Title IX Compliance
No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
– Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 to the 1964 Civil Rights Act
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. The law forbids sex discrimination in all university student services and academic programs including, but not limited to, admissions, financial aid, academic advising, residential life, athletics, discipline, recreational services, health, wellness and support services, academic assignments and grading. Title IX also forbids sex discrimination in university employment and recruitment consideration or selection.
The St. Thomas University policies that address sex-based discrimination include:
- Sexual Harassment and Relationship Violence Policy
- Student Code of Conduct
- Employee Handbook
To provide a report or file a complaint of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking, you may complete an incident report online using the following link: click here. You may also contact:
St. Thomas University’s Public Safety
Phone: (305) 628-6500
FOR EMERGENCIES, PLEASE DIAL 911
SafeColleges provides our employees and students with access to a comprehensive library of engaging courses.
Employee Access: https://stu-fl.safecolleges.com/login
Student Access: https://stustudents-fl.safecolleges.com/login
Title IX Coordinator
If you have a complaint involving sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual violence, or if you have questions about St. Thomas’ policies or procedures in these areas, please contact the Title IX Coordinator listed below.
Student Health Center, Victim Advocacy and Counseling
Community programs assisting survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking include:
St. Thomas University offers on-campus support through our Student Health & Counseling Center, located in the Building 15, known as Cascia/Glasshouse. This includes counseling resources medical services provided through Baptist Health South Florida. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments recommended.
Additionally, St. Thomas University collaborates with the following local organizations to provide resources for sexual assault, domestic violence, and substance abuse. All are available 24 hours a day and are free of charge:
The Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital is available to provide support, crisis intervention, and medical support, and counseling services. 24-hour crisis hotline: (305) 585-7273.
The Women in Distress of Broward County at (954) 761-1133, or Victim Response Inc (The Lodge) in Miami at (305) 693-0232, are both certified agencies certified to provide services and resources related to domestic violence emergency shelter, and crisis counseling.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is responsible for enforcing Title IX.
U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100
OCR Email: OCR@ed.gov
OCR Hotline: (800) 421-3481
Sexual Harassment and Discriminatory Policies
Annual Security Report