Nondiscrimination Policy

Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) is an equal opportunity institution and is committed to fostering a diverse environment that is free from discrimination. The school fully subscribes to all federal and state laws banning discrimination in institutions of higher education. Our Lady of the Lake University will not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student in our educational programs or activities or applicant for admission on the basis of race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, marital status, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military status (including disabled veterans, Vietnam-era veterans or recently separated veterans), predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other protected category under applicable local, state and federal laws, including protections for those opposing discrimination or participating in any allegation process on campus or within the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or other human rights agencies. These types of discrimination are prohibited by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable laws as well as University policies.

This policy covers discrimination both in employment and in access to educational opportunities. Therefore any member of the University community who acts to deny, deprive or limit the educational or employment access, benefits or opportunities of any member of the University community on the basis of their actual or perceived membership in the protected classes listed above are in violation of this policy.


As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, information regarding crime statistics, campus safety, crime prevention and victim’s assistance is available at:

http://www.ollusa.edu/s/1190/hybrid/default-hybrid-ollu.aspx?sid=1190&gid=1&pgid=8127.

Our Lady of the Lake University is a Catholic institution, sponsored by the Congregation of the Divine Providence. The staff and faculty of Our Lady of the Lake University place a high commitment on the core values of community, integrity, trust and service, and it is our policy to provide an educational environment and workplace experience free of sexual harassment, misconduct, violence or discrimination. These acts are not tolerated at our institution and are also prohibited by several federal laws including but not limited to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

For full information about our Title IX, Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Policy and Procedures please visit: www.ollusa.edu/TitleIX.


The following persons have been designated to handle issues related to the nondiscrimination policies set forth by the University.

Inquiries concerning all discrimination complaints including the Age Act as designated by 34 CFR 110.25 (that fall outside the scope of disability discrimination and sexual discrimination including Title IX) for all campuses should be directed to:

Patricia Gomez, Assistant Director for Human Resources (faculty and staff)
Main Building, Room 125H, San Antonio Campus
210-431-5550

Suzanne Patrick, Compliance Officer (students)
Moye Hall, Room 305, San Antonio Campus
210-431-6552

Inquiries concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and related issues of disability discrimination for all campuses may be directed to:

Suzanne Patrick, Compliance Officer (students)
Moye Hall, Room 305, San Antonio Campus
210-431-6552

Patricia Gomez, Assistant Director for Human Resources (faculty and staff)
Main Building, Room 125H, San Antonio Campus
210-431-5550

Inquiries concerning Title IX and related issues of sex discrimination may be directed to:

The OLLU Title IX Coordinator:
Suzanne Patrick, Compliance Officer
Main Building, Room 104A, San Antonio Campus
210-431-6552

The Title IX deputy coordinators for OLLU are primarily responsible for serving as the main contacts to individuals bringing complaints, and acting as impartial sources of assistance in the resolution of disputes. Upon receiving complaints, the deputy coordinators investigate the incident or overseeing the investigation and, when called for, coordinate the formal hearing process.

Title IX deputy coordinators

Title IX Deputy Coordinators for Complaints Submitted by Students

Cullen Grinnan, Associate Professor of Education
Moye Hall, Room 303, San Antonio Campus
210-431-6731

James Kling, Head Softball Coach
Worden School, Room 27-A, San Antonio Campus
210-431-4107

Adrienne Rodriguez, Associate Athletics Director, Director of Campus Recreation
University Wellness and Activities Center, Room 116, San Antonio Campus
210-431-4154

Amelia Romo, Program Coordinator, Center for Women in Church and Society
Elliott House, Room 200, San Antonio Campus
210-528-6778

Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Complaints Submitted by Staff and Faculty
Patricia Gomez, Assistant Director for Human Resources
Main Building, Room 125H, San Antonio Campus
210-431-5550

Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Complaints Submitted by Staff, Faculty and Students on the Rio Grande Valley (La Feria) campus:
Patricia M. Longoria, PhD, Director
La Feria Campus
956-277-0146

Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Complaints Submitted by Staff, Faculty and Students on Houston (The Woodlands) campus:
Melinda Kirtley, Director/Admissions Counselor
Houston Campus, Room118H
936-273-7620

Please note that all online faculty, staff and students should submit complaints to the San Antonio Campus contacts.  Reports submitted in the Rio Grande Valley and Houston will be investigated jointly by the contact on that campus and the San Antonio Campus contacts.

Hard copies of this policy can be obtained at the following locations on the San Antonio campus:
Office of Academic Affairs, Main Building, Room 104
Human Resources Office, Main Building, Room 125
Office of Student Life, Providence Hall, Room 104
Counseling Services, Providence Hall, Room 101
Student Success Center, Moye Hall, Lower Level

Hard copies of this policy can be obtained at the following location on the Houston (The Woodlands) campus:
Director of the Houston campus Office, Houston Campus, Room 118H

Hard copies of this policy can be obtained at the following location on the Rio Grande Valley (La Feria) campus:
Director of Rio Grande Valley Campus’s Office, La Feria Campus