Title VII/Civil Rights Reporting

  • Online report and anonymous reporting TrustLine
  • Report of Concern - UNT System Office of Equal Opportunity
  • 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.