Sexual Misconduct and Related Policies
University of Houston System Sexual Misconduct Policy ("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 Sexual Misconduct Policy (also available in HTML version) 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 and Title VII. Under the policy, it includes sexual assault, 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.
Reports or Complaints
Have you experienced any form of sexual misconduct as a student, employee or visitor to campus? If so, you may share a concern with 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.
In order for possible negative action to happen to an employee or student, you must complete the Complaint Form to have your complaint formally investigated. Return the completed form to the Title IX Coordinator.
To learn more about the difference between reports of concerns and formal complaints, visit the Reports Frequently Asked Questions page.
For a more detailed description of training programs, visit the Jags Take ACTION Training homepage. The training link will open to a new window.
Salutations (Student Online Training)
All new students (undergraduate and graduate) must complete Salutations 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 orienation 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 Rebecca Lake.
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.
University of Houston System Consensual Relationship Policy ("Consensual Relationship Policy")
The Consensual Relationship Policy (also available in HTML version) 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 Rebecca Lake.