Notice of Nondiscrimination and Abuse
WARNING: The following notice may contain culturally sensitive or offensive content.
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.
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
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.
- The Title IX Coordinator:
For reporting incidents or making inquiries regarding discrimination based on sex, you may also contact Margaret (Peggy) Zapalac, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com, 338A TAMUQ Engineering Building, Doha, Qatar. See the ADA Website http://urc.tamu.edu/ada/.
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 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
- System Policy 08.01, Civil Rights Protections and Compliance
- System Regulation 08.01.01, Civil Rights Compliance
- University Rule 08.01.01.M1, Civil Rights Compliance
- University SAP 08.01.01.M1.01, Investigation and Resolution of Complaints Against Non-Faculty Employees and Unrelated Third Parties for Illegal Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, or Related Retaliation Charges
- University SAP 08.01.01.M1.02, Investigation and Resolution of Complaints Against Faculty Members for Illegal Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, or Related Retaliation Charges
- Student Rule Sect. 24, Student Conduct Code
- Student Rule Sect. 26, Student Conduct Proceedings
- Student Rule Sect. 31, Racial and Ethnic Harassment
- Student Rule Sect. 45, Discrimination and Discrimination Appeals
- Student Rule Sect. 46, Disability Accommodations in Academic Programs
- Student Rule Sect. 47, Investigation and Resolution of Complaints Against Texas A&M Students for Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking and Related Retaliation (SSDDSR)
- Student Rule 10, Sect. 10.5, Grading (pregnancy)
- Student Rule 7, Sect. 7. 1.10, Attendance (pregnancy)
- Faculty Handbook – Office of the Dean of Faculties: Discrimination and Bias reporting, EEO and Affirmative Action Statement, and Sexual Harassment Policies