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 the Title IX Coordinator at 210-431-5024 or 210-436-3725, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Title IX Complaint Form
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.
|Student Health Center||210-436-3506|
|Student Counseling Center||Main Office: 210-436-3135; Counselor on Duty: 210-825-3622|
|Office of Student Advocacy and Anti-Violence Education||210-436-3837|
|Alamo Area Rape Crisis Center 24/7 Hotline||210-436-3506|
Other Support Resources
|University Police Department||Emergency Assistance: 210-431-1911; Non-emergency Assistance: 210-436-3330|
|Dean of Students Office||210-436-3331|
|Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital||210-575-8110 (A sexual assault treatment nurse is on-duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week.)|
|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:
Executive Director of Human Resources
Title IX Coordinator
Tim Bessler, Ed.D.
Vice President and Dean of Students
Office of Student Development
Title IX Coordinator
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.
For Title IX Investigators
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).