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.
The following person has been designated to coordinate compliance regarding the non-discrimination policies set forth by the university:
Nicole Monsibais, JD
The following persons or procedures have been designated to handle complaints related to the nondiscrimination policies set forth by the university:
Faculty and Staff
Inquiries concerning all discrimination complaints including the Age Discrimination Act as designated by 34 CFR 110.25, Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and related issues regarding accommodations for all campuses (that fall outside of sexual discrimination including Title IX) should follow the Employee Complaints and Grievances Policy outlined in the Employee Handbook. Inquiries may be directed to:
Assistant Director of Human Resources
Human Resources Manager
Inquiries concerning all discrimination complaints including the Age Discrimination Act as designated by 34 CFR 110.25, Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and related issues regarding accommodations for all campuses (that fall outside of sexual discrimination including Title IX) should follow the Student Non-Academic Complaint and Grievance Procedures outlined in the Student Handbook. Inquiries may be directed to:
Vice President of Student Affairs
Inquiries may also be directed to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights by visiting https://ocrcas.ed.gov/contact-ocr or calling 1-800-421-3481.
Title IX Complaints
All 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
Title IX Deputy Coordinators
The Title IX Deputy Coordinators for OLLU serve as the main contacts to individuals during the investigation of complaints and act as impartial sources of assistance in the resolution of disputes.
File an online Title IX Incident Report , or give verbal notice to, the Title IX Coordinator at any time (including during non-business hours) by using the telephone number or email address, or by mail to the office address, listed for the Title IX Coordinator. For more information on the Title IX Policy and Grievance Procedures, including reporting options, visit www.ollusa.edu/titleix.
Inquiries about Title IX may be directed to OLLU’s Title IX Coordinator, to the U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary, or both. The Assistant Secretary can be contacted at U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, 400 Maryland Avenue S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202, or 1-800-421-3481.