In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Texas A&M System Policy 08.01.01 and TEEX Rule 08.01.01.N1, discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of sex is prohibited. TEEX does not tolerate acts of discrimination, harassment or retaliation based on a protected class. The TEEX Office of Human Resources with Strategic and Education Services are committed to protecting equal access to programs, activities, and services by supporting the Texas A&M System’s commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion.
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 training participants, staff and visitors to our campuses from all forms of sex discrimination.
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination and is prohibited under Title IX. Unwelcome conduct on the basis of sex (of a sexual nature or otherwise): 1) by an employee who conditions the provision of an aid, benefit, or service on an individual’s participation in that unwelcome sexual conduct; 2) determined by a reasonable person to be so severe and pervasive and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to education, programs or activities; 3) sexual assault or dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking based on sex.
The following are examples of types of conduct that may constitute sexual harassment:
- Inappropriate touching, patting, or hugging
- Nonconsensual sexual activity
- Invasion of sexual privacy
- Obscene phone calls, texts, emails, photographs, or gestures
Who and What Does Title IX Apply?
Title IX applies to all members of the educational community (students/training participants, faculty, and staff) and applies to all academic, extra-curricular, athletic, and other programs of a school or agency. This includes all the operations of the school/agency, including employment.
Policies and Definitions
Privacy of Information
The Agency is committed to protecting the privacy of reporting parties, complainants, and respondents to the extend allowed by law. Given the sensitive nature of reports, information will be maintained in a secure manner and will only be disclosed to agency officials who are responsible for handling the agency’s response and/or have a legitimate educational interest.
According to Texas A&M System Regulation 08.01.01 and Texas State Law, all employees (except for confidential employees) who experience, observe, or become aware of alleged discrimination, harassment, or related retaliation must promptly report the incident(s) to the Designated Official at TEEX:
Complaints against students: Aline Lovings, Title IX Coordinator (979) 458-6057
Complaints against employees: Brian Payne, Human Resources Officer (979) 431-4953