Office of Compliance

What it is :

The Compliance Office serves a variety of functions at the university.  Primarily, our responsibilities include:

  • Facilitation of employee's complaints alleging illegal discrimination and related retaliation
  • Coordination of an employee's request for reasonable accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Facilitation of employee or student complaints alleging discrimination on the basis of disability
  • Response to the requests for public information, made pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act
  • Facilitation of the university's review of complaints made to the Ethics Point Hotline
  • Oversight of the university rules and procedures
  • Oversight of the university's Title IX program (click here to report an incident of sexual misconduct to obtain resources for a pregnant or parenting student) and education
  • Oversight of the university's export controls program and education
  • Liaison to The Texas A&M University System Office of General Counsel & university representative in legal matters
  • Ensuring compliance with state and federal regulatory requirements

What is not :

The Compliance Office is not a general complaint center.  Workplace complaints, not alleging illegal discrimination or related retaliation should be filed appropriately with the Office of Human Resources, or pursuant to the Faculty Handbook, depending on the situation.

For students, formal complaint procedures can be found on-line in the current Texas A&M University-Kingsville Student Handbook.  Informal complaints or concerns can be made verbally or in writing with individual offices on campus. 

Contact Us:

Karen B. Royal
Director of Compliance
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Phone: (361) 593-4758
Fax: (361) 593-3955

Physical Location:
Lewis Hall, Room 130
855 North University Blvd.

Mailing Address:
700 University Boulevard MSC 221
Kingsville, Texas 78363

Equal Opportunity Statement

Texas A&M University-Kingsville is committed to providing an educational and work environment that is conducive to the personal and professional development of each individual student and employee.  It is our firm commitment to ensure that equal employment opportunity, equal treatment, and equal access to programs and activities will be provided to Texas A&M University-Kingsville's students, employees, prospective employees, and the public.  To achieve this goal, discrimination based on a person's race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status or genetic information is strictly prohibited as defined by federal law and state statute.  These protections extend to employment and admissions decisions.