University of Houston-Victoria

Title IX and Equal Opportunity

Frequently Asked Questions

You can learn more about relevant policies by visiting the University of Houston System Sexual Misconduct Policy (see also HTML version) and the Anti-Discrimination Policy (see also HTML version). Additional UHV policies can be located at the UHV Policies page, the UHV Student Handbook and the UHV Faculty Manual.

Please select the relevant subsection for further information, or contact the Title IX and Equal Opportunity Coordinator. The subsections of this page cover the following topics:

Title IX Questions (Sexual Misconduct)

  • What is Title IX?
  • Where can I find campus policies?
  • What are some of the campus policies about consent to sexual activity?
  • What conduct is prohibited?
  • What does Title IX mean for UHV?
  • What is the role of the Title IX Coordinator?
  • Who is the Title IX Coordinator?
  • What are the University's obligations when it has notice of a sexual misconduct related incident?
  • Does the sexual misconduct policy only cover students?
  • What do I do if I know of or have experienced sexual misconduct?

Questions about Reports (Sexual Misconduct)

  • What is the difference between a report of a concern and a formal complaint?
  • What happens if I file a formal sexual misconduct complaint? 
  • Does the Title IX report remain confidential?
  • Can a Title IX formal complaint remain confidential?
  • What if I want to remain anonymous?
  • Do I have to name the alleged perpetrator? 
  • What happens if I file a criminal or police report? 
  • What do I do if I am accused of sexual misconduct? 
  • What are my rights if I am accused of committing sexual misconduct? 
  • How can I file a University police report?

Student Questions (Sexual Misconduct)

  • What do I do if my friend was sexually assaulted?
  • Will my parents be told?
  • What if I was drinking alcohol and I am underage?  Will I get in trouble for that if I report?
  • What about changing residence hall rooms or changing classes?

Employee Questions (Sexual Misconduct)

  • What is my role as an employee?
  • What should I do if I receive a report?
  • If I get a report from a student, what questions should I ask?
  • If I get a report from another employee, what should I do?

Sexual Assault Questions

  • What do I do if I was raped or sexually assaulted?
  • How do I get medical care and do I have to file a police report to get a forensic sexual assault exam?
  • What should I expect during the sexual assault medical exam?
  • Do I have to pay for a sexual assault medical exam?
  • What are my rights in disciplinary proceedings after a sexual assault?

Equal Opportunity Questions

  • Where can I find campus policies?
  • What is the role of the Equal Opportunity Coordinator?
  • Who is the Equal Opportunity Coordinator? 
  • What are the obligations of the University under the UH System Anti-Discrimination Policy?
  • Where do I find information about the complaint process, confidentiality, sanctions, appeals and other relevant procedures?