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Title IX – Discrimination

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.”

Equal Opportunity, Nondiscrimination, Sexual and Other Forms of Harassment

Equity Discrimination Resolution Process for Resolving Allegations of Harassment and Discrimination

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 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 at St. Mary’s:

University Police Department

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

Student Health Center

210-436-3506

Student Psychological and Testing Services

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

University Ministry

210-436-3213

Dean of Students Office

210-436-3331

Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital

(A sexual assault treatment nurse is on-duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week.)
210-575-8110

San Antonio Police Department – Victim Advocacy

210-207-2141


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:


Elsa O. Ybanez

Director of Human Resources
Title IX Coordinator
210-436-3725
St. Louis Hall, Room 12
eybanez@stmarytx.edu

Leona Pallansch, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Deputy Coordinator
210-436-3204
St. Louis Hall, Room 320
lpallansch@stmarytx.edu

Tim Bessler, Ed.D.

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

Brian Martinek, J.D.

Associate Director, Athletics
Deputy Coordinator
210-436-3528
Alumni Athletics & Convocation Center
bmartinek@stmarytx.edu


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