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Department of Anthropology Statement on Harassment

The Department of Anthropology recognizes that harassment (of any kind) undermines the professional and educational success, as well as the mental and physical health, of our departmental community.

The department adopted a Statement on Values, Conduct, and Conflict Resolution in 2012. We reaffirm that all students, staff, and faculty have a right to a safe and respectful professional environment. We are committed to a culture of civility, respect, and accountability. We are committed to supporting all individuals who have experienced harassment or bullying, and/or been impacted by unethical behavior.

Individuals who feel that they have been harassed, bullied, or otherwise victimized are encouraged to report this behavior. An individual may choose to disclose the information to faculty members within the department, such as:

  • Your PhD or MS committee chair
  • Lori E. Wright, Professor & Director of Graduate Studies
  • Jeff Winking, Associate Professor & Associate Director of Graduate Studies
  • Darryl de Ruiter, Professor & Department Head

Alternatively, individuals may report to one of the following sources outside the department:

Faculty, staff, and graduate student employees share responsibility for reporting sexual harassment directly to the University Title IX Office by emailing: All employees are responsible for reporting information when alleged or suspected discrimination, sexual harassment or retaliation is experienced, observed, or made known.

Texas A&M University Notice of Non-Discrimination and Abuse

Texas A&M University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory learning, living, and working environment for all members of the University community. The University provides equal opportunity to all employees, students, applicants for employment or admission, and the public regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Texas A&M University will promptly investigate and resolve all complaints of discrimination, harassment (including sexual harassment), and related retaliation in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. The University’s response to allegations of discrimination, harassment, and related retaliation will be 1) prompt and equitable; 2) intended to prevent the recurrence of any harassment; and 3) intended to remedy its discriminatory effects, as appropriate. A substantiated allegation of such conduct will result in disciplinary action, up to and including separation from the University. Visitors, contractors, and third parties who commit discrimination, harassment or related retaliation may have their relationships with the University terminated and/or their privileges of being on University premises withdrawn.

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