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Equal Opportunity and Title IX

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  • The Equity and Inclusion team helps Texas State be a welcoming, diverse, safe place to work and learn.

    We provide training and hiring guidelines to assist departments in hiring faculty and staff. We also support the university in achieving our diversity initiatives as outlined in the University Strategic Plan. In addition, we manage the equal employment opportunity (EEO) and Title IX programs, investigating claims of discrimination and sexual misconduct on campus.

    The Equity and Inclusion office is an Allies-designated Safe Office. Anyone with questions or concerns is welcome in our office any time.

    For more information, contact us.

  • Different Texas State departments have different reporting requirements.

    Confidential options on campus are the Student Health Center (512.245.2161) and the Counseling Center (512.245.2208). They will not share any information unless there is immediate danger to you or another person.

    Other Texas State departments will only share information that is required by law or necessary to investigate the claim.

    Texas State University will protect your confidentiality by refusing to disclose your information to anyone outside the university to the maximum extent permitted by law. As for confidentiality within the university itself, the university must balance your request for confidentiality with its responsibility to provide a safe and nondiscriminatory environment for the Texas State community.

    Section 3 of the Texas State University System Sexual Misconduct Policy describes mandatory and confidential reporting in more detail.

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Reasonable Accommodations/Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance

  • A reasonable accommodation is any change to the application or hiring process, to the job, to the way the job is done, or the work environment that allows a person with a disability who is qualified for the job to perform the essential functions of that job and enjoy equal employment opportunities. Accommodations are considered “reasonable” if they do not create an undue hardship or a direct threat.

  • The ADA coordinator will review the documents with the Workplace Accommodation Interactive Team to determine appropriate accommodations.

    This is a case-by-case process, there is no "one size fits all" approach to providing reasonable accommodations under Title I of the ADA.

    For more information, please refer to UPPS 04.04.60.

  • A student must provide documentation of their disability. Within 30 days of the Office of Disability Services receiving a student’s disability documentation, the information will be reviewed to determine accommodations. After the student is qualified, an appointment will be set up between the student and a specialist from the Office of Disability Services. Please remember that eligibility for the approved accommodations will not be effective until the ODS specialist and student meet to discuss and review the approved accommodations.

    An incoming student should not assume that accommodations they received in high school will be provided at Texas State.

  • Employees with disabilities who may require accommodations should follow the procedures outlined in this policy. It is the responsibility of the employee to make their needs known to Texas State in a timely manner. Failure to do so may delay the requested accommodation.

    The ADA Compliance coordinator is available to meet with any employee with a disability who plans to make a request for accommodations in order to assist the employee to explore accommodation options.

    In order to evaluate the appropriateness of an accommodation request, the ADA  Compliance Coordinator may require documentation of disability in the event that the disability is not easily perceivable.

    Please contact ADACoordinator@txstate.edu

    For more information, please refer to UPPS 04.04.60 or visit the ADA Compliance Coordinator's webpage.

  • A student must provide documentation of their disability. Within 30 days of the Office of Disability Services receiving a student’s disability documentation, the information will be reviewed to determine accommodations. After the student is qualified, an appointment will be set up between the student and a specialist from the Office of Disability Services. Please remember that eligibility for the approved accommodations will not be effective until the ODS specialist and student meet to discuss and review the approved accommodations.

    An incoming student should not assume that the accommodations they received in high school will be provided at Texas State.

  • No. A veteran must meet the ADA’s definition of disability.

    The ADA defines an “individual with a disability” as a person who:

    a. has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities;

    b. has a record of such an impairment; or

    c. is regarded as having such an impairment.

    This definition of disability may differ from the definition used in other laws. For example, the term “disabled veteran” means an individual who has served on active duty in the armed forces, was honorably discharged, and has a service-connected disability, or is receiving compensation, disability retirement benefits, or pension because of a public statute administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs or a military department. (See 5 U.S.C. § 2108.) Nevertheless, many veterans who were wounded or became ill while on active duty meet both the definition of “disabled veteran” and the ADA’s definition of “individual with a disability.”

    Under the ADA, an individual with a disability also must be qualified for the job the individual has or wants. To be qualified, an individual with a disability must meet the employer’s requirements for the job (such as education, training, skills or licenses) and must be able to perform the job’s essential or fundamental duties, with or without reasonable accommodation.

    If you are a veteran in need of disability accommodations, please contact the Office of Disability Services, Suite 5-5.1, LBJ Student Center, 512.245.3451, ods@txstate.edu.

    Source: eeoc.gov

  • Services are provided for students from a variety of disability backgrounds, including but not limited to the following:

    Acquired brain injury, attention deficit disorder, developmental disability, general disability, psychological disability and specific learning disability.

    For more information please visit the Office of Disability Services.