Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of Federal financial assistance.  Sexual harassment of students, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.  Sexual violence refers to physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person's will or where a person is incapable of giving consent due to the victim's use of drugs or alcohol.  An individual also may be unable to give consent due to an intellectual or other disability.  A number of different acts fall into the category of sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual coercion, stalking and relationship violence.  All such acts of sexual violence are forms of sexual harassment covered under Title IX.

In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, UTEP does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the operation of its educational programs and activities.  This commitment to non-discrimination applies to both employment in and admission to such programs and activities.


Inquiries regarding Title IX should be referred to the University's designated Title IX Coordinator(s):

Sandy Vasquez , Title IX Coordinator (Investigation of concerns related to Faculty and Staff)
Assistant Vice President for Equal Opportunity and Compliance Services
Ethics Officer
Kelly Hall, Room 302915.747.5662

Dr. Ryan C. Holmes, Deputy Title IX Coordinator (Investigation of concerns related to Students)
Assistant Vice President for Student Support
Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution
Union East Room 303

Dr. Catie McCorry-Andalis, Deputy Title IX Coordinator (Education, Training and Outreach)
Associate Vice President and Dean of Students
Office of Student Life
Union West 102

The full text of the University's current policies on Equal Opportunity/Non-Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct and Harassment is available by clicking the following links:

Equal Opportunity/Non-Discrimination Policy

Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Harassment Policy