Title IX

Mission Statement

The Title IX Team is committed to maintaining an environment that respects the dignity and worth of every member of its community by ensuring that every student, staff, faculty, visitors, and vendors can work and learn in a safe and nurturing environment. Members of the campus community are entitled to an educational, learning, and working environment free of harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct, and retaliation.

Title IX applies to and protects students, staff, faculty, visitors, and vendors at the South Texas College campuses as well as other sites, centers, and programs affiliated with the College.

Vision Statement

South Texas College will be a leader and model in maintaining a respectful learning and working environment free from sexual harassment, sexual violence, and gender discrimination.

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.

Notice of Non-Discrimination
South Texas College is an equal education and equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. South Texas College does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination against any employee, applicant for employment, student, or applicant for admission on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, parental status, disabilities, genetic information, veteran status, or any other protected category under applicable local, state, or federal law. Conduct that excludes participation, denies benefits or subjects others to discrimination is prohibited. The College complies with all applicable policies and state and federal legislation in order to combat discrimination.

South Texas College Policy 4216:

Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Domestic Violence, Stalking and Retaliation Prohibited

Read Policy 4216

SB 212 Annual Reports

South Texas College SB 212 Annual Report 2020-2021

Additional Information

Incidents of Sex-Based Harassment or Discrimination Process Map
Title IX Resource Guide
Title IX Resource Guide Pregnant and Parenting

Title IX Links

Student Resources Employee Resources Pregnant or Parenting?

South Texas College Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities

South Texas College Counseling and Student Accessibility Service
956-872-2173 (Pecan Campus)
956-447-1229 (Mid-Valley Campus)
956-488-5864 (Starr County Campus)
956-872-6125 (Technology Campus)
956-872-3077 (Nursing and Allied Health Campus)

South Texas College Department of Public Safety

Mujeres Unidas/Women Together
956-630-4878 (McAllen)
956-854-4369 (Weslaco)

Family Crisis Center, Inc. (Harlingen)

Friendship of Women, Inc. (Brownsville)

Contact Your Local Police Department

Employee Resources

South Texas College Office of Human Resources
2501 W Pecan Blvd, McAllen, TX 78501
Human Resources: 956-872-3646
Benefits Department: 956-872-3804

Title IX Survivors

Community Resources

Mujeres Unidas

Family Justice Center
511 Cynthia
McAllen, Texas 78501
Office: 956-687-4715

Weslaco Satellite Center
111 E. 5th Street
Weslaco, Texas 78596
Office: 956-854-4369

Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office - Crime Victim Assistance
100 E. Cano St, 3rd Floor
Edinburg, Texas 78539
Phone: 956-292-7600

Police Departments

South Texas College Department of Public Safety
2509 W Pecan Blvd., McAllen, TX 78501
Phone: 956-872-4444

McAllen Police Department
1601 N. Bicentennial Blvd., McAllen, TX 78501
Phone: 956-681-2000

Rio Grande City Police Department
402 E. Main St., Rio Grande City, TX 78582
Phone: 956-487-8892

Weslaco Police Department
901 N. Airport Dr., Weslaco, TX 78596
Phone: 956-968-8591

Pregnant or Parenting?

For Pregnant and Parenting services students may contact the:

Office of Counseling and Student Disability Services
Pecan Campus, Building K, Room 2.900
Mid-Valley Campus, Building F, Room 110
Starr County Campus, Building G, Room 1.304C
Technology Campus, Building B, Room 175
Nursing & Allied Health Campus, Room 1.408

Email: counseling@southtexascollege.edu
Counseling Website

*Students may contact the office to schedule an appointment at the South Texas College campus nearest them.

Pregnant and Parenting Resources

Campus Nursing Mothers Rooms

Under Title IX, students have certain rights regarding their education and status as a pregnant/parenting student.

Nursing Mothers Rooms are provided to employees and students at each campus. A responsible Administrator is assigned to each campus and a contact is assigned who maintains the key to the room and the sign-in log.

Nursing Mothers Rooms

Location Administrator Room Access Contact Contact Info. After Hours Phone
Pecan Campus H 235 Paul Hernandez Rosie Pena 872-3535 Student Info Ctr. 872-8311
Mid Valley Campus H 113 Danny Montez Carolina Rodriguez 447-6631 Martin Castaneda 447-1274
Starr County Campus E 2.302 Art Montiel Azalia Barrera 488-5877 Azalia Barrera 488-5877
Nursing & Allied Health West 1.303 Jayson Valerio Karen Castillo 872-3098 Jayson Valerio 739-8623
Technology Campus C 152 Sara Lozano Linda Alvarado 872-6102 Sara Lozano 457-6293

Other Resources

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