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Notice of Non-Discrimination

Baylor College of Medicine is committed to a safe and supportive learning and working environment for its learners, faculty and staff. College policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, disability or genetic information. Harassment based on any of these classifications is a form of discrimination and also violates College policy (02.2.25, 02.2.26) and will not be tolerated. In some circumstances, such discriminatory harassment also may violate federal, state or local law.

If you believe that you have experienced or observed discrimination or harassment based on gender, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation, please contact the College’s Title IX Coordinator.

Mikiba W. Morehead, Title IX Coordinator
Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion
One Baylor Plaza - Main Campus
Cullen Building, Suite 415A
Mail Stop: BCM119
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-798-8137

If you believe that you have experienced or observed discrimination or harassment based on race, color, age, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information, please contact the College’s Employee Relations Team in the Office of Human Resources.

Employee Relations Team, Office of Human Resources
Phone: 713-798-4346

To make a report outside of the College you may file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR).

Texas Location:
Office for Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Education
1999 Bryan Street, Suite 1620
Dallas, Texas 75201-6810
Telephone: 214-661-9600
FAX: 214-661-9587; TDD: 800-877-8339

National Headquarters:
U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg.
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100
Telephone: 800-421-3481
FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 800-877-8339


Read about Baylor College of Medicine's Mission, Vision and Values

Institutional Diversity Policy

Read about Baylor College of Medicine diversity policy.  


Read about Baylor College of Medicine accreditation.

Students are responsible for all information on this site.

In addition to the policies and procedures presented in this handbook, all students are expected to abide by all policies of Baylor College of Medicine as published in the College's Policy and Procedures Manual (Intranet Link). The Academic Policies website provides links to policies of particular relevance to students. 

Services for Baylor College of Medicine are offered both by individual programs and by the College. Students are encouraged to visit the Office of Student Services website for updated listings of services provided by the College.