Reporting an Incident

All TAMIU employees and students are responsible for ensuring their work and educational environments are free from sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and related retaliation. When alleged or suspected sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or related retaliation is experienced by, observed by, or made known to an employee or student, the employee or student is required to promptly report that information.

Reports can be made to a supervisor, the Title IX Coordinator, the Title IX Deputy Coordinator (contact info below), or by emailing TitleIX@tamiu.edu.

Lorissa M. Cortez, Director of Title IX and Civil Rights | Title IX Coordinator
5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, TX 78041
Killam Library Building, Room 159B
Phone: 956.326.2857

Dr. Kevin Lindberg, Associate Professor and Interim Chair | Title IX Deputy Coordinator
5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, TX 78041
Academic Innovation Center, Room 378
Phone: 956.326.2601

Title IX Reports Can Also Be Made To:
Office of Civil Rights (Dallas Office)
U.S. Department of Education
1999 Bryan Street, Suite 1620
Dallas, TX 75201-6810

In an emergency, please dial 326.2911 (campus police) or 911 (LPD).

With regard to criminal acts of sexual violence, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, TAMIU’s Title IX administrative process for responding is different and separate from the criminal process followed by police (University or local police). A victim/survivor is not required to file a report with police but is strongly encouraged to do so. And in addition to or in lieu of filing a report with police, a victim/survivor can file a report with the Title IX Coordinator. Regardless of whether or not a victim/survivor files a report with police, TAMIU is responsible for following up on all Title IX reports received (sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, etc.)

When a Title IX report is filed with the Title IX Coordinator, interim assistance and/or protective measures can be provided at the victim’s/survivor's request or as reasonably available and a trained investigator may be assigned to the case. The investigation and resolution process is prompt, thorough, and impartial for all parties. The standard used to determine the merits of a Title IX report is the preponderance of evidence (i.e., more likely than not that misconduct occurred). Both parties are informed in writing of the outcome and may appeal on limited grounds.

For additional information, see System Regulation 08.01.01, Civil Rights Compliance, TAMIU Rule 08.01.01.L1, Civil Rights Complaint and Appeal Process, and the TAMIU Student Handbook.

Title IX Office
Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library (KLM) 159B
5201 University Boulevard
Laredo, Texas 78041

Email: TitleIX@tamiu.edu
Telephone: 956.326.2857
Facsimile: 956.326.2359