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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 victims 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.

Reporting Issues

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

Discrimination Complaints

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

Faculty and staff

Maria "Bonnie" Becerra, Human Resources Manager
Main Building, Room 125B, San Antonio Campus
210-431-4045

Students

Students should follow the Student Discrimination Complaint Procedure outlined in the Student Handbook.

ADA Issues

Inquiries concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and related issues regarding accommodations for all campuses should follow the ADA Accommodations Grievance Procedures outlined in the Student and Employee Handbooks.

Title IX Concerns

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

The OLLU Title IX Coordinator

Nicole Monsibais, JD, Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator
Moye Hall, Room 107, San Antonio Campus
nlmonsibais@ollusa.edu 
210-431-6552

Title IX Deputy Coordinators

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.

View the list of Title IX Deputy Coordinators

Online Students

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

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