Summary Data from SB212 Report
Spring 2020
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Texas Education Code, Section 51.252

Number of reports received under Section 51.251
Number of confidential2 reports under Section 51.252


Number of investigations conducted under Section 51.252


Disposition3of any disciplinary processes for reports under Section 51.252:

  1. Concluded, No Finding of Policy Violation4
  2. Concluded, with Employee Disciplinary Sanction
  3. Concluded, with Student Disciplinary Sanction


Number of reports under Section 51.252 for which the institution determined not to initiate a disciplinary process, due to the following reasons:

  1. Case dismissal
  2. Insufficient information to investigate
  3. No identifiable information
  4. Respondent identity unknown/not reported
  5. Respondent not university-affiliated
  6. Complainant requested Rice not investigate
  7. Informal resolution completed
  8. Investigation is ongoing
  9. Investigation completed, preponderance of evidence not met.


Texas Education Code, Section 51.255

Number of reports received that include allegations of an employee’s failure to report or who submits a false report to the institution under Section 51.255(a)


Any disciplinary action taken, regarding failure to report or false reports to the institution under Section 51.255(c):

  1. Employee termination
  2. Institutional intent to termination, in lieu of employee resignation


1 Reports made by students and all other non-employees (including incidents under 3.5(d)(3)) are excluded from Appendices A and B. Additionally, if a Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinator determines that the type of incident described in a report, as alleged, does not constitute “sexual harassment,” “sexual assault,” “dating violence,” or “stalking” as defined in the TEC, Section 51.251, the report is excluded from Appendices A and B. It is the responsibility of the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator to assess each report received and determine whether it is properly included in this report, and if so, to correctly identify the type of incident.

2 “Number of confidential reports” is a sub-set of the total number of reports that were received under Section 51.252, by a confidential employee or office (e.g., Rice Counseling Center, Student Health Center, or STRIVE).

3 “Disposition” means “final result under the institution’s disciplinary process” as defined in the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s (THECB) rules for TEC, Section 51.259 [See 19 Texas Administrative Code, Section 3.6(3) (2019)]; therefore, pending disciplinary processes will not be listed until the final result is rendered.

4 “No Finding of a Policy Violation” in this section refers to instances where there is no finding of responsibility after a hearing or an appeal process; investigations completed with a preponderance of evidence not met are excluded, because it would not have moved forward into a disciplinary process.