Notice of Non-Discrimination
The University of St. Thomas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, ancestry, disability, military status, veteran status, or other non-merit reasons, in admissions, educational programs or activities and employment, and complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act.
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.