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Policy Compliance

Policy Compliance

The following information helps SFA comply with Texas law and university policy.

Important university policies

Additional information

Textbooks

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. University policy 2.11 and university policy 2.13 outline SFA's commitment and details the procedures used to investigate complaints. Visit the SFA Non-Discrimination Statement webpage for more information.

Student Complaints

SFA strives to ensure all students are treated equitably and 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 violationNote: unless specifically indicated, this route is not confidential.

Phone: 936.468.8292
Email: titleix@sfasu.edu
Website: sfasu.edu/lumberjacks-care
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
Location: McKibben Education Building Room 304

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.

 

Contact

Dean of Students Office
936.468.7249
Fax: 936.468.7111
dos@sfasu.edu  

Physical Address:
1936 North Street
Rusk Building, Third Floor Lobby

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13066, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas  75962