Other Policies

Criminal Background Check

In order to provide a safe environment for patients, visitors, faculty, employees, and students at TTUHSC El Paso, criminal background checks were instituted as of September 1, 2006. Compliance with this policy is required of all entering students. Criminal background checks allow the university to evaluate whether TTUHSC El Paso students are qualified, eligible, and possess the character and fitness to participate in clinical care and/or clinical rotation sites at TTUHSC El Paso or affiliated institutions.

Admission of Disabled Students

A copy of the Standards for Curricular Completion will be provided to all applicants at interview and to all matriculants prior to orientation. A copy is also included in the Medical Student Handbook. An abbreviated version is posted on this web site. If a student is offered and accepts admission to the school of medicine the student must sign an acknowledgment that he or she has read and understands that the standards for curricular completion must be met, with or without accommodation.

Title IX Compliance

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) does not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on or related to sex, race, national origin, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected categories, classes, or characteristics. While sexual orientation and gender identity are not explicitly protected categories under state or federal law, it is the policy of TTUHSC El Paso not to discriminate in employment, admission, or use of programs, activities, facilities, or services on these bases.

TTUHSC El Paso is committed to providing and strengthening an educational, working, and living environment where students, faculty, staff, and visitors are free from sex discrimination of any kind. In accordance with Title VII, Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE), and other federal and state law, TTUHSC El Paso prohibits discrimination based on sex and other types of sexual misconduct.

For questions regarding Title IX contact:

For reports or notices of discrimination and/or harassment against a student contact:

  • Kathryn V. Horn, M.D., Assistant Vice President for Student Services
    TTUHSC El Paso Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Students
    915-215-4786
    kathryn.horn@ttuhsc.edu
    Office of Student Services
    5001 El Paso Drive
    MEB, Room 2140E
    El Paso, TX 79905

For reports or notices of discrimination and/or harassment by or against employees contact:

  • Charlotte Bingham, Managing Director of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity
    TTUHSC El Paso Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Employees
    806-742-3627
    eeo@ttu.edu
    TTU Office of Equal Employment Opportunity
    TTU Administration Building
    Room 210
    Box 1073
    Lubbock, TX 79409