Sexual Harassment

TCU administration, faculty, staff, and students are held accountable for maintaining an environment free of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is unlawful, violates the dignity of individuals, and impedes the realization of the University’s mission of distinction in education, scholarship, and service. The TCU community seeks to eliminate sexual harassment through educational programming and by encouraging faculty, staff, and students to report concerns or complaints. Sexual harassment will not be tolerated and prompt corrective measures will be taken.

The sexual harassment policy applies to faculty members, administrators at all levels, staff members, and all students enrolled or employed at Texas Christian University.  No member of the Texas Christian University community may sexually harass another. Any faculty member, staff member, or student found in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action. Retaliation for filing a complaint against sexual harassment is prohibited. Confidentiality of all parties involved will be respected within reasonable efforts of university administrators.

Sexual harassment is any unwelcome sexual advance, request for sexual favor, reference to gender or sexual orientation, or other physical or verbal conduct of a sexual nature even under the guise of humor when:

  • Submitting to or rejection of such conduct is used either explicitly or implicitly as a basis for any decision affecting terms or conditions of an individual’s employment, participation in any program or activity, or status in an academic course; or
  • An individual’s submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as a basis for academic or employment decisions affecting that individual; or
  • Such conduct has the effect or the purpose of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s academic or work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive employment or educational environment.

Any complaint about alleged sexual harassment should be immediately referred to the University Sexual Harassment Officer, Dr. Kathy Cavins-Tull, Sadler Hall 4017, 817.257.7820, k.cavins@tcu.edu.      

TCU Compliance Officers

Human Resources maintains a list of Compliance Officers. Please view this list for your specific need.