At ACU, we strive to comply with all applicable legal requirements prohibiting, preventing, and responding to sexual misconduct against any member of the ACU community. Moreover, as a Christian community, ACU has committed itself, unequivocally, to ensuring a working and learning environment in which the dignity of every individual is respected.
Our Title IX – Sexual Misconduct Policy outlines specific definitions and procedures related to sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, sexual assault, stalking, and relationship violence. If you experience sexual misconduct in any of these forms, we encourage you to report it so that we can help maintain a work and academic environment free of unlawful behavior.
If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault or other misconduct and are in need of immediate help, use this page to find who to contact.
ACU encourages reporting to the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Coordinator.
State Required Employee Reporting Data Summary
Under the Texas Education Code (TEC), Section 51.253(c), the institution’s Chief Executive Officer is required to post on the institution’s internet website a report concerning the reports received by employees under the TEC, Section 51.252 the type of incident described in the employee’s report constitutes “sexual harassment,” “sexual assault,” “dating violence,” or “stalking” as defined in the TEC, Section 51.251, and any disciplinary actions taken under TEC, Section 51.255.
For the purposes of complying with the Chief Executive Officer’s reporting requirements under TEC, Section 51.253(c), the linked summary data report includes all of the required reporting information. ( When identifiable, duplicate reports were consolidated and counted as one report in the summary data, and confidential employee reporting is noted as a sub-set to the total number of reports received.) The summary data is categorized based on the reporting requirements under TEC, Section 51.253(c). The reports received may be applicable in multiple reporting categories, and therefore, the summary data in the categories may not add up to the totals of other categories. Any additional reports received by the Title IX Coordinator that do not meet the required reporting criteria in the Texas Education Code have been omitted for the compliance purposes of this specific report. For example, reports made by students and all other non-employees (including incidents under 3.5(d)(3)) are excluded from these reports. Additionally, if a Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinator determines that the type of incident described in a report, as alleged, does not constitute “sexual harassment,” “sexual assault,” “dating violence,” or “stalking” as defined in the TEC, Section 51.251, the report is excluded. It is the responsibility of the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator to assess each report received and determine whether it is properly included in this report, and if so, to correctly identify the type of incident.