The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit – and takes actions to prevent – discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate. The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.
Mandatory requirement to report sexual misconduct at UNTHSC
As of September 1, 2019, all UNTHSC faculty and staff employees are required by state law to promptly report incidences of sexual misconduct to the campus Title IX Coordinator. This statutory requirement to report is triggered if, in the course and scope of their employment, the employee (faculty/staff) witnesses or receives information that the employee (faculty/staff) reasonably believes constitutes sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence or stalking committed by or against an individual who was employed within the UNT World or enrolled as a student at the time of the incident. This includes instances when individuals with no affiliation with UNT World 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 (faculty/staff) knowingly fails to report, the employee (faculty/staff) will be terminated in accordance with UNTHSC’s policies and procedures. Additionally, failure to report will be a misdemeanor criminal offense beginning January 1, 2020. Employees (faculty/staff) who are victims of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking are not required to report incidents involving themselves.
What to report
All information you know 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 UNTHSC 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.
Where to report and/or go to for questions:
- Campus Title IX Coordinator
Penny Dempsey, Title IX Coordinator
1901 Main Street, Dallas, Texas 75201
- Anonymous Reporting
- Report Sexual or Behavior Misconduct
Person of Concern Reporting Form
- UNT System Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion