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Title IX Education Amendments and Texas State Technical College

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Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Texas State Technical College (TSTC) policy prohibits the discrimination based on gender in its educational programs and activities. TSTC is committed to creating an environment free of harassment and discrimination.

Discrimination:

TSTC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or on any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable federal, state, or local law (SOS HR 2.1.14) in its programs and activities and provides equal access to applicants, employees and students.

Sexual Harassment:

Sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination and therefore prohibited under Title IX. “Sexual harassment is conduct that is sexual in nature, unwelcome and denies or limits a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from a school’s education program.”

The following are examples of conduct that may constitute sexual harassment:

  • Inappropriate touching, patting or pinching
  • Physical assault or coerced sexual activity
  • Obscene phone calls, texts, email or gestures
  • Badgering someone for a date
  • Repeatedly making in appropriate sexual comments or unwanted sexual advances

Quid Pro Quo – Latin meaning “this for that.” The more commonly understood meaning is “if you do something for me, I’ll do something for you.”  An example of quid pro quo is when an instructor threatens to fail a student unless the student agrees to date the instructor.

Hostile Work Environment – Hostile environment occurs when unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature is so severe, persistent or pervasive that it affects a student’s ability to benefit from an educational program or activity, or creates an intimidating, threatening or abusive educational environment. A hostile environment can be created by a college employee, another student, or even someone visiting the college such as a student or employee from another school or college.

Any person (student, faculty, staff or guest) who believes they have been subjected to discriminatory practices bases upon gender may discuss their concerns and/or file a complaint with the any of the Title IX Coordinators below.

All TSTC college employees including student worker’s with the exception of those working in a confidential capacity (e.g., TSTC counselors) who learn of suspected instances of gender based discrimination, dating violence, domestic violence, hostile environment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, stalking, retaliation, or other forms of sexual misconduct directly or indirectly, have a duty to refer the information immediately to the following campus contacts below:

If this is an emergency that involves an imminent risk of harm to self or others, please contact TSTC campus police/security or local police prior to clicking this link below.

Incidents may be reported directly to law enforcement, either separately or in conjunction with any report made to the College’s Title IX Coordinator, and the College will provide assistance in making contact if requested.

  • TSTC Police Department by visiting https://tstc.edu/about/police or by calling 9-1-1.
  • Edda Urrea, Sr. Executive Director of Human Resources Learning and Development, Title IX Coordinator for students/employees/visitors: emurrea@tstc.edu

Unless specifically identified otherwise by policy, all faculty, staff, and administrators of TSTC are considered mandated reporters and are required to notify the College’s Title IX Coordinator of any incident of discrimination and harassment disclosed to them or known to them involving a member of the campus community.

If you want to make a formal complaint, your instructor can help to connect you to the Title IX Coordinator, or you can connect with the Title IX Coordinator directly yourself if you prefer, using the contact information above. Once you are connected with the Coordinator, you are under no obligation to take any action.

The College respects your right to file or not file a formal complaint. The Title IX Coordinator must take action only in situations that pose a serious threat of harm to you or the community, or in the case of misconduct by an employee. Otherwise, you are in control of how the College responds.

In all cases, the College’s formal grievance process is confidential, and a small group of those administrators with a need to know will be given information about your situation.

If you are in need of support or advocacy and wish to discuss such matters confidentially, you are invited to consult any of the resources found in the Title IX and VAWA Booklet found at https://tstc.edu/student_life/titleix.

Unlike other College employees, TSTC has counselors that confidential and are exempted from mandatory reporting obligations to the Title IX Coordinator. You can find a list of the counselor from across the state at https://tstc.edu/student_life/counseling2.

If you would like more information on the College policies and procedures, please visit https://tstc.edu/governance/sos.

If you would like to access the College’s brochure summarizing your rights and resources, https://tstc.edu/student_life/titleix.

Student Contacts


Fort Bend County Campus 
Georgeann Calzada
Campus Enrollment Executive
26706 Southwest Freeway
Rosenberg, Texas 77471
346-239-3422
georgeann.calzada@tstc.edu


Harlingen Campus

Janette Gomez
Community Standards Liaison
Student Services Center (EK) 1902 N. Loop 499
Harlingen, Texas 78550
956-364-4383
janette.gomez@tstc.edu 

Marshall Campus
Michelle Atkinson
Campus Enrollment Executive
2650 East End Blvd. South
Marshall, Texas 75672
903-923-3231
michelle.atkinson@tstc.edu

North Texas Campus
Chemese Armstrong
Campus Enrollment Executive
1600 Innovation Blvd. (CR 108)
Hutto, Texas 78634
254-867-3842

chemese.armstrong@tstc.edu 

Waco Campus
Jenny Rowe
Community Standards Liaison
3801 Campus Drive
Waco, Texas 76705
254-867-3925
jenny.rowe@tstc.edu 

East Williamson County Campus
Chemese Armstrong
Campus Enrollment Executive
1600 Innovation Blvd. (CR 108)
Hutto, Texas 78634
254-867-3842
chemese.armstrong@tstc.edu 

Abilene, Breckenridge, Brownwood & Sweetwater Campuses
Griselda Sanchez
Director of Student Services
300 Homer K. Taylor Drive
Sweetwater, Texas 79556
325-235-7311
griselda.sanchez@tstc.edu 

Employee Contacts


Fort Bend County Campus
Melissa Aleman
Statewide Business Partner
1902 N Loop 499
Harlingen, Texas 78550
956-364-4044
melissa.aleman@tstc.edu

Harlingen Campus
Melissa Aleman
Statewide Business Partner
1902 N Loop 499
Harlingen, Texas 78550
956-364-4044
melissa.aleman@tstc.edu

East Williamson County Campus
Kori Miller
Business Partner
3801 Campus Drive
Waco, Texas 767705
254-867-2360
kori.miller@tstc.edu

Marshall, North Texas & Waco Campuses
Amanda Oswalt
Statewide Business Partner
3801 Campus Drive
Waco, Texas 767705
254-867-4825
amanda.oswalt@tstc.edu

Abilene, Breckenridge, Brownwood & Sweetwater Campuses
Carminia Del Toro
Business Partner
305 Booker St
Brownwood, Texas 76801
325-236-8277 or 325-641-3917
carminia.deltoro@tstc.edu

Statewide Contacts


Edda Urrea
Senior Executive Director of Learning & Development
Title IX Coordinator Students, Employees & Visitors
titleix.employee@tstc.edu
1902 N. Loop 499
Harlingen, Texas 78550
Harlingen, TX 
956-364-4041

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