Notice of Non-Discrimination

South Texas College is an equal education and equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. As an equal education institution and equal opportunity employer, the College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. Discrimination is prohibited and the College will comply with all applicable College policies, and state and federal legislation. This statement extends to individuals seeking employment with and admission to the College.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding this non-discrimination statement:

Laura Requena, MGA, MPAcc, PHR, SHRM-CP 
Assistant Director of Human Resources, Title IX Investigator and 504 Coordinator
2501 W. Pecan Blvd.
McAllen, Texas 78501
Office: 956-872-3637
Email: HR_Administrators@southtexascollege.edu

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding disability:

Employee(s)

Laura Requena, MGA, MPAcc, PHR, SHRM-CP 
Assistant Director of Human Resources, Title IX Investigator and 504 Coordinator
2501 W. Pecan Blvd.
McAllen, Texas 78501
Office: 956-872-3637
Email: HR_Administrators@southtexascollege.edu

Student(s)

Santa E. Pena, M.Ed., LPC-S 
Director of Counseling, Title IX Deputy Coordinator, and 504 Coordinator 
3201 W. Pecan Blvd.
McAllen, Texas 78501
Office: 956-872-2140 
Email: santaep@southtexascollege.edu

Title IX Statement

Title IX of the Education Amendments 1972 (20 U.S.C. s1681 et seq.) and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX) state the following: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

The College strives to maintain a healthy and safe environment where all members of the community, students, faculty and staff feel welcome on College campuses and classrooms. Students, faculty and staff are thus prohibited from conducting themselves in a way that results in any form of sexual harassment, sex- based harassment and/or sexual violence.

For more information, please visit the following link https://admin.southtexascollege.edu/president/policies/pdf/4000/4216.pdf

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding sexual harassment and sexual violence:

Mary G. Elizondo, CPA, MBA, CFE, CGMA 
Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services and Title IX Coordinator
3201 W. Pecan Blvd.
McAllen, Texas 78501
956-872-3558
Email: TitleIX@southtexascollege.edu

Resources, questions, or requests for information regarding Title IX, including complaints of gender based sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence, or other sexual misconduct should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or Title IX Deputy Coordinators as listed at the Title IX webpage: https://www.southtexascollege.edu/about/notices/title-ix.html

You may refer to Policy 4216 Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct at https://admin.southtexascollege.edu/president/policies/pdf/4000/4216.

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