Texas A&M Transportation Institute provides equal opportunity to all employees, students, applicants for employment, and the public regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Texas A&M Transportation Institute will promptly investigate all complaints of illegal discrimination, sexual harassment, and related retaliation in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.
Any employee who experiences, observes, or becomes aware of illegal discrimination, sexual harassment, and/or related retaliation must promptly report the incident(s). A student and third party should also promptly report the incident(s).
Only certain employees may keep reports of violations confidential: licensed health care personnel and licensed counselors when acting in this capacity as part of their official employment. All other employees informed of possible illegal discrimination, sexual harassment, and related retaliation should advise the reporter that they cannot keep the information confidential and are required to report it. The employees should inform the reporter where confidential guidance can be obtained.
Confidential Counseling Services
For confidential counseling services, a student can contact a licensed counselor in the Student Counseling Service at (979) 845-4427. An employee can contact Deer Oaks Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at https://www.deeroakseap.com/ or (888) 993-7650. Utilization of these services is confidential and will not be reported to your employer.
Where to Report an Incident
An individual who believes that he or she has been subjected to discrimination, sexual harassment and/or related retaliation should promptly report the incident(s) to her/his supervisor, the Director of Human Resources or the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civils Rights (214-661-9600). If you are victim of sexual assault or sexual violence, or know someone who has been a victim of a sexual assault or sexual violence, you should immediately contact the Texas A&M University Police Department at (979) 845-2345 in addition to notify the Title IX Coordinator listed below.
You may also report incidents or make inquiries regarding discrimination based on sex or disability to the EEO and Disability Coordinator listed below.
Incidents may also be reported via Texas A&M System Risk, Fraud, and Misconduct Hotline at (888) 501-3850 or https://secure.ethicspoint.com/domain/media/en/gui/19681/index.html
The designated EEO Coordinator, Title IX Coordinator, and Disability Coordinator for Texas A&M Transportation Institute is:Elvia Oliva
Interim Director of Human Resources
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
College Station, TX 77843-3135
ph. (979) 458-5788
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal, nonverbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when this conduct is so severe, persistent or pervasive that it explicitly or implicitly affects an individual’s employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work or educational performance, or creates an intimidating or hostile work or educational environment. Sexual harassment includes sexual violence, sexual assault, non-consensual sexual contact, sexual exploitation, and sex-based dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.
Reporting Abuse or Neglect
State law requires all persons having cause to believe that a child’s physical or mental health or welfare has been adversely affected by abuse or neglect to immediately make a report (even if the belief is premised upon incomplete or dated information) to: any local or state law enforcement agency; the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS); the state agency that operates, licenses, certifies, or registers the facility in which the alleged abuse or neglect occurred; or the agency designated by the court to be responsible for the protection of children. Further, all persons having cause to believe that an individual 65 years or older or a disabled person 18 years of age or older is in the state of abuse, neglect, or exploitation are required to notify the DFPS.
To report abuse or neglect to DFPS contact:
The Texas Abuse Hotline at (800) 252-5400 or http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Contact_Us/report_abuse.asp
Call 9-1-1 or local law enforcement:
- University Police Department (979-845-2345)
- Bryan Police Department (979-209-5300)
- College Station Police Department (979-764-3600)
- Brazos County Sheriff’s Office (979-361-4900)