Title IX (Sexual Misconduct)

University of Houston-Clear Lake is committed to providing an educational, working and living environment where students, faculty, staff and visitors are free from sex discrimination of any kind. 

As Title IX Coordinators, we coordinate efforts to comply with and implement the University of Houston System Sexual Misconduct Policy. We conduct administrative investigations of reports of sexual misconduct and are available to discuss options, provide support, explain policies and procedures, and provide education on Title IX. 

The policy of UHCL is to ensure equal opportunity in all its educational programs and activities, and all terms and conditions of employment without regard to age, race, color, disability, religion, national origin, veteran's status, genetic information or sex (including pregnancy), except where such a distinction is required by law. Additionally, UHCL prohibits discrimination in all aspects of employment and educational programs on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Employees, students and visitors to campus with questions and/or complaints regarding discrimination or sexual misconduct (such as sexual violence) under Title IX may contact the Title IX Coordinator:

Corey J. Benson, M.Ed.
Title IX Coordinator
Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
University of Houston-Clear Lake
2700 Bay Area Blvd., Bayou 2521

For additional resources, information, or for additional reporting options, you may contact the following: 

Dr. Cindy Cook
Executive Director of Counseling, Health and Career Services; Training Director 
UHCL Counseling Services 
SSCB 3103 (Student Services Classroom Building, Room 3103) 

Allen Hill
Chief of Police 
University Police Department 
24 Hour Hotline:  281-283-2222 

University of Houston System Equal Opportunity Services 

David Rachita
Dean of Students 
Dean of Students Office 
SSCB 1201 (Student Services Classroom Building, Room 1201) 

(Crisis Awareness Response Emergency)  
Dean of Students  
281-283-CARE (2273) 




In an effort to understand the scope and nature of sexual violence on its campuses, the University of Houston System participated in a Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey conducted by the Educational Advisory Board Company of 34 public and private institutions in the United States during the spring 2016 and spring 2017 semesters. The anonymous, online survey assesses students’ perceptions, behaviors, attitudes and experiences with regard to sexual violence, whether on or off campus. 
The UH System has charged each campus to evaluate their students’ level of awareness and perception of sexual violence. The information collected forms a baseline measurement. Ultimately, this self-assessment guides each campus in determining its need for resources to increase education and prevention and to accommodate those who have been exposed to sexual violence.