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BHS School of Health Professions

Diversity and Non-Discrimination

Baptist Health System School of Health Professions is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. The School of Health Professions complies with all applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.

The guiding principle of the Baptist Health System School of Health Professions is to ensure that its learners and graduates are among the best prepared health care providers. Applying this principle to campus life, the school has vowed to support and enrich students’ collegial experience by recognizing and appreciating differences among students – including age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.

The school strives to create an environment for students and staff that is welcoming, inclusive, respectful, and free from discrimination, intolerance, and harassment. The school does not permit the use of its facilities (including online classrooms), equipment, or space to produce materials or engage in activities that inflict physical or emotional harm on students, faculty, or staff or that impede the right of individuals to work, learn, and participate in school programs and activities in violation of the United States Constitution, federal or state laws and regulations, and/or school policies.

Title IX

Title IX of the U.S. Education Act of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities in federally funded schools. Title IX protects students, employees, applicants for admission and employment, and other persons from all forms of sex discrimination, including discrimination based on gender identity or failure to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity.

The school’s Title IX Coordinator who oversees inquiries regarding nondiscriminatory policies is:

Title IX Coordinator
Baptist Health System School of Health Professions
8400 Datapoint Drive, Suite 407
San Antonio, Texas 78229-3234
Office: 210-297-9630
Fax: 210-297-0075
Email: TitleIXCoordinator@bshp.edu

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Baptist Health System School of Health Professions conducts educational programs in a place and manner accessible to individuals with disabilities and makes reasonable modifications and accommodations necessary to achieve this purpose. The School of Health Professions will provide reasonable accommodations for students with professionally diagnosed disabilities, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and acknowledged by the licensing boards for each discipline. Problems such as test anxiety, English as a second language (in and of itself), slow reading without an identified underlying cognitive deficit, or failure to achieve a desired outcome on a test are not learning disabilities and are not covered under ADA.

Students applying for accommodations should contact the department director immediately after accepting a class position. Students are then required to schedule an appointment with the school’s licensed professional counselor (LPC) and notify the student health nurse if medications are prescribed or if the condition affects the student’s mental or physical health. The LPC will provide the student with resources/referrals. It is the student’s responsibility to communicate this need each semester while enrolled in the program.

The school’s ADA Coordinator who oversees inquiries regarding nondiscriminatory policies is:

ADA Coordinator
Baptist Health System School of Health Professions
8400 Datapoint Drive, Suite 407
San Antonio, TX 78229
Office: 210-297-9630
Fax: 210-297-0075

Grievance Procedures

If a grievance cannot be resolved after exhausting the school’s grievance procedure, the student may file a complaint with:

Texas Workforce Commission
Career Schools and Veterans Education Section
101 East 15th Street, Room 226T
Austin, Texas 78778-0001
telephone (512) 936-3100
fax (512) 936-3111
career.schools@twc.state.tx.us

Students enrolled in associate or baccalaureate degree programs with unresolved complaints/ grievances may contact the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board at http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/studentcomplaints for a description of the complaint procedure and related forms.