Office of General Counsel
The Office of General Counsel is committed to service, knowledge of the law and facilitating the educational mission of Henderson State University. The Office of General Counsel strives to provide high quality legal counsel and services for the university while acting as a liaison with other institutions, organizations and governing bodies.
Administrative and Professional Openings
Non-classified Employment Opportunities
Consent to Disclose Employment History
Arkansas Code Annotated § 11-3-20 4 Form and Explanation
Required for HSU employees to disclose any information regarding current or previous employees.
Arkansas Child Maltreatment Reporting / Mandatory Reporting
CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE
Arkansas Child Abuse and Neglect Website
Henderson State University Employees Training and Information
Sex Discrimination, Harassment, and Assault: HSU Title IX Coordinators
Title IX information
Handling of student complaints by the Office of General Counsel
The president, vice presidents and other university employees may refer student complaints to the General Counsel for review and investigation. The university also directs that certain complaints may be made directly to the General Counsel, as set out below.
The university’s sexual harassment policy states that students may report incidents of sexual harassment directly to the General Counsel. The sexual harassment policy is set out in the Student Handbook at Section 20 on pages 46-48. Faculty and staff are also instructed to refer all known incidents or allegations of sexual harassment by students to the General Counsel during pre-season conferences.
The university has designated the General Counsel as the person to coordinate its efforts to comply with ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. The Student Handbook sets out the procedure for handling student complaints related to the accommodation of individuals with disabilities at pages 49-50.
The university has designated the General Counsel as the Title IX coordinator for the university. In that role, the General Counsel receives and handles student complaints regarding the university’s Title IX compliance. In addition, the Senior Woman’s Administrator may also handle Title IX complaints related to gender equity in athletics. The university is in the process of adding a “Title IX” page to its website that includes information on how to file a Title IX complaint. Information on Title IX and how to submit a complaint will be published in the 2011-2012 Student Handbook.
FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT OF 1974 (FERPA)
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)
The university’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) policy is set out in the Student Handbook pages 67-68.
The university’s FERPA documents, available on our website, instruct any student who feels that the university has violated FERPA to contact the General Counsel or the United State Department of Education. http://www.hsu.edu/interior4.aspx?id=5140&terms=complaint
University Committee Handbook