The University of Texas at El Paso (“University”) is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment that is free from discrimination based on sex in accordance with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs or activities that are federally funded. Sexual misconduct is a form of sex discrimination and will not be tolerated; sexual misconduct includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, stalking, domestic violence and/or dating violence.

The essence of Title IX is that an institution may not exclude, separate, deny benefits to, or otherwise treat differently any person on the basis of sex. It protects students, employees, applicants for admission and employment, and other persons from all forms of sex discrimination. This commitment to non-discrimination applies to both employment in and admission to such programs and activities. Title IX also applies to issues of program equity such as in athletics and sexual harassment and sexual violence.

UTEP’s Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinators:

Sandy Vasquez

Title IX Coordinator

Investigates concerns related to Faculty and Staff

Assistant Vice President

Equal Opportunity and Compliance Services

Ethics Officer, ADA Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity

Kelly Hall 302


Dr. Ryan C. Holmes

Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Assistant Vice President for Student Support

Oversees investigations of concerns related to Students

Office of the AVP for Student Support

Union East 306


For investigations or to report a concern related to students, contact:

Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution

Union East 303


Dr. Catie McCorry-Andalis

Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Education, Training, & Outreach

Associate Vice President

Dean of Students

Office of Student Life

Union West 102


The full text of the related University's policies can be found in the Handbook of Operating Procedures:

Section VI, Chapter 01:

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Non-Discrimination Policy

Section VI, Chapter 03:

Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy

Section II, Chapter 01:

Student Conduct and Discipline