The university is committed to providing and strengthening an educational, working and living environment where students, faculty, staff and visitors are free from any form of unlawful discrimination. The university is dedicated to fostering and supporting a culture of mutual respect and communication.
The institution’s Non-Discrimination Policy applies to all university students and employees, visitors, applicants for admission to or employment with the university, as well as university affiliates and others conducting business on campus.
The university does not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on or related to sex, which includes pregnancy, race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected categories, classes or characteristics. While sexual orientation and gender identity are not explicitly protected categories under state or federal law, it is the university’s policy not to discriminate in employment, admission or use of programs, activities, facilities or services on this basis.
Discriminatory behavior is prohibited by this policy, as well as by federal laws such as Title VII, which prohibits discrimination in employment, Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, Title II of the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act, and state laws such as Chapter 21 of the Texas Labor Code. Discriminatory behavior is prohibited regardless of the manner in which it is exhibited, whether verbally, in writing, by actions, or electronically displayed or conveyed.
The university expects all members of the university community to comply with the law. Members of the university community who violate university policies and laws may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment, expulsion from the university, or being barred from university premises and events.
The following individuals have been designated to receive reports of discrimination and/or harassment:
Kurtis Neal, Director of Human Resources
Office of Human Resources
Hardeman Student Services Center, ASU Station #11009, San Angelo, TX 76909
Office of Equal Opportunity
TTU System Administration Building, 1508 Knoxville Ave., Suite 208
Office of Equal Opportunity, Texas Tech University System, Box 1073, Lubbock, TX 79409
The following individual has been designated to receive reports of discrimination and/or harassment from or involving students:
Michelle Miller, Director of Title IX Compliance/Title IX Coordinator
Mayer Administration Building, 210
Office of the President
ASU Station #11044, San Angelo, TX 76909
Angelo State University’s Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy and Compliant Procedure for Violations of Employment and Other Laws, along with the university’s policy on sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct and Title IX, may be found at www.angelo.edu/opmanual. In addition to the above mentioned individuals, inquiries regarding the application of Angelo State’s non-discrimination policies may also be made to:
United States Department of Education: Office of Civil Rights
400 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100
For more information on Angelo State University’s Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy, visit: http://www.angelo.edu/opmanual/.