Title IX

Training for Students

All new and incoming students must complete mandatory Sexual Violence Prevention Training. If this applies to you, an email from @safecolleges.com will be in your STC email. If you registered after August 18, 2022, you will receive the training in early September 2022. You must use your STC email to log on to the training. You will have plenty of time (30 days) to complete the training, which lasts about 60 minutes long. If you have any questions, please see our FAQs or contact Title IX at TitleIX@southtexascollege.edu or  956-872-2307.

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, visitor and vendor 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 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.

What is Title IX?

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.

Here is what you need to know about this important law and what it means for you.

  • Title IX prohibits sex-based discrimination in every program or activity at STC.
  • This includes sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking.
  • Report incidents of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator by filing a report online, emailing TitleIX@southtexascollege.edu, or calling 956-872-2307.
  • If you have experienced sexual misconduct, support is available for you here at STC and in the community.

South Texas College Policy 4216

Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Domestic Violence, Stalking and Retaliation Prohibited: Policy 4216.

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.

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