Title IX Protections

Title IX prohibits educational institutions from excluding, separating, denying benefits, or otherwise treating individuals differently on the basis of sex. Sex-based discrimination is prohibited at UT Health San Antonio both by law and by University and UT System policies.

Who does Title IX apply to?

Title IX and the UT Health San Antonio Sexual Misconduct Policy – HOP 4.2.2 applies to all members of the university community regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Title IX and HOP 4.2.2 apply to students, faculty and employees. All members of the university community are expected to adhere to the standards outlined in HOP 4.2.2 policy, and are afforded the same rights and protections against sexual misconduct.

Title IX & Pregnant and Parenting Students

Title IX provides for equal educational opportunities for pregnant and/or parenting students. It prohibits educational institutions from discriminating against pregnant students based upon their marital status and prohibits discrimination against a student because of pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, or recovery from related conditions.

UT Health San Antonio is required to provide reasonable accommodations due to pregnancy and parenting needs, including excused absences, changes in the work environment, or alternative participation options. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to pregnancy or a related condition or feel that reasonable accommodations are not being provided, please contact the Title IX Office.

In accordance with UT Health San Antonio’s Breastfeeding and Expression of Breast Milk on Campus Policy (HOP 4.8.11), designated, private locations for mothers to breastfeed or express milk on campus as well as an access request form, can be found here or by visiting UT Health San Antonio’s Human Resources, Rooms for Nursing Mothers webpage. Access request forms must be submitted to Leigh Ann Kensky at kensky@uthscsa.edu.

More information and some helpful handouts regarding Title IX protections for pregnant and/or parenting students can be found on the Resources webpage, Helpful Handouts section.