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How to Report A Complaint

Reporting Procedures

The procedures outlined below are intended to provide a prompt and equitable resolution for complaints or reports of alleged discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, or retaliation in violation of this policy. The procedures relating to investigation, resolution, and appeals of complaints against students, including complaints of student-on-student sexual assault, are found in the Code of Student Conduct.

Making a complaint or report

Reports should be made as soon as possible after an incident. All individuals are encouraged to report discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and retaliation so that prompt effective action can be taken.

All complaints and third-party reports of conduct in violation of this policy should be made to the Title IX Coordinator or to a Deputy Title IX Officer identified below.

There are several ways to submit a complaint or report:

  • Leave a private message for the Title IX Coordinator at (817)257-8228.
  • File a written complaint with the Title IX Coordinator.
  • Make an appointment to see the Title IX Coordinator or one of the Deputy Title IX Officers.
  • File Online

The contact information for the Title IX Coordinator is:

Andrea Vircks-McDew
The Harrison, Suite 1800
Office of Institutional Equity

The Deputy Title IX Officers are:

Kim Johnson
Senior Associate Athletics Director TCU Athletics
John Justin Athletic Center, Room C206

Kristen Taylor
Director of Employee Relations Human Resources
3100 W. Berry St., Fort Worth, Texas

Dr. Lisa McBride
Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion
TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine

The Title IX Coordinator coordinates and tracks all complaints and reports of conduct alleged to violate this policy. The Title IX Coordinator may handle a complaint alleging a violation of this policy, or it may be handled by one of the Deputy Title IX Officers or another appropriate University official. The Title IX Coordinator and/or Deputy Title IX Officers may confer with one another or others when deemed appropriate.

For immediate assistance, anyone who feels physically threatened or who has been a victim of a physical assault, including sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking should call 911 if off-campus and TCU Police, 817-257-7777 if on-campus.  In addition to assisting with a criminal complaint, TCU Police have 24/7 access to the appropriate TCU administrator twenty-four and the Fort Worth Police Department.

Some forms of discrimination and harassment may violate federal and/or state laws, and some may involve criminal conduct. Reports of criminal conduct should be made to law enforcement, even if it is uncertain whether the particular conduct is a crime. In some circumstances, conduct may violate this policy although it does not violate the law. A person may choose to use external processes to resolve their complaints, including contacting various agencies, instead of or in addition to pursuing the internal grievance procedures available at TCU.