In compliance with Title IX, St. Mary’s University does not deny or limit any student or employee the ability to participate in or benefit from any program offered by the University on the basis of gender.

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity.

More information regarding Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 can be found on the Department of Justice website.

“No person in the U.S. shall, on the basis of sex be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal aid.”

How to Report a Title IX Complaint

  • File in person with a Title IX Coordinator or any deputy coordinator
  • Call or email the Title IX Coordinator at 210-436-3725 or
  • Fill out the form below

On- and Off-Campus Resources

If you experience sexual assault, sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, stalking, or dating and domestic violence, we encourage you to reach out right away – we are here to help. Victim assistance is available through numerous departments.

Confidential Resources

Student Health Center

Student Counseling Center

Main Office 210-436-3135
Counselor on Duty 210-825-3622

University Ministry

Office of Student Advocacy and Anti-Violence Education

Alamo Area Rape Crisis Center 24/7 Hotline

Other Support Resources

University Police Department

Emergency Assistance 210-431-1911
Non-emergency Assistance 210-436-3330

Dean of Students Office

Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital

(A sexual assault treatment nurse is on-duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week.)

San Antonio Police Department – Victim Advocacy

Title IX Coordinators

St. Mary’s has designated a Title IX coordinator and deputy coordinators who oversee the University’s compliance with Title IX. If you have a complaint involving sexual assault, sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, stalking, or dating and domestic violence, or if you have questions about the University’s policies or procedures in these areas, contact one of the following individuals:

Janet Guadarrama

Executive Director of Human Resources
Title IX Coordinator
St. Louis Hall, Room 012

Tim Bessler, Ed.D.

Vice President and Dean of Students
Office of Student Development
Title IX Coordinator
University Center, Room 232

Training Resources for Title IX Personnel

As required by the Department of Education, materials used to train university Title IX coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, and any person who facilitates an informal resolution process must be made publicly available.

Title IX staff and investigators also participated in an online adjudicator training program offered by the National Association of Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals (NACCOP). More information about this training program may be found online at

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