The administrations of MD Anderson, UTHealth and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences will not tolerate sexual harassment in any form.
Examples of unacceptable behavior include but are not limited to:
- Any sexual advance or touching that is unwelcome to the recipient
- Sexually oriented comments about the body, appearance or lifestyle of a student
- Offensive non-verbal behavior such as leering or staring which is unwelcome to the recipient
- Showing or displaying sexually explicit graphics, cartoons, pictures, photographs or other objects that are exploitive or demeaning in nature
- Statements or threats which imply a link between a student's sexual conduct and his/her academic status, advancement potential, salary treatment or other academic action.
To report sexual misconduct, contact:
The GSBS requires that all GSBS students report any information they receive regarding incidents of sexual misconduct to one of the Title IX offices listed above.*
If you would like to speak confidentially with someone about a situation of concern, there are professionals on campus who can help you.
- The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at UTHealth and MD Anderson
- UTHealth Ombuds (does not include MD Anderson Ombuds)
- UTHealth Student Counseling
These employees are also required to report the incident to the Title IX offices, but they are considered confidential employees and they do not have to report names of individuals, only the type of incidence. Please seek out these offices for help and guidance if you wish to keep information confidential or are unsure whether to do so. Their contact information is listed above.
* Please note that reporting may also be required by law.