Sexual Harassment

What is the College District policy concerning sexual misconduct?

The College District forbids conduct constituting sexual violence (rape, acquaintance rape, interpersonal violence) or sexual harassment (unwanted and unwelcome behaviors of a sexual nature).

To ensure compliance with Title IX regulations and other laws, rules, regulations applicable to sexual harassment, gender-based harassment and any form of sexual misconduct, including retaliation and complicity, the College District may enact temporary rules, policies and/or procedures, pending College District Board of Regents approval.

For more information and current rules and procedures, contact the College District Title IX Coordinator:

Robbie Baugh
Vice President of Administrative Affairs
1525 W. California Street
Gainesville, Texas 76240
(940) 668-7731

What is sexual harassment?

Sexual harassment includes any unwanted or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal (oral or written), physical, or visual conduct of a sexual nature. It also includes such activities as engaging in sexual oriented conversations for purposes of personal sexual gratification, telephoning a student at home or elsewhere to solicit inappropriate social relationships, physical contact that would be reasonably construed as sexual in nature, and enticing or threatening a students to engage in sexual behavior in exchange for grades or other school-related benefit.

What laws address sexual harassment of students?

Sexual harassment may constitute discrimination on the basis of sex and is prohibited by Title IX (the federal law prohibiting gender-based discrimination by schools that receive federal funds).

What will the College District do when it learns of sexual harassment of a student?

When a college administrator receives a report that a student is being sexually harassed or abused, he or she will immediately report the matter to the Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator will take prompt action to address the complaint and remedy the situation.

What do I do if I have been sexually assaulted, sexually harassed or aware of someone else being harassed?

A student who has a complaint alleging sexual harassment by another student, employee or third party should immediately report the matter to the:


Robbie Baugh
Vice President of Administrative Affairs
1525 W. California Street
Gainesville, Texas 76240
(940) 668-7731

If a student has been a victim of sexual assault or sexual violence, the student should contact 911 immediately and report the matter to the Title IX Coordinator as soon as reasonably possible.

What is the role of the Title IX Coordinator?

The Title IX coordinator is a College employee who has the responsibility to assure College District compliance with the requirements of Title IX. The coordinator will investigate or oversee an investigation of a complaint alleging violations of Title IX.

The College District has adopted complaint procedures for handling Title IX complaints, which may be obtained from the appropriate administrator or Title IX coordinator.

Will my complaint be confidential?

To the greatest extent possible, complaints will be treated in a confidential manner. Limited disclosure may be necessary in order to complete a thorough investigation.

What if I am not satisfied with the College District's resolution of my complaint?

A student who is dissatisfied with the outcome of the investigation may appeal through FLD(LOCAL), beginning at the appropriate level.

A complaint may also be filed separately with the Office of Civil Rights:

Regional Director
Office of Civil Rights, Region VI
1999 Bryan Street, Suite 2600
Dallas, Texas 75201
Telephone: (214) 880-2459
Fax: (214) 880-3082 • TDD: (214) 880-2456