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TWU Policy Prohibits Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment may include any unwelcome sexual advance or request for sexual favor, made by an employee, student, or agent of the University to a student or employee of the University, that substantially interferes with the person’s educational or work performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment. Click here to find TWU’s Harassment Policy.

Examples Include

  • Unwelcome or uninvited sexual comments or innuendo
  • Oral, written, or electronic communications that are sexually explicit in nature
  • Sexually explicit questions, jokes, or anecdotes about gender specific traits
  • Sexually suggestive sounds, gestures, gifts, or visual materials such as magazines, pictures, posters, photos, cartoons, or drawings
  • Direct or indirect threats concerning sexual favors or retaliation because of the refusal to consent to sexual favors
  • Sexual leering, uninvited touching, stroking, or gestures
  • Communication of unsought sexual propositions, requests for dates or lewd remarks or sounds
  • Coerced sexual intercourse
  • Sexual assault or abuse
Fears are often expressed by people who experience unwanted sexual or gender-based behavior. Do not let these fears stop you from seeking help. You have the right to work in a harassment-free work and educational environment. Supervisors are obliged to foster this climate. University policy prohibits retaliation against individuals who raise such concerns.

Take Action

  • Do not delay. Pay attention to cues or comments and address unwanted conduct immediately.
  • Say no. Tell the person that the conduct is unwanted and you want it stopped.
  • Tell someone. Tell your advisor, department chair or supervisor what happened.
  • Keep a record. Keep track of dates, times, places and events to help you present your situation.

Submitting Complaints

Submit sexual harassment complaints to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputies (see below).

Members of the University community who receive a complaint of sexual harassment should convey the complaint to a coordinator or deputy. If you have a question about your reporting responsibility, call Student Life or Human Resources. Please note that we cannot guarantee anonymity or confidentiality.
Student Life
 940.898.3615
Human Resources
 940.898.3555

Help is Available

For confidential support:

Students

Denton Counseling Services
940.898.3801
Dallas Counseling Services
214.689.6655
Houston Counseling Services
713.794.2059

Faculty/Staff

Employee Assistance Program
1.800.343.3822

To report a crime:
TWU Denton Police Department
940.898.2911
TWU Dallas Police Department 
214.689.6666
TWU Houston Police Department 713.794.2222

Other resources

Because sexual harassment is a type of sex discrimination, you may file a complaint of sex discrimination with a federal or state agency:

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Western Region
213.894.3437
TX Department of Health & Human Services 
512.438.4313

TWU Policy Prohibits Harassment

TWU recognizes the human dignity of each member of the TWU community and believes each member has a responsibility to promote respect and dignity for others. The University strives to foster an academic, work, and living environment that is free from harassment. The University’s goal is to provide an environment where students, faculty, and staff can thrive, and that is welcoming, and free of fear.

TWU makes its educational programs and employment opportunities equitably available to students and employees without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, or veteran status. Harassment is a form of discrimination and, therefore, harassment directed toward an individual or group, or experienced by an individual or group, violates this policy.

The sexual harassment policy applies to all TWU operations and programs, including regional campuses. It applies to all university students and employees, including faculty, administrators, staff, and student employees. It also applies to all vendors, contractors, subcontractors, and others who do business with the University. It applies to all visitors or guests on campus to the extent that there is an allegation of harassment made by them against university students or employees.

TWU Policy Prohibits Retaliation

No member of the University community may retaliate. A person who believes that they have been retaliated against by a university employee should contact the Office of Student Life or Human Resources.

TWU Notice of Non-Discrimination

TWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or military veteran status in its employment practices or in the provision of educational programs and services. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the University’s non-discrimination policies, to receive discrimination/harassment complaints from members of the university community, and to monitor the institution’s compliance with state and federal non-discrimination laws and regulations:

Monica Mendez-Grant,
Associate Vice President for Student Life
Title IX Coordinator
940.898.3601
940.898.3629
mmendezgrant@twu.edu

Heather Speed
Dean of Students
940.898.3615
hspeed@twu.edu

Bob Mabry
Manager of Employee Relations
940.898.3555
jbates1@twu.edu

Charlotte Hunt
Compliance Coordinator, Athletics
940.898.2383
chunt2@twu.edu

For more information about TWU’s policies prohibiting discrimination and sexual harassment, and for a description of TWU’s grievance procedures, please visit the webpage for the Office of Student Life. To download a pdf presentation, click here.

page last updated 12/17/2013 4:48 PM