UH System Sexual Misconduct Policy
The University of Houston-Victoria strives to maintain and strengthen an educational, working, and living environment where students, faculty, staff and visitors are free from sex discrimination of any kind. The UH System Sexual Misconduct Policy guides our management of the administrative response to concerns and complaints.
What is Sexual Misconduct?
Sexual Misconduct constitutes a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX, Title VII, state law and/or University policy. The Sexual Misconduct Policy specifically includes sexual assault, non-consensual sexual touching, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, sexual intimidation, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. The policy provides protections and services for UHV employees, students and visitors for conduct that occurs on or off-campus.
How to Report and Request Services
Have you experienced any form of sexual misconduct as a student, employee or visitor to campus? If so, you may file an online report or contact the Title IX Coordinator to learn more about our policies and services. Services are available even if the conduct occurred off-campus or before your time as a student or employee. Employees can also use the form to share concerns from other parties.
Formal complaints are required when a person seeks to have an administrative investigation and possible sanction(s) or disciplinary process against a university student or employee. You can request a complaint form from the Title IX Coordinator and return it in person, by mail or email. Contact the Title IX Coordinator for more information.
For a more detailed description of training programs, visit the Jags Take ACTION Training homepage. The training link will open to a new window.
Crossroads (Student Online Training)
All new students (undergraduate and graduate) must complete Crossroads online training. The training informs students of their System rights, responsibilities and resources. New students receive an email with instructions to complete the training. To access the training, visit the Training Access Portal.
Additional Student Training
All incoming students receive interactive training at student orientation events including Jag Journey. In addition, digital campaigns and campus events take place throughout the year on topics related to sexual violence. Student workers and athletes receive advanced training on topics that affect extracurricular activities, student organizations or work-study assignments.
We encourage student groups to get involved and work with us to stop, prevent, and remedy any sex discrimination on campus. Contact the Title IX Office to find out how you can help.
Mandatory Employee Face-to-Face Training
All employees who work on campus or reside near UHV campuses are required to attend face-to-face training on sexual misconduct reporting duties. The training also provides guidance on trauma-informed responses to a report of sexual misconduct. To learn more about this training, contact the Title IX Coordinator at (361) 570-4835 or email Brandon Lee.
Remote employees who do not live within the region are provided training in a live, interactive and online format.
To check your employee training records, contact UHV Training Coordinator at (361) 570-4366 or email Eunice Mesa. This training is in addition to new employee or annual System online training requirements.
UH System Consensual Relationship Policy
The UH System Consensual Relationship Policy prohibits inappropriate consensual relationships between an employee (staff, faculty or student employee) and an individual that the employee has responsibility as part of their job duties to teach, instruct, manage, supervise, advise, counsel, oversee, grade, coach, train, treat or evaluate.
If you have a concern related to this policy, you may contact the Title IX Coordinator at (361) 570-4835 or email Brandon Lee.
Non Discrimination Statement
The policy of UHV is to ensure equal opportunity in all its educational programs and activities, and all terms and conditions of employment without regard to age, race, color, disability, religion, national origin, veteran's status, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or status, or gender expression, except where such distinction is required by law.
- Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended in 1972, Title VI, Title VII
- Education Amendments of 1972, Title IX (P.L. 92-318)
- Public Law 93-162 (Section 504)
- 45 CFR, Parts 81, 86 (Federal Register June 4, 1985, August 11, 1975)
Office for Civil Rights
For further information on notice of non-discrimination and for the address and phone number of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights office that serves your area, call 1 (800) 421-3481 or visit the OCR contact page.