Prairie View A&M University provides equal opportunity to all employees, students, applicants for employment, and the public regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetic information or veteran status. Prairie View A&M University will promptly and thoroughly investigate all complaints of discrimination, sexual harassment, and related retaliation in accordance with applicable federal and state laws, A&M System Policy 08.01 and Regulation 08.01.01, and university rules and/or procedures.
Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination based on sex. It is defined as unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, which includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual violence, which includes rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion, is a form of sexual harassment.
The Office of Equal Opportunity’s mission is to promote and provide a discrimination free workplace, learning and living environment, where every employee, student and visitor knows that he or she is valued as an individual and is treated with respect and dignity; free of discrimination and harassment.
Consistent with the University’s core values and central mission of research, service, and teaching and commitment to achieving relevance of its mission by addressing issues and proposing solutions through programs and services designed to respond to the needs and aspirations of faculty, staff and students. The Office of Equal Opportunity Title IX compliance is responsible for ensuring that University policies, procedures and practices relating to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in the work, learning and living environments are adhered to, practiced and applied in all personnel and academic related decision making, regardless of an individual’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetic information or veteran status.
Any member of the campus community or public who witness, are subjected to, or are informed about incidents of discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence and/or related retaliation involving faculty, staff or students should contact either one of the following:
The Equal Opportunity And Affirmative Action Compliance Office
Tel: (936) 261-2123
Location: A.I. Thomas, LL – Ste. 013
Denise Simmons, Director, Student Conduct
Tel: (936) 261-3524
Location: Evans Hall, Room : 307
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