Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) provides equal opportunity to all employees, students, applicants for employment, and the public regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. TAMIU will promptly, impartially, and thoroughly investigate all complaints of illegal discrimination, sexual harassment, and related retaliation in accordance with applicable federal and state laws, Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) Policy 08.01, Civil Rights Protections and Compliance, TAMUS Regulation 08.01.01, Civil Rights Compliance, and TAMIU rules and/or procedures.
Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination based on sex. It is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature that are 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 non-consensual sexual contact, sexual violence, rape, sexual assault, sexual exploitation as well as stalking, dating violence, and domestic violence when based on sex.
Any member of the campus community or public who witnesses, is subjected to, or is informed about incidents of illegal discrimination, sexual harassment, and/or related retaliation involving faculty, staff, or students should contact the University’s Title IX Coordinator: Lorissa M. Cortez, 5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, TX 78041, Killam Library, Room 159B, (956) 326-2857, TitleIX@tamiu.edu. Anonymous Title IX reports can be made via TAMIU’s online reporting system called Report It. All Title IX complaints can also be filed with the Office of Civil Rights (Dallas Office), U.S. Department of Education, 1999 Bryan Street, Suite 1620, Dallas, TX 75201-6810, Phone: (214) 661-9600.
Inquiries regarding equal opportunity, disability services, or diversity should be directed to the University’s Director of Equal Opportunity and Diversity: Lorissa M. Cortez, 5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, TX 78041, Killam Library, Room 159B, (956) 326-2857, firstname.lastname@example.org.
TAMUS Policy 08.01, Civil Rights Protections and Compliance
TAMUS Regulation 08.01.01, Civil Rights Compliance
TAMUS Regulation 32.01.01, Complaint and Appeal Procedures for Faculty Members
TAMUS Regulation 32.01.02, Complaint and Appeal Process for Nonfaculty Employees
University Rule 32.01.02.L1, Complaint and Appeal Process for Non-Faculty Employees
University Rule 08.01.01.L1, Civil Rights Complaint and Appeal Process