Title IX & Campus Safety
In accordance with Title IX, University of the Southwest (USW) does not deny or limit any student or employee the ability to participate in or benefit from any program offered by the institution on the basis of sex or gender. Click here to access supporting documentation related to Title IX at USW.
For additional information on your rights under Title IX, click here.
How to file a Title IX complaint:
File in person with the Title IX & Campus Safety Coordinator
File via email through the Title IX & Campus Safety Coordinator
Contact any USW faculty or staff member for assistance
On-and Off-Campus Contacts:
If you experience sexual harassment, gender discrimination, or sexual violence, we encourage you to reach out! We're here to help.
Should you be unable to reach the Title IX & Campus Safety Coordinator, please contact one of the following during office hours:
For after-hours, 24/7 emergency contacts, contact one of the following:
Drug & Alcohol Prevention
The Drug‐Free Schools and Campuses Regulations (34 CFR Part 86) of the Drug‐Free Schools and Communities Act require each institution of higher education (IHE) that receives federal funding, including University of the Southwest (USW), to verify that it has adopted and implemented a drug and alcohol abuse prevention program (DAAPP) to aid in the prevention of possession, use and distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol abuse by USW students and employees, both on campus and at university-sanctioned events. Regulation requires, at minimum, for each IHE to disseminate the following information, in writing, to all students and employees on an annual basis:
Standards of conduct that clearly prohibit the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on its property or as part of any of its activities
Description of the applicable legal sanctions under local, state, or federal law for the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol
Description of the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol
Description of any drug or alcohol counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation or re‐ entry programs that are available to employees or students
Statement that the institution will impose disciplinary sanctions on students and employees and a description of those sanctions, up to and including expulsion or termination of employment and referral for prosecution, for violations of the standards of conduct
In addition, regulation requires each IHE to conduct a biennial review guided by two critical objectives:
Determine the effectiveness of its DAAPP
Ensure consistent enforcement of statutes, ordinances and institutional policies related to drug and alcohol related violations
USW recognizes its legal obligation to conduct a biennial review in compliance with the Drug‐Free Schools and Communities Act and has formed a committee to determine if the university fulfills the requirements of the aforementioned federal regulations.
Click here to access supporting documentation related to drug and alcohol prevention at USW.
Campus Security & Fire Safety
At USW, the safety and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff are of paramount importance. Our campus is equipped with a comprehensive security system to ensure a secure environment. Our dedicated security personnel work round the clock to monitor and respond to any potential threats, providing a safe atmosphere for everyone. Additionally, we take fire safety seriously, with fire detection and suppression systems in place, as well as regular drills and training to ensure that everyone on campus is well-prepared in case of an emergency. Your safety is our top priority, and we strive to create a secure and comfortable environment where you can focus on your academic and personal growth with peace of mind.
Click here to access supporting documentation related to campus security and fire safety at USW.
At USW, campus wellness is a top priority, encompassing all aspects of our students' health. We recognize that health challenges can arise unexpectedly, and we are committed to providing comprehensive support. Our on-campus health services are staffed with skilled professionals ready to assist students in times of illness, offering medical care and guidance to promote a swift recovery. We also emphasize preventive care through vaccination clinics and health education programs to empower our community to maintain good health. Your well-being matters to us, and we are dedicated to supporting you on your health journey so you can focus on your academic pursuits.
Click here to access supporting documentation related to campus wellness at USW.