Howard College - Big Spring, Lamesa, San Angelo, SWCID

Compliance Certification

Core Requirement 2.1

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The institution has degree-granting authority from the appropriate government agency or agencies.
(Degree-granting Authority)

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The State of Texas has given the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) general control of public junior colleges in Texas in the Texas Statutes - Education Code Chapter 130. The THECB then grants institutions the authority to award degrees. Howard College has degree-granting authority from the THECB. The SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf of Howard College is put under the direct control of Howard College by the State of Texas (Texas Statutes-Education Code Chapter 131); therefore, the degree-granting authority also comes from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Degree-granting authority is evidenced in a letter from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.


Sexual Harassment & Sexual Violence Policy

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The Howard County Junior College District seeks to maintain an educational and working environment for its students, faculty, and staff that is free from any form of discrimination or harassment including but not limited to sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, interpersonal violence (including domestic violence and dating violence) and stalking. In accordance with federal and state law, the college prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment.

Individuals who alone, or in concert with others, participate or attempt to participate in prohibited conduct described in this policy are subject to disciplinary action by the college, notwithstanding any action that may or may not be taken by civil or criminal authorities.

The college encourages affected individuals to promptly report incidents of sex and/or gender discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, interpersonal violence, and stalking. The college also encourages individuals who may have witnessed instances of prohibited conduct to report such information.

This policy applies to all college students and employees, visitors, applicants for admission to or employment with the college, as well as college affiliates and others conducting business on campus. 

In addition to incidents that occur on the college campus, the college may take disciplinary action in response to incidents that take place during official functions of the college or functions sponsored by student organizations, or incidents that have a substantial connection to the interests of the college regardless of the location in which the incident(s) occur.

The complete employee policy and process for filing complaints can be found in the Employee Handbook, Policy 1.2.

The complete student policy and process for filing complaints can be found in the Student Handbook.

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Contact Us


Big Spring Campus

1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720

Phone: (432) 264-5000


Lamesa Campus

1810 Lubbock Hwy
Lamesa, TX 79331

Phone: (806) 872-2223


San Angelo Campus

3501 N. US Highway 67
San Angelo, TX 76905

Phone: (325) 481-8300


SWCID Campus

3200 Avenue C
Big Spring, TX 79720

Phone: (432) 264-3700

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Howard College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, veteran's status or any other protected class in its programs, activities, admission, or employment practices.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:  Director of Human Resources, 1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, TX 79720, 432-264-5100.  For further information on the policy of non-discrimination, visit this link for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area.