The University of North Texas Dallas (UNT Dallas) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its employment policies, procedures and processes.
UNT Dallas will promptly investigate and resolve all complaints of discrimination, harassment (including sexual harassment), and related retaliation in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. UNT Dallas takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who report or file a charge of discrimination or harassment; participate in an investigation or oppose any form of discrimination or harassment.
Any employee who experiences, observes, or becomes aware of discrimination, sexual harassment, and/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.
Please direct questions to the Office of Equal Opportunity at HRS.EO@untsystem.edu or 972-338-1125 or 214-671-2425.
Submit reports to:
Penny L. Dempsey, Equity & Human Resources Manager, Title IX Coordinator, System Administration
1901 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75201
Penny.Dempsey@untsystem.edu | 972-338-1125
Reports related to disability discrimination or to make inquiries can also be made to the Office of Equal Opportunity at HRS.EO@untsystem.edu or 972-338-1125.
Individuals may file a complaint at any time with any local, state or federal civil rights offices, including, but not limited to, the 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.
For non-emergencies, contact local law enforcement:
Mandatory requirement to report sexual misconduct
Effective Sept. 1, 2019, all UNT Dallas 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 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 knowingly fails to report, the employee must be terminated in accordance with Texas state law and UNT Dallas policies and procedures. 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.
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