These resource persons have information about applicable laws, university rules and procedures, reporting options to local law enforcement, confidentiality and privacy, resources e.g., counseling, health services, and options available for resolution of complaints.
Texas A&M University strives to maintain a work and educational environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and related retaliation in accordance with applicable Federal and State laws.
Individuals are encouraged to report all unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature and should not wait to report conduct of concern until it becomes severe, pervasive, or persistent harassment.
Information shared with university personnel and officials who are not listed as confidential reporting options is considered private but not confidential.
Although the confidentiality of information received, the privacy of the individuals involved, and the wishes of reporting party, complainant, and/or alleged offender cannot be guaranteed, they will be protected to as great a degree as is legally possible.
The investigation is the follow through on a complaint to ascertain details and circumstances associated with the complaint.
Investigations may result in charges, a form of alternative dispute resolution, or dismissal of complaint.
For certain offenses, including sexual assault, individuals have the right to participate in the pseudonym program to have their identifying information confidential from all public files and records concerning the offense.
A criminal investigation may occur independent from a conduct proceeding on campus.47.3 Confidential Reporting Options Students have the option to report confidentially.
This is based on the inherent private relationship between the person communicating and the confidante’s occupation or relationship to that person.