Office of Institutional Equity

The University of Texas-Pan American
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-Pan American (UTPA) 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.

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

Role Name Position Title Dept. Location Contact Info
Title IX Coordinator: Alicia G. Morley Director, Office of Institutional Equity Office of Legal Affairs SSBL 3.101 956-665-2103
Deputy Coordinator: Students Mari Fuentes-Martin Associate Vice President & Dean of Students Office of the Dean of Students UCTR 323 956-665-2899
Deputy Coordinator: Athletics Farrah Manthei Associate Athletic Director for Administration/SWA Athletics HPE1 1.102 956-665-2221
Deputy Coordinator: Staff & Faculty Larae Elias Associate Director for Talent Management Human Resources MASS 2.140 956-665-2516

Students, Staff, Faculty, or Applicants for Admission or Employment who believe that he or she has 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-Pan American Police Department
Academic Support Facilities Complex (ASFC) 1.201
Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: (956) 665-7151


Inquiries about Title IX and UTPA'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

View the entire Non-Discrimination Policy in the UTPA Handbook of Operating Procedures
Download the Notice of Nondiscrimination in PDF