Title IX

Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, Gender Discrimination Policy



PHSU is committed to promote and develop an environment free of any type of inappropriate gender based conduct. The University promotes an inclusive environment where diversity is key for academic and professional development. Discrimination or violence based on sex (gender) will not be tolerated. All students (as well as other persons) at recipient institutions are protected by Title IX – regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, part – or – full-time status, disability, race or national origin – in all aspects of a recipient’s educational programs and activities.

What is Title IX? 

Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations (34 CFR § 106) as administered by the Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Education (collectively referred to as “Title IX”) explicitly prohibits discrimination based on sex by any institution of higher education that receives federal funds.

Know your Right

Any member of PHSU community who thinks that they have been subjected to sex discrimination, sexual assault sexual harassment or sexual misconduct by another student, member of the faculty or staff, campus visitor or contractor, is encouraged to report the incident to the Title IX Coordinator or Title IX Campus Delegate. PHSU will respond promptly and in a manner that is not deliberately indifferent to all claims and formal Complaints to which the University has actual knowledge of sexual harassment, in an education program or activity.


Title IX Office Staff


Title IX Coordinator

Jonaira Arroyo, M. Ed, LPC

787-840-2575 Ext. 5734

1213 Acacia St. Villa Flores

Ponce, PR 00716



Title IX Deputy -Human Resources

Aixa Ramos, PHR

787-840-2575 Ext.4767

1213 Acacia St. Villa Flores

Ponce, PR 00716



Title IX Delegate – San Juan Learning Center

Mariela Gonzalez-Ramirez



Sagrado Corazon Bld. 2nd Floor Office 205

Calle Rosales Esq. San Antonio Pda 26 ½ 

Santurce, PR 007914 



Title IX Delegate – St. Louis Campus

Palka Kumar


710 N. Tucker Blvd Suite 200

St. Louis, MO 63101




US Department Of Education

Office of Civil Rights


Puerto Rico
Office for Civil Rights,
New York Office
U. S. Department of Education
32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10005-2500
Telephone: (646) 428-3800
Facsimile: (646) 428-3843
Email: OCR.NewYork@ed.gov



Office for Civil Rights,
Kansas City Office
U.S. Department of Education
One Petticoat Lane
1010 Walnut Street, Suite 320
Kansas City, MO 64106
Telephone: (816) 268-0550
Facsimile: (816) 268-0559
Email: OCR.KansasCity@ed.gov



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