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

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

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 Center210-436-3506
Student Counseling CenterMain Office: 210-436-3135; Counselor on Duty: 210-825-3622
University Ministry210-436-3213
Office of Student Advocacy and Anti-Violence Education210-436-3837
Alamo Area Rape Crisis Center 24/7 Hotline210-436-3506

Other Support Resources

University Police DepartmentEmergency Assistance: 210-431-1911; Non-emergency Assistance: 210-436-3330
Dean of Students Office210-436-3331
Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital210-575-8110 (A sexual assault treatment nurse is on-duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week.)
San Antonio Police Department – Victim Advocacy210-207-2141

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
210-436-3725
St. Louis Hall, Room 012
jguadarrama2@stmarytx.edu

Tim Bessler, Ed.D.

Vice President and Dean of Students
Office of Student Development
Title IX Coordinator
210-431-5024
University Center, Room 232
tbessler@stmarytx.edu


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).

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