The following information helps SFA comply with Texas law and university policy.
Important university policies
- HOP policy 01-305 (nondiscrimination)
- HOP policy 01-307 (title ix)
- HOP policy 04-106 (academic integrity)
- HOP policy 01-102 (class attendance)
- HOP policy 04-115 (satisfactory academic progress for financial aid recipients)
- HOP policy 06-103 (digital millennium copyright)
- HOP policy 04-106 (hazing)
- HOP policy 04-106 (code of student conduct and academic integrity)
- HOP policy 05-509 (firearms, explosives and ammunition)
- HOP policy 15-512 (illicit drugs and alcohol abuse)
- HOP policy 04-113 (missing student notification)
- HOP policy 05-517 (smoking, vaping and use of tobacco products)
A student of this institution is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from a university-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.
SFA Non-Discrimination Statement
SFA strives to provide an educational and work environment that affirms the rights and dignity of each individual. It is the policy of the university, in accordance with federal and state law, to prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship and veteran status. Additionally, SFA prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
The university is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity law. HOP policy 01-305 and HOP policy 01-307 outline SFA's commitment and details the procedures used to investigate complaints. Visit the SFA Non-Discrimination Statement webpage for more information.
SFA strives to ensure all students are treated in accordance with university policies. If informal procedures prove unsatisfactory, the student may file a formal written complaint to seek resolution. Procedures for filing a formal written complaint are contingent on the nature of the complaint. SFA policy outlines the specific procedures in the corresponding policy. Visit the Student Complaint Resolution webpage for more information.
Title IX Office
The Title IX Office is a legal resource for incidents that occur on campus or at university-sanctioned events. We recognize that how to proceed after you experience sex- or gender-based discrimination can be difficult. Your feelings about whether to report an incident and how to proceed may change over time. If you are not sure if you are ready to report, you may seek confidential assistance.
If you're ready to proceed with filing an official complaint, report a violation. Note: unless specifically indicated, this route is not confidential.
Duty to report child abuse and neglect
Under Texas law, a child is generally considered to be a person under 18 years of age who is not, and has not been, married. Texas law requires anyone who has reason to believe that a child has been abused or neglected to report the suspected abuse or neglect to a law enforcement agency or an agency that protects children, for example the Texas Department of Family and Protection Services.
This requirement to report applies without exception to an individual whose personal communications may otherwise be privileged, including an attorney, clergy member, social worker, mental health professional, clinic or health care facility.
Faculty and staff members must make the report within the first 48 hours after they first suspect the abuse and may not delegate or rely on another person to make the report. Reports may be made to the University Police Department at 936.468.2608. Reports should then also be made to a supervisor or other administrator as required under university policy. Visit the Duty to Report Child Abuse and Neglect webpage for more information.