Office of Compliance

The Compliance Office responds to concerns regarding unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, and provides education and training for students and employees. Through collaboration with District-wide partners, Compliance staff work to ensure that students and employees enjoy a safe environment that is free from discriminatory actions based on any protected class. Equally important, an emphasis is placed on identifying and connecting individuals with resources they may need in order to fully engage in the learning and educational environment.

Prohibited Conduct

DISCRIMINATION Disparate treatment of a person or group because of their protected status
HARASSMENT Conduct that creates an intimidating, offensive, or hostile working or learning environment
RETALIATION Adverse action taken against a person for filing a complaint or participating in an investigation

College Policies Related to Compliance

Students and employees facing discrimination and harassment based on sex or gender can consult the following:

Students facing discrimination and harassment based on a protected class should refer to:

Employees wishing to file a formal complaint regarding discrimination and harassment should consult:

Education & Outreach Programs

In an effort to continuously enrich resources and to better inform our education efforts, the Compliance Office analyzes report data each year. The 2020-2021 Annual Report provides information and insight into data relevant to disclosures of discrimination and harassment reported to the College.

Data within the report gives staff better perspective on the needs of those that we support. The Compliance Resource Guide and ACC IS HERE FOR YOU: Victim’s Notice of Rights and Options are the two main publications that staff use to provide individuals with guidance and resources. Both publications are updated annually to remain current with ACC specific data trends.

Informational programs regarding ACC’s sexual misconduct policy and can be tailored to meet the needs and interests of audiences across the District. The Office of Compliance is eager to partner with interested students, faculty and staff to empower our community at ACC through education. Contact Casey Martinez, Compliance Education Coordinator, at cassandra.martinez@austincc.edu or by phone at 512-223-7857 to schedule a presentation.

2020-2021 Annual Report

Compliance Resource Guide

ACC IS HERE FOR YOU: Notice of Victim’s Rights and Options

Employee Reporting Requirements

State and Federal Law require all employees of Austin Community College to report to the District Title IX Coordinator if they become aware of the following:

  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Interpersonal Violence (Dating or Domestic)
  • Stalking
  • Sexual Exploitation
  • Gender-based harassment that is not sexual in nature

Employees receiving reports while in the course and scope of their employment are mandated to report regardless of when and where the incident occurred.  This includes reports of off-campus behaviors.

Under Texas Senate Bill 212, all employees are required to report concerns to the Compliance Office. Learn more by visiting Reporting FAQs.

SB 212 Reporting FAQs