Austin College is committed to equal opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, status as a veteran, or any other characteristic that is protected by applicable state or federal law in its operations, employment opportunities, educational programs, and related activities. Austin College is committed to providing individuals with disabilities equal access to the process outline in this policy. If you need an accommodation in the process, please consult with the Title IX Coordinator.
The Chief Human Resource Officer has been designated by the College as the appropriate person with authority to redress allegations of non-sexual misconduct: discrimination, harassment, & retaliation. All reports or formal complaints must be made to the Chief Human Resource Officer in order for Austin College to have actual notice of the issue and respond in a clearly reasonable way.
Reports of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation must be made to the Chief Human Resource Officer:
Melanie Oelfke, 900 N. Grand Ave., Suite 6I Sherman, TX 75090.
Reports may also be submitted to the Chief Human Resource Officer through the Campus Conduct Hotline (CCH) (866-943-5787), or the Online Campus Conduct Reporting tool, both of which are linked at the bottom of every Austin College webpage via “Campus Conduct Hotline.”
If a report is made to anyone else, the reporter risks the possibility that it will not come to the attention of the appropriate College authorities and may, therefore, not be acted upon officially by an Austin College employee with authority to redress the allegations.
Any person may make a report of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation to the Chief Human Resource Officer. Austin College will likely be limited in its response when reports are made by, or against, individuals that are not under Austin College’s control. All persons have the right to contact law enforcement or other resources outside of Austin College’s process.
Once reported to the Chief Human Resource Officer, the College may take any appropriate immediate action, as determined by the College, including Administrative Leave, Emergency Removal, and Supportive Measures.