ACU encourages reporting to the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Coordinator. They can inform you of the complaint procedures, support resources, and interim measures. For information regarding the university’s legal obligation to address reports of sexual misconduct, see Section VII.C. of the policy.
You may also file a separate criminal charge by contacting the ACU Police Department or seek confidential counseling or support either on campus or off-campus. See Resources for more information about confidential reporting. Choosing one reporting option does not preclude you from pursuing another option now or in the future.
Electronic reports can be submitted by using the incident reporting form. This information goes to the Title IX Coordinator. Providing contact information is optional except in situations where employees are required to report under Texas law. Anonymous Complainants should understand that while the university will do its best to address anonymous complaints and reports, it may be limited in its ability to investigate and otherwise respond to or address them.
Direct Reporting to Title IX Office
Reports can be made directly to the Title IX Office at email@example.com or to the Title IX Coordinator or the Deputy Coordinator as identified below:
Title IX Co-Coordinators
Title IX Co-Coordinator (Complaints against Faculty, Staff, or Other Non-students)
Chief Human Resources Officer
Hardin Administration Building, Room 213
Chris Riley, J.D., M.P.A.
Title IX Co-Coordinator (Complaints against Students)
Assistant Professor of Political Science and Criminal Justice
Hardin Administration Building, Room 204
Title IX Deputy Coordinator
Sherita Nickerson, M.Ed.
Hardin Administration Building, Rm. 204
For complaints about gender equity in ACU’s athletics programs
SWA/Associate AD for Compliance & Student Services
Teague Special Events Center
1201 East Ambler Avenue
Abilene, TX 79699
For complaints related to pregnant or parenting students
Report to the Title IX Coordinator listed above
Individuals with complaints of this nature also always have the right to file a formal complaint with the United States Department of Education:
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
1999 Bryan Street, Suite 1620
Dallas, TX 75201-6810
U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100