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- Clery Act Incident
The Clery Act encourages accurate and timely reporting of campus crime statistics. An important goal of the Clery Act is to provide information to the campus community to promote crime awareness and to enhance campus safety through prompt disclosures and reliable statistics for campus area crimes. Use this online form to help provide timely reports of Clery Act qualifying crimes and mandated policy violations to the Texas State University Police Department.
- Conflict of Interest
To maintain a research environment that promotes the highest standards of integrity and ethics, Texas State has established UPPS NO. 02.02.07, Research Conflicts of Interest in Research and Sponsored Program Activities. Its purpose is to promote objectivity in research and ensure all research and sponsored program activities conducted by university researchers are free from bias resulting from conflicts of interest (COI). In order to submit a proposal, initiate a contract, or open a grant account, you must have a current disclosure of Significant Financial Interests (SFI) on file.
- Copyright Infringement
Under Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), the university has designated an agent to receive DMCA infringement notifications. When a copyright owner's work is being infringed on or through a university service, the copyright owner may send a notification of claimed infringement (often referred to as a "takedown notice") to the designated agent.
- Crisis Information
Visit the Counseling Center Crisis page for information and resources related to suicide prevention, domestic violence, sexual harassment/assault, and other topics.
- Discrimination Complaints
Texas State prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX at Texas State University is responsible for overseeing and enforcing the university’s equal opportunity policies and for investigating complaints of discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
- Ethics Reporting
The Texas State University System (TSUS) Board of Regents offers a reporting hotline through a private contractor, EthicsPoint, to provide a confidential avenue for reporting concerns about potential waste, fraud, and abuse of resources, the lack of compliance with laws and regulations, or violations of the System’s Code of Ethics. Reports filed through EthicsPoint are forwarded to and investigated by indiduals who operate independently from the System.
- Facilities Problem
Facilities strives to keep the campus safe for all Bobcats and visitors. Faculty, students, and staff should report campus facility issues via the AiM system. If you are a campus visitor, please report issues via the online form. Also, for urgent issues, Facilities can be reached at 512.245.2824.
- Faculty Ombudsperson
The university has a Faculty Ombudsperson, appointed by the President, who is designated as a neutral party to assist with faculty grievances. They neither operate as an employee or a management advocate but are empowered to develop procedures, consistent with university policy, and facilitate timely and equitable management of faculty issues.
The university community is encouraged to report suspected fraud, waste, lack of compliance with laws or regulations, abuse of state funds, or Code of Ethics violations. Bobcats can use the anonymous form online or visit the TSUS Office of Internal Audit Hotline and Reporting site for other contact methods.
- Here to Help (formerly PAWS Alert)
The well-being of all Bobcats, especially students, is of paramount concern for Texas State. As members of this community, we are all Here to Help. The primary goal of this site and initiative is to provide an easily-accessible reporting site where faculty, staff, and students can report concerning student behavior that might adversely impact a student or our university community.
- Honor Code Review
Per UPPS.07.10.01 - Honor Code, the university expects faculty and students to respect and follow the Honor Code. For students, this means that all academic work will be done by the individual to whom it's assigned, without unauthorized aid of any kind. Students are strongly encouraged to communicate with their respective instructors if there is a question of whether or not a study practice, activity or any other student behavior falls under the umbrella of academic misconduct. If you believe an Honor Code violation has occurred, report it via the online form.
- Information Security
The Information Security Office (ISO) encourages Bobcats to report security incidents as soon as they are discovered. Incidents involving university information resources which require reporting include but are not limited to: inadvertent exposure, data loss, data corruption, ransomware or malware, physical destruction of information resources, defacement, fraud, and theft.
iWatchTexas is a tool students, faculty, staff, and families can use to report suspicious activity, whether on campus or in their communities. It is designed to supplement ongoing campus efforts and resources by providing a single, statewide reporting system that enables tips from different parts of the state and local communities to be reported back to schools allowing for potential interventions that enhance safety.
Users may anonymously submit reports online at iwatchtx.org, through the iWatchTexas mobile app, or by calling 844-643-2251. All reports are directed to one of eight fusion centers in Texas, which are staffed by intelligence professionals. Personnel monitor and review reports and work with law enforcement at the state, local, and federal levels.
- Outside Employment
Texas State is committed to providing an environment dedicated to teaching and research. Faculty and staff must inform the university when they are seeking or hold other employment or positions. This allows the university to determine whether there are real, potential, or perceived conflicts of interests that may arise from engaging in outside consulting, employment, and other activities.
- Police Complaint
The University Police Department (UPD) welcomes all types of feedback on their activities. If you are concerned about your interactions with the UPD and want to file a complaint, visit their online form.
- Report a Crime on Campus
The University Police Department (UPD) provides the campus community with an Anonymous Tip Line form to report crimes that take place on campus. The UPD monitors tips during normal business hours.
- Safety Hazard
The Environmental Health, Safety, Risk & Emergency Management office encourages Bobcats to report any unsafe campus conditions they encounter, such as trip/slip risks, electrical dangers, and traffic hazards via their online Safety Hazard Report or Incident Report form.
- Sexual Misconduct & Title IX Reporting
Texas State is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination. The Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX provides resources to students, faculty and staff to address concerns regarding discrimination on the basis of sex, which includes sexual misconduct.
Per the Texas State Univeristy System Sexual Misconduct Policy, Bobcats are encouraged to report sexual harassment, sexual misconduct and discrimination. Individuals can file reports on behalf of someone else, anonymously, or using a pseudonym. To submit a report, complete the Title IX Reporting form or contact The Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX at 512.245.2539.
- TSUS General Counsel
The Texas State University System's (TSUS) Office of the Vice Chancellor and General Counsel (OGC) provides legal representation and advocacy to the university. They also offer proactive legal training on a variety of legal topics, including but not limited to Title IX and ethics. For more information, visit their website.