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Policies and Definitions

Policies

Texas A&M System Policy No. 08.01, Civil Rights Protections and Compliance

This policy outlines the civil rights protections provided by the system to employees, students, applicants for employment and admission, and the public, and sets forth procedures and responsibilities for compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Texas A&M System Regulation No. 08.01.01, Civil Rights Compliance

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.

Tarleton State University Rule No. 08.01.01.T1, Civil Rights Compliance

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.

Definitions

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.

Sanctions

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.