Notice of Non-Discrimination

The University of St. Thomas is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and equal educational opportunity. St. Thomas does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  The university’s policy of non-discrimination extends to all aspects of its operations, including but not limited to, employment, educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs and all other educational programs and activities. 

Sex Discrimination, Harassment, and Assault: UST Title IX Coordinator

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It reads:

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

— Legal Citation: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,
and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)

The University of St. Thomas (UST) mission and convictions embody UST’s commitment to promote and protect the personal dignity and well-being of every member of the UST community. Sexual harassment, sexual assault and other forms of sexual misconduct are antithetical to the commitment. Moreover, they constitute unlawful sex discrimination. All forms of sexual misconduct are prohibited by UST.

The UST mission and convictions also embody UST’s strong commitment to academic freedom, rigorous thinking and the free and full pursuit of knowledge and truth by every member of the UST community. The prohibition on sexual misconduct is critical to and consistent with these commitments. UST cannot achieve its educational objectives in an environment in which sexual harassment or other forms of sexual misconduct are tolerated.