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. 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.

South Texas College Policy 4216:



and Sexual Misconduct

Read Policy 4216

Additional Information

Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct Grievance Procedures
Complaint Process Flowchart
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 Disability Services
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

Access Esperanza Clinics
Mid-Valley Campus 

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/
Website: https://studentservices.southtexascollege.edu/counseling/

*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 Mario Reyna Linda Alvarado 872-6102 Mario Reyna 458-5751

Other Resources

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