The University of Texas at El Paso (“University”) is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment that is free from discrimination based on sex in accordance with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs or activities that are federally funded. Sexual misconduct is a form of sex discrimination and will not be tolerated; sexual misconduct includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, stalking, domestic violence and/or dating violence.
The essence of Title IX is that an institution may not exclude, separate, deny benefits to, or otherwise treat differently any person on the basis of sex. It protects students, employees, applicants for admission and employment, and other persons from all forms of sex discrimination. This commitment to non-discrimination applies to both employment in and admission to such programs and activities. Title IX also applies to issues of program equity such as in athletics and sexual harassment and sexual violence.