Policies and Definitions
This regulation establishes system wide standards for the receipt and processing of complaints, appeals, or reports (“complaints”) of discrimination, harassment and/or related retaliation based on a protected class (“discrimination”), including complaints made by employees, students and/or third parties.
This rule provides Tarleton guidance in complying with local, state and federal civil rights laws and regulations. This rule applies to complaints and/or appeals by faculty, administrators, staff, students and/or third parties alleging illegal discrimination, sexual harassment and/or related retaliation.
The University will take reasonable action to protect the complainant, the respondent, and those providing witness statements on behalf of either party or supporting either party from retaliation. Additionally, these individuals are encouraged to report to designated officials any acts of retaliation. Retaliation may occur at any time during or following an investigation of a sexual harassment complaint (i.e., sexual assault, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking). Instances of retaliation can be investigated and may result in further conduct charges. If the retaliation results in a fear for your safety, please make a report with the appropriate law enforcement agency.
Individuals seeking information about sanctioning of students should consult the Student Sanctioning Matrix. Information about employee sanctions may be found in Model Sanctioning Matrix for Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Violations by Students in The Texas A&M University System.