Title IX at UT Health San Antonio


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 (UT Health San Antonio) is committed to maintaining a learning environment that is free from discriminatory conduct based on gender. As required by Title IX, UT Health San Antonio 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 Coordinator. See HOP 4.2.2 – UT Health San Antonio Sexual Misconduct Policy

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 Coordinator:

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 UT Health San Antonio’s Title IX Coordinator has primary responsibility for coordinating UT Health San Antonio’s efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in all the operations of the UT Health San Antonio, 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 Coordinator oversees the UT Health San Antonio’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 UT Health San Antonio can address issues that affect the wider campus community.

Title IX Coordinator Duties:

  • Provide information regarding sex discrimination including sexual misconduct, harassment, and violence.
  • Provide information about applicable UT Health San Antonio policy.
  • Track and monitor incidents and complaints related to sex discrimination.
  • Ensure that UT Health San Antonio responds effectively to any and all complaints received.
  • Conduct investigations of particular situations and ensure that complaints are resolved in accordance with UT Health San Antonio policy.

A student, staff, or faculty member at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio should contact the Title IX Coordinator 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 UT Health San Antonio 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 UT Health San Antonio’s policies and procedures related to sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct.

Texas Education Code, Section 51.253(c)

Texas Education Code (TEC), Section 51.253(c) requires an institution’s Chief Executive Officer to submit a report at least once during each fall or spring semester to the institution’s governing body and post the report on the institution’s internet website. The report must contain (1) all reports received by employees under the TEC, Section 51.252 that constitutes “sexual harassment,” “sexual assault,” “dating violence,” or “stalking” (as defined in the TEC, Section 51.251), and (2) any disciplinary actions taken under TEC, Section 51.255.

Chief Executive Officer Report – UT Health San Antonio – October 2020

Guidelines for Filing a Complaint:

To file a complaint, you are encouraged to make an appointment with the Title IX Coordinator via e-mail at TitleIX@uthscsa.edu or call 210-450-8131 .

You are also able to file a report online and/or anonymously. Please, note that filing a report anonymously may limit the institution’s ability to investigate the situation fully. You may file your online and/or anonymous report HERE.

 

File a report

Title IX Coordinator:
John Kaulfus
TitleIX@uthscsa.edu
210-450-8131
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Deputy Title IX Coordinators:
Nina Sosa
TitleIX@uthscsa.edu
210-450-8131
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Derek Bell
TitleIX@uthscsa.edu
210-450-8131
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