they cannot keep the information confidential and are required to report it.  The employees should inform the reporter where confidential guidance can be obtained.

Confidential Reporting Option

For confidential reporting, a student can contact a licensed counselor in Student Affairs at +974.4423.0136.  A staff or faculty member can contact a licensed counselor in the TAMU Employee Assistance Program at +1.979.845.3711. To the extent possible, the university will protect the privacy of parties to the report within the context of the university’s duty to provide a safe and nondiscriminatory work and educational environment.

Where to Report an Incident

Designated Officials:

Students, faculty, staff, third parties, and applicants for employment or admission should report incident(s) to the appropriate Designated Official below who handles alleged violations committed by students, faculty, staff, and third parties.

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  • The Title IX Coordinator:

For reporting incidents or making inquiries regarding discrimination based on sex, you may also contact Lori Williams, TAMU Title IX Coordinator at +1.979.845.0977, TitleIX.Coordinator@tamu.edu, 750 Agronomy Road. Suite 2101, College Station, TX 77843 or the TAMUQ Title IX Contact +974.4423.0472, rosalie@tamu.edu, 253L TAMUQ Engineering Building, Doha, Qatar.  See the Title IX Website http://urc.tamu.edu/title-ix/.

  • The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator:

For reporting incidents or making inquiries regarding discrimination based on disability, you also may contact Peggy Zapalac, TAMU ADA Coordinator at +1.979.845.8116, ADA.Coordinator@tamu.edu, 750 Agronomy Road. Suite 2101, College Station, TX 77843 or Jeannie Laird, TAMUQ ADA Contact at +974.4423.0049, jeannie.laird@qatar.tamu.edu, 338A TAMUQ Engineering Building, Doha, Qatar.   See the ADA Website http://urc.tamu.edu/ada/.

  • Supervisors:

Employees may also report incidents to their supervisor (if that person is not the alleged offender).

  • Federal Agencies:

Inquiries or complaints about discrimination also may be directed to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (+1.800.669.4000) or to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (+1.214.661.9600).

  • Texas A&M System Hotline:

The Risk, Fraud & Misconduct Hotline at +1.888.501.3850 or https://secure.ethicspoint.com/domain/media/en/gui/19681/index.html

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal, nonverbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment 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.  Sexual harassment includes sexual violence, sexual assault, non-consensual sexual contact, sexual exploitation, and sex-based dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.

Reporting Abuse or Neglect

Texas state law requires all persons having cause to believe that a child’s physical or mental health or welfare has been adversely affected by abuse or neglect to immediately make a report (even if the belief is premised upon incomplete or dated information) to any local law enforcement agency.

For Emergencies: Call 9-9-9

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