Title IX at UTHSCSA
Title IX Defined:
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It reads “no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio’s Commitment:
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UTHSCSA) is committed to maintaining a learning environment that is free from discriminatory conduct based on gender. As required by Title IX, UTHSCSA does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities, and it encourages any student, faculty, or staff member who thinks that he or she has been subjected to sex discrimination, sexual harassment (including sexual violence) or sexual misconduct to immediately report the incident to the Title IX Director.
In an emergency, victims of sexual abuse should call 911. For non-emergencies, they may contact UPD at 210-567-2800.
Role of the Title IX Director:
Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the U.S. Department of Education’s implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106, the UTHSCSA’s Title IX Director has primary responsibility for coordinating UTHSCSA’s efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in all the operations of the UTSHCSA, as well as retaliation for the purpose of interfering with any right or privilege secured by Title IX.
Sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, rape, and sexual exploitation, can be a form of sex discrimination under Title IX. The Title IX Director oversees the UTHSCSA’s response to reports and complaints that involve possible sex discrimination to monitor outcomes, identify and address any patterns, and assess effects on the campus climate, so the UTHSCSA can address issues that affect the wider campus community.
Title IX Director Responsibilities:
- Provide information regarding sex discrimination including sexual misconduct, harassment, and violence.
- Provide information about applicable UTHSCSA policy.
- Track and monitor incidents and complaints related to sex discrimination.
- Ensure that UTHSCSA responds effectively to any and all complaints received.
- Conduct investigations of particular situations and ensure that complaints are resolved in accordance with UTHSCSA policy.
A student, staff, or faculty member at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio should contact the Title IX Director in order to:
- seek information or training about rights and courses of action available to resolve reports or complaints that involve potential sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct,
- file a complaint or make a report of sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct,
- notify UTHSCSA of an incident or policy or procedure that may raise potential Title IX concerns,
- get information about available resources (including confidential resources) and support services relating to sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct,
- ask questions about UTHSCSA’s policies and procedures related to sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct.
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Title IX Director
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
Mail Code 7720
San Antonio, TX 78229