Office of Institutional Equity

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Title IX of the U.S. Department of Education's Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX") prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex/gender in any aspect of a federally funded education program or activity. Such discrimination includes, but is not limited to: sexual harassment, sexual violence, sex or gender-based bullying, hazing, stalking, domestic violence, dating violence, and failure to provide equal opportunity in admissions, activities, employment and/or athletics.

As a recipient of federal funds, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) complies with Title IX and has designated a Title IX Coordinator to oversee all complaints of sex discrimination. The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems that arise during the review of such complaints. Additionally, other responsibilities include the coordination of training, education, and communications regarding Title IX procedures for the University community.

Title IX Deputies receive and process Title IX complaints; respond to inquiries from students, staff, and faculty regarding their rights and responsibilities; and assist the Title IX Coordinator in oversight and implementation of the Title IX compliance efforts.

UTRGV has designated the following individuals to serve as the Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinators:

Position Title
Dept. Location
Contact Info
Title IX Coordinator:
Alicia G. Morley
Director, Office of Institutional Equity
Office of Legal Affairs
SSBL 3.101 -
Edinburg Campus
Deputy Coordinator: Students
Douglas Stoves
Associate Dean for Student Rights and Responsibilities
Student Rights and Responsibilities
Cortez Hall #204 –
Brownsville Campus
Assistant Deputy Coordinator:
David Marquez
Assistant Director for Student Rights and Responsibilities
Student Rights and Responsibilities
Cortez Hall #211 –
Brownsville Campus
Deputy Coordinator: Athletics
Farrah Manthei
Sr. Associate Athletic Director for Student Services/SWA
HPE1 1.102 -
Edinburg Campus
Deputy Coordinator:
Staff & Faculty
Florence R. Nocar
Employee Relations Manager
Human Resources
MASS 2.140 -
Edinburg Campus

Students, Staff, Faculty, or Applicants for Admission or Employment, or visitors who believe that they have been discriminated against on the basis of sex, may file a complaint with the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinator will assist the individual in identifying the appropriate University policy and corresponding grievance procedure to resolve the complaint in a prompt and equitable manner.

Sexual Violence

To file a complaint of sexual violence, please contact the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Coordinator listed in the table above, depending upon whom the complaint is against. In addition, you may also contact:


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Police Department                
Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: (956) 665-7151 or (956) 882-8232


Inquiries about Title IX and UTRGV's compliance may also be directed to:

Office of Civil Rights – U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202
Hotline: (800) 421-3481
TDD#: (800) 521-2172

Please click on the following link to download a copy of UTRGV's ADM 03-100 Non-Discrimination and Complaint Procedures.

Download the Notice of Nondiscrimination in PDF.