TTUHSC El Paso Title IX

The University 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 University’s policy not to discriminate in employment, admission, or use of programs, activities, facilities, or services on these bases.

The University 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 laws, the University prohibits discrimination based on sex and other types of Sexual Misconduct.

The University will not take any disciplinary action against a student enrolled at the University who in good faith reports to the University being the victim of, or a witness to, an incident of Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, or Stalking for a violation by the student of the TTUHSC Student Handbook, Code of Professional Conduct, occurring at or near the time of the incident, regardless of the location at which the incident occurred or the outcome of the University’s disciplinary process regarding the incident, if any.

The University reserves the right to investigate to determine whether a report of an incident of Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, or Stalking was made in good faith.  After such investigation, the Title IX Coordinator or his/her designee will make a determination as to whether a student is entitled to amnesty.  Once a determination is made regarding amnesty for a student, such determination is final and may not be revoked.

Notwithstanding the forgoing, amnesty does not apply to a student who reports the student’s own commission or assistance in the commission of Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, or staling.

Although students eligible for amnesty may avoid formal disciplinary action under these amnesty provisions, amnesty does not preclude the University from requiring students to participate in directives such as counseling or educational opportunities relating to the conduct students were engaged in.

Abuse of these amnesty provisions by a student may result in a violation of the TTUHSC Student Handbook, Code of Professional Conduct.  The amnesty provisions do not impact criminal proceedings or charges, mandatory reporting to state licensing boards, legal actions, or actions required to comply with professional ethic requirements.


Refer to the HSCEP OP 51.03, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Sexual Misconduct, and Title IX Policy and Complaint Procedure.

 

Who to contact:

In accordance with Title IX regulations, TTUHSC El Paso has designated the following Title IX coordinators:

Thomas O'Brien
Managing Director, Human Resources
Title IX Coordinator
Email: thomas.obrien@ttuhsc.edu
Phone: 915-215-5461


Students
Valerie Paton, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Student Services
Deputy, Title IX Coordinator
Phone: 915-215-5114
Email: valerie.paton@ttuhsc.edu
Receives complaints of sexual harassment, including sexual assault, sexual violence or other sexual misconduct, against students.

Faculty and Staff
Charlotte Bingham
Assistant Vice Chancellor Admin/Director EEO
Deputy, Title IX Coordinator
eeo@ttu.edu
806-742-3627
Receives complaints of sexual harassment, including sexual assault, sexual violence or other sexual misconduct, against faculty and staff.

TTUHSC El Paso Police
Dial 911 for emergencies, 915-215-7111

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
915-215-5865 or 915-215-5861

The Deputy, Title IX Coordinator for faculty and staff matters is responsible for receiving complaints of sexual harassment, including sexual assault, sexual violence or other sexual misconduct, against faculty and staff.

Faculty, staff and the campus and local police officials can also be contacted to report incidence of misconduct.