Unlawful discrimination has no place at the University of the Incarnate Word. It violates the University’s core values, including its commitment to equal opportunity and inclusion, and will not be tolerated. Sex and gender based discrimination and harassment are prohibited by the University of the Incarnate Word policy and can constitute violations of state and/or federal law. State and federal law, including Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments, prohibits sex and gender based discrimination in all of the University’s programs and activities, and Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and its state counterpart, TEX. LAB. CODE ANN §§ 21.001—21.446, prohibits sex and gender based discrimination in employment. University of the Incarnate Word policy, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), as amended, and other state and federal laws prohibit sexual assault, stalking and relationship violence (including dating and domestic violence).
The University of the Incarnate Word prohibits sexual misconduct, that, under this policy, can include: (1) sex and gender based discrimination; (2) sexual and sex and gender based harassment (including a hostile environment based on sex or gender); (3) sexual assault; (4) sexual exploitation; (5) stalking; and (6) relationship violence (including dating and domestic violence).
The University takes all allegations of sexual misconduct seriously and is committed to providing information, education, resources, support, interim measures, and clear direction to University of the Incarnate Word community members to prevent and address such conduct. The University will always attempt to respond to sexual misconduct that it knows or should know about in order to stop prohibited conduct, prevent the recurrence of any conduct of concern, prevent and/or eliminate any hostile environment, and, where appropriate, address any effects on campus from such prohibited conduct.
Title IX and Compliance Coordinator
Caitlin McCamish, Title IX and Compliance Coordinator
Agnese Sosa, 7th Floor, Room 101
Title IX Deputy Coordinators
If you have issues or a complaint against a UIW faculty member, administrator, staff member, student or visitor concerning sexual harassment, sex discrimination, or sexual assault please contact one of the following:
Dr. Sophia Pina, Associate Dean for Student Affairs
School of Osteopathic Medicine, Brooks City Base
Dr. David Ortiz, Director Graduate Support Center
Administration Building, Room 1A
JR Chiodo-Benmuvhar, Assistant Director of Residence Life
Joeris Hall Residential Life Office, Room 110
Shannon Root, Assistant Director of Human Resources
Administration Building, Room 425
Mike Schneid, Human Resources Benefits Specialist
Administration Building, Room 425
Polly McCord, Scholarly Communications & Graduate Research Librarian
Mabee Library, Room 136
Dr. Lisa McDougle, Assistant Dean of Academic Success and Student Affairs
School of Physical Therapy, Saidoff Center, Room 2113
Individuals with questions or concerns regarding UIW and Title IX, and/or those who wish to file a complaint of non-compliance may contact the University's Title IX and Compliance Coordinator, Caitlin McCamish, directly or The United States Department of Education: Office for Civil Rights (800) 421-3481. The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is the division of the federal government charged with enforcing compliance with Title IX. Information regarding OCR can be found at: www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html