Experiencing any type of discrimination or assault can be extremely stressful. Our goal is to provide a clear, supportive process for the university community. Here’s information on the process.
Filing a Complaint
The process starts with a complaint. To file a complaint against a student or to communicate a concern about a student who may have experienced sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, dating or domestic violence, or hate crimes, complete the Student of Concern/Conduct Reporting Form. Students may also contact Steven Pinkenburg, Dean of Students, at 512-448-8408.
Different people on campus have different abilities to maintain your confidentiality, depending on their roles at the university. On campus, some resources may maintain your confidentiality, offering you options and advice without any obligation to tell anyone unless you want them to. Other resources are expressly there for you to report crimes and policy violations, and they will take action when you make a report to them. More information on the hearing process and sanctions that the university may impose are outlined in the Code of Student Conduct.
What Should I Expect?
For Title IX cases, here’s a visual flowchart of the reporting process for students when making a complaint of sex/gender harassment, discrimination and misconduct. For complaints of sex/gender harassment, discrimination and misconduct that are not deemed Title IX, please find a different visual flow chart.