The University of North Texas (UNT) System Administration is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit – and takes actions to prevent – discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities and employment practices. UNT System Administration promptly investigates complaints of discrimination, harassment. and related retaliation and takes remedial action when appropriate. System Administration also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose any form of harassment or discriminatory practice, file a charge or report, or testify, assist, or participate in a related investigation or proceeding.
Any employee who experiences, observes, or becomes aware of discrimination, sexual harassment, 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.
Where to report discrimination, harassment (sex based) and retaliation:
Title VII Reporting Form – Discrimination, Harassment (sex based), and Related Retaliation
Title IX Reporting Form – Sexual Misconduct (sexual harassment and sexual violence), Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, and Stalking
Online and Anonymous TrustLine Reporting (except for Title IX)
Designated Official for complaints of discrimination, harassment (sex based) and related
Wanda S. Boyd, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Equal Opportunity & ADA Coordinator
Wanda.Boyd@untsystem.edu | 214-571-2424
Designated Official for complaints of sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic
violence, dating violence, or stalking:
Dr. Maureen “Moe” McGuinness, Title IX Coordinator
Maureen.McGuinness@untsystem.edu | 817-735-5919
Reports related to disability discrimination can also be made to the Office of Equal Opportunity at Report of Concern, HRS.EO@untsystem.edu, or 972-338-1416. Designated Official for workplace accommodations is: Keeshala Henderson, Workplace Accommodations Administrator, Keeshala.Henderson@untsystem.edu.
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 UNT System as a “Confidential Employee” with whom employees or students may speak confidentially concerning sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking, you are only required to report the type of incident to the Title IX Coordinator. 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, but no information that would violate an employee or student’s expectation of privacy.
State law requires all System Administration employees to promptly report incidences of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator that they learn about in the course and scope of their employment when the employee reasonably believes sexual misconduct (sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking) has been committed by or against an individual who was employed within the UNT System or enrolled as a student at a component of the UNT System. This includes instances when individuals with no affiliation with UNT System are either allegedly victimized by a System Administration or university employee or student or are accused of committing an offense against a System Administration or university employee or student.
You may report without sharing your name by using the electronic reporting form found at Online and Anonymous TrustLine Reporting. Your report will be forwarded to the appropriate System Administration or university official for review. Depending on the amount of information disclosed, the ability to investigate and respond to the report may be limited.
Employees who fail to report suspected sexual assault will be terminated. Additionally, an employee who fails to report may be charged with a 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.
Reporting to Law Enforcement:
Anyone who has experienced or witnessed Sexual Misconduct (sexual harassment and sexual violence), Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, and Stalking has the right to choose whether to report the behavior to law enforcement instead of or in addition to reporting to the System Administration. The System Office of Equal Opportunity can assist in making a report to law enforcement authorities.
A complainant or reporter may also choose to decline to notify law enforcement. A report to law enforcement, even to the respective System Administration or University Police Department, is separate from a report to the System Administration. An individual pursues administrative disciplinary remedies by reporting to System Administration and criminal remedies by reporting to law enforcement.
- Call: 911
For non-emergencies and to report to or contact local and surrounding law enforcement:
- UNT Police Department: 940-565-3000
- UNT Dallas Police Department: 972-780-3000
- UNT Health Science Center Police Department: 817-735-2211
- Dallas Police Department: 214-671-4500
- Fort Worth Police Department: 817-392-4200
- Dallas County Sheriff’s Office: 214-749-8641
- Frisco Police Department: 972-292-6010
Reporting to Outside Agencies:
Individuals may file a complaint at any time with state or federal civil rights offices, including, but not limited to, the U. S. 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 as follows:
Texas Workforce Commission
Texas Workforce Commission Civil Rights Division
101 E 15th Street
Austin, Texas 78778
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
131 M Street, NE
Washington, DC 20507
- Phone: 1-800-669-4000/ 1-800-669-6820 (TTY) / 1-844-234-5122 (ASL Video Phone)
- Email: email@example.com
U.S. Department of Education
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
Reporting Abuse and Neglect:
Anyone who has a reasonable cause to believe a child, or person 65 years or older, or an adult with disabilities is being abused, neglected, or exploited must report it to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) according to Texas laws. A person who reports abuse in good faith is immune from civil or criminal liability. DFPS keeps the name of the person making the report confidential. Anyone who does not report suspected abuse can be held liable for a misdemeanor or felony.
Related Policies & Resources:
- 03.901 Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct and Related Retaliation (Including Sexual Assault, Sexual Violence, and Stalking)
- 03.902 Workplace Disability Accommodations
- 03.904 Sexual Harassment
- 03.907 Workplace Religious Accommodations
- Rights, Resources & Options
- Employee Resources