Notice of Non-Discrimination
The University of North Texas Health Science Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, university facilities, or employment policies, procedures and processes.
HSC will refer reports of violation to the System Administration who will promptly investigate and resolve all complaints of discrimination, harassment, and related retaliation in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. The HSC takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who report or file a charge of discrimination or harassment; participate in an investigation, or oppose any form of discrimination or harassment.
Any employee who experiences, observes, or becomes aware of discrimination, sexual harassment, and/or related retaliation must promptly report the incident(s) unless they are a licensed health care provider or a licensed counselor acting in this capacity as part of their official employment. Students and non-affiliated members of the public are encouraged to report incidents, but not required.
Employees (faculty and staff) and third parties can submit reports to:
Office of Equal Opportunity
1901 Main Street
Students can submit reports to:
Reports related to disability discrimination, to request accommodations or to make inquiries can be made to the Office of Equal Opportunity at 214.571.2427 or via email at HRS.EO@untsystem.edu.
Student reports related to disability discrimination, to request accommodations or to make inquiries can be made to the Vice President of Student Affairs.
Complaints may also be filed with:
Texas Workforce Commission Civil Rights Division
Texas Workforce Commission
101 E 15th Street
Austin, Texas 78778
Call within Texas: 888-452-4778
Call in Austin or out-of-state: 512-463-2642
US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
131 M Street, NE
Washington, DC 20507
ASL Video Phone: 1-844-234-5122
Office for Civil Rights – U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg.
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100
For emergencies, call 911. For non-emergencies, contact local law enforcement:
- UNT Health Science Center Police Department: 817-735-2211
- Fort Worth Police Department: 817-392-4200
Individuals may file a complaint at any time with local, state or federal civil rights offices, including, but not limited to, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Texas Workforce Commission’s Civil Rights Division, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights and the U.S. Department of Justice.
Employees who report or cause to be reported compliance violations in good faith shall be protected from retaliation. Employees shall be protected from retaliation for assisting in any investigation by authorized or responsible parties of known or suspected violations of laws, rules, regulations, policies and/or procedures or improper activities.
Title VII/Civil Rights Reporting
- Anonymous HSC Trust Line Reporting
- Reporting via email and phone:
- Reporting Requirement:
- Beginning September 1, 2019, all System Administration employees are required by state law to promptly report incidences of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator. This statutory requirement to report is triggered if, in the course and scope of their employment, the employee witnesses or receives information that the employee reasonably believes constitutes sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence or stalking committed by or against an individual who was employed within the UNT System or enrolled as a student at the time of the incident. This includes instances when individuals with no affiliation with UNT System are either allegedly victimized by a university employee or student, or are accused of committing an offense against a university employee or student. If an employee knowingly fails to report, the employee must be terminated in accordance with Texas state law and System Administration’s policies and procedures. Additionally, an employee who fails to report may be charged with Class A Misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail, a fine of up to $4,000, or both (jail time and a fine.) Employees who are victims of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking are not required to report incidents involving themselves.
- What to Report:
- All known information about the incident that is relevant to the investigation; as well as, whether the alleged victim expressed a desire for confidentiality in reporting the incident. If you have been designated by System Administration as a person with whom students may speak confidentially concerning sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking, you are only required to report the type of incident. Similarly, if you receive information regarding sexual misconduct under circumstances that make the communications confidential or privileged by law (for example, you receive information as a licensed healthcare professional), you must report only the type of incident reported, but no information that would violate a student’s expectation of privacy.
- What to Expect:
- The Office of Equal Opportunity (EO) is charged with investigating alleged violations of prohibited conduct of civil rights policies, including Title IX allegations, for System Administration, the Health Science Center (HSC) and the University of North Texas Dallas, in order to protect students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors from all forms of discrimination [race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, ability, Veteran status, and genetic information], harassment and retaliation. This includes instances of sex-based discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence) and related retaliation when the 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. Conduct which is not severe and pervasive and objectively offensive may still be a violation of other System and campus policies; and when appropriate, the Office of EO will partner with other System and campus entities to address the matter and make necessary referrals.
- All reports are securely forwarded to the Office of Equal Opportunity (EO). You will be contacted by the Case Manager, Title IX Coordinator or Assistant Vice Chancellor of EO, who will invite you to a meeting where all of your rights, resources, and options will be reviewed. You will also be given the opportunity to request either a formal resolution, informal resolution, or no resolution to the complaint reported, depending on the contents and nature of the complaint.