Welcome to DIA
The University of Texas at Austin is committed to advancing a fair, just, and supportive campus culture. As part of that commitment, the University created the Department of Investigation and Adjudication (DIA) to investigate allegations of discrimination, harassment, and other prohibited conduct. These claims can involve students, faculty, staff, contractors, applicants, visitors, and other members of the University community. As a neutral investigator, DIA supports the University in fostering a campus environment that is inclusive, respectful, and free from discrimination and harassment.
To support the University’s compliance with applicable laws and policies and promote equal opportunity within the workplace and academic environment by providing a centralized, impartial process to:
- INVESTIGATE — thoroughly and with integrity — claims of discrimination or harassment based on protected categories such as race or gender, and complaints alleging unwelcome sexual conduct, retaliation, or other prohibited conduct; and
- ADJUDICATE — through fair and efficient live hearings — allegations of sexual assault, interpersonal violence, stalking, and sexual harassment.
Learn more about DIA's investigative process.
Learn more about DIA's hearing procedures.
The University of Texas at Austin is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and Title IX institution that complies with all applicable federal and state laws. To ensure compliance, DIA investigates alleged violations of the following policies in the University’s Handbook of Operating Procedures (HOP):
- HOP 3-1022 — Protection from Retaliation for Suspected Misconduct Reporting (Whistleblower)
- HOP 3-3010 — Disability Accommodation for Applicants and Employees
- HOP 3-3012 — Religious Accommodation for Applicants and Employees
- HOP 3-3020 — Nondiscrimination Policy
- HOP 3-3021 — Preventing Discrimination Against Pregnant and Parenting Students
- HOP 3-3031 — Prohibition of Sexual Assault, Interpersonal Violence, Stalking, Sexual Harassment, and Sex Discrimination
- HOP 3-3050— Consensual Relationships
- HOP 5-1260 — Employment of Close Relatives (Nepotism)
- HOP 5-4310 — Family and Medical Leave
These policies protect you from discrimination or harassment based on race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender expression, religion, age, national origin, ethnicity, veteran status, disability, genetic information, military status, or any other legally protected basis. They also protect you from retaliation for reporting a suspected policy violation or participating in an investigation.
You have the right to file a complaint with DIA to raise concerns about discrimination, harassment, or retaliation at The University of Texas at Austin.
Reporting requirement under Texas Senate Bill 212: Any faculty or staff member who learns of an incident involving sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, or stalking committed by or against a student or employee must report it to the University’s Title IX coordinator.
Any person may report what they believe to be an act of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation at The University of Texas at Austin.
Read our Annual Report for a comprehensive look at DIA's accomplishments over the last fiscal year.
For questions about the complaint process or more information about the University’s policies prohibiting discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, email or call DIA.
See a list of DIA staff. (EID required to view contact information.)
The Title IX Office maintains a comprehensive list of University resources available to students and employees.