Student Rights

  • The right to report sexual misconduct to the university without discouragement and the right to have report promptly, equitable, and fairly investigated;
  • The right to be treated with respect by university officials;
  • The right to preservation of privacy, to the extent possible and allowed by law;
  • The right to be informed of available resources such as counseling, medical, mental health, law enforcement, immigration, or services for victims/respondents, both on campus and in the community;
  •   The right to be fully informed of the sexual misconduct policy and process as described in the TSUS Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures;
  • The right to petition that any investigator, coordinator or university administrator be removed from the process on the basis of demonstrated bias;
  • The right to timely notice of any meetings;
  • The right to be provided timely access to review relevant documents or materials, subject to privacy limitations imposed by state and federal law;
  • The right to identify and ask the investigator to question relevant witnesses;
  • The right to have a representative or advisor present (although not directly participating) during any meetings with Investigator, Coordinator, or Appellate Authority;
  • The right to be informed in writing of the outcome and sanction of any investigation involving sexual misconduct;
  • The right to a finding and sanction (if any) based solely on evidence presented during the investigation;
  • The right to appeal the finding and sanction of the applicable administrator, in accordance with the TSUS Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures;
  • The right to have university policies and procedures followed without material deviation; and
  • The right to be informed in advance, when possible, of any public release of information regarding the complaint.

If your Title IX rights are violated contact, or call 409 274 4838 about your options.  You can also find additional information on the LIT Title IX website:

Available Accommodations for Complainant
  • Change of an on-campus housing to different on-campus location, and assistance from support staff to complete relocation;
  • Arranging to dissolve a housing contract and pro-rating a refund;
  • Academic assistance, such as: exam (paper, assignment) rescheduling, incomplete, withdrawal or alternative course completion, as available;
  • Reassignment of on-campus work location;
  • On-campus escort or transportation assistance;
  • Campus no contact order against respondent.