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Reporting Sexual Misconduct

purple ribbon handsIf you feel you are in danger,
call 5555 (on campus phone)
or 281-476-9128

Reporting – Student Options

Students have several options when reporting harassment, discrimination, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating, or stalking.  For more information about reporting any complaints, go to: http://www.sanjac.edu/student-services/student-concerns/student-handbook/complaint-procedures.

Students who have experienced a sexual assault, sexual violence, or other crimes may seek advice, assistance, and resources from the Dean of Compliance and Judicial Affairs, Dean of Student Development, Educational Planning, Counseling and Completion*, or the College’s Title IX Coordinator. Individuals within these offices can assist the complainant with accessing medical or counseling services, advocacy services, social support services, legal services, and police services. Even in the absence of a formal complaint, the College may be able to provide assistance to the complainant with respect to his or her academic, living, transportation, or working situations. For example, a student might wish to explore changing into another class or class time.

Contact Information:

Title IX Coordinator (for students)
    Joanna Zimmermann, 281-476-1863

Title IX Coordinator (for employees)
    Sandra Ramirez, 281-991-2648

Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Services
8060 Spencer Hwy.
Pasadena, TX 77505
joanna.zimmermann@sjcd.edu
281-476-1863

Dean of Compliance and Judicial Affairs
8060 Spencer Hwy.
Pasadena, TX 77505
clare.iannelli@sjcd.edu

Compliance Officer
8060 Spencer Hwy.
Pasadena, TX 77505
danessa.trahan@sjcd.edu

Dean of Student Development - Central Campus
8060 Spencer Hwy.
Pasadena, TX 77505
shelley.rinehart@sjcd.edu
281-999-6150 ext. 1012

Dean of Student Development - North Campus
5800 Uvalde Road
Houston, TX 77049
tami.kelly@sjcd.edu
281-459-7653

Dean of Student Development - South Campus
13735 Beamer Road
Houston, TX 77089
debbie.smith@sjcd.edu
281-922-3455

 

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Educational Planning, Counseling & Completion

Central Campus
  281-478-2768

 North Campus
   281-459-7192

  South Campus
    281-922-3444

* Free short term counseling is available by contacting Educational Planning, Counseling & Completion at any of the three campuses.

Assistance for Employees

Employees who have experienced a sexual assault, sexual violence, or other crimes may seek advice, assistance, and resources from the College’s Title IX Coordinator, Title IX Investigator or the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Title IX Coordinator
  Sandra Ramirez, 281-991-2648

Title IX Investigators
  Vickie Del Bello, 281-998-6357
  Gretchen Rapp, 281-998-6314
  Tracy Willis, 281-998-6332

  Employee Assistance Program
    www.uteap.org
    713-500-3327

Reporting to Police

Students who have experienced a sexual assault, sexual violence, stalking, domestic violence, or other crimes may file a report directly with the College police or any local law enforcement agency. Students are not required to file a police complaint in order to receive assistance from the College. Additionally, reporting an offense does not commit the student to pursuing further legal action. Students who desire assistance in order to make a police report may contact the Dean of Compliance & Judicial Affairs, Dean of Student Development, Education Planning, Counseling & Completion, or the Title IX Coordinator.

  • Contact information for the San Jacinto College Police Department: From campus phone: 5555; From cell phones: 281-476- 9128; Non-emergency: 281-476-1820; Hearing Impaired Phone Number for text messages: 713-469-1071.
  • Contact information the Houston Police Department: 713-884-3131 (non-emergency)
  • Contact information for the Pasadena Police Department: 713-477-1511; 713-477-1221 (non-emergency)

Reporting – Employee Obligations

All employees are encouraged to report incidents of sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment to the College’s Title IX Coordinator. Some employees, however, will have a mandatory duty to report incidents if they know or in the exercise of reasonable care should know that a violation has occurred.  Responsible employees include those who have the authority to take corrective action and those who students reasonably could believe have such authority.  Responsible employees include the chancellor, vice chancellors, provosts, deans, vice presidents, faculty, police officers, directors, human resources administrators, and coaches.

Get the facts on Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking

What is Domestic/Dating Violence?

Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of abusive behavior that is used by an intimate partner to gain or maintain power and control over the other intimate partner. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This can include any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, threaten, blame, injure, or wound someone.

Dating violence is defined as violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim; and where the existence of such a relationship is determined based on the following factors

  • Length of the relationship
  • Type of the relationship
  • Frequency of interaction between the persons in the relationship

Am I a Victim of Domestic/Dating Violence?

  • Does your partner get jealous when you talk with others?
  • Does your partner frighten or intimidate you?
  • Does your partner put you down, but then tell you that he/she loves you?
  • Does your partner try to impose restrictions on the way you dress or your appearance?
  • Have you been pushed, shoved, held down, hit, kicked, or had things thrown at you by your partner?
  • Are you afraid to break up with your partner because of fear of personal safety?
  • Has your partner forced or intimidated you into having sex?

Types of Domestic/Dating Violence

Physical Abuse:
Hitting, slapping, shoving, grabbing, pinching, biting, hair pulling, etc. are types of physical abuse. This type of abuse also includes denying a partner medical care or forcing alcohol and/or drug use upon him or her.

Sexual Abuse:
Coercing or attempting to coerce any sexual contact or behavior without consent. Sexual violence includes, but is certainly not limited to, marital rape, attacks on sexual parts of the body, forcing sex after physical violence has occurred, treating one in a sexually demeaning manner and controlling reproduction by sabotaging methods of birth control.

Emotional Abuse:
Undermining an individual’s sense of self-worth and/or self-esteem is abusive. This may include, but is not limited to constant criticism, diminishing one’s abilities, name-calling, or forbidding one’s attendance at school or employment.

Psychological Abuse:
Elements of psychological abuse include– but not limited to– causing fear by intimidation; threatening physical harm to self, partner, children, or partner’s family, friends, at school and/or work.

Stalking:
Consistent behavior that is directed specifically at another person that causes that person to suffer substantial emotional distress or to fear for his or her personal safety or security.

How can I help a friend who is being abused?

Acknowledge your friend is in a difficult situation.
   Let the friend know he/she is not alone.

Be Supportive.
   Listen and be available. Remember it may be difficult for your friend to talk about the abuse.

Be Non-Judgmental.
   Respect your friend’s decisions. There are many reasons why victims stay in abusive relationships.
   Do not criticize the choice to stay.

Don’t be afraid to show that you are concerned.
   Describe what you see is going on and that you want to help.
   Let your friend know he/she deserves a healthy, nonviolent relationship.

If your friend breaks up with an abuser, continue to be supportive.
   Your friend may feel sad or lonely and be tempted to return to the abuser.

Encourage your friend to talk to professionals who can offer support.
   San Jacinto College has resources such as the police, Counseling Services, and Human Resources.
   They can also direct you to other resources for assistance.

State of Texas Statistics

In 2013, the state of Texas reported the following family violence data:

Number of incidents: 185,453
Number of victims: 199,752
Number of offenses: 194,756

Source: Texas Department of Public Safety, Crime in Texas 2013

Resources

Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse
  713-224-9911

Bay Area Turning Point, Inc.
  http://www.bayareaturningpoint.org/
  24-Hour Hotline: 281-386-2525

Houston Area Women’s Center
  http://www.hawc.org/
  Rape Crisis Hotline: 713-528-7273
  Domestic Violence Hotline: 713-528-2121

Houston Health and Human Services Department
  http://www.houstontx.gov/health/HHS-Home-Page

National Center for Victims of Crime
  http://www.ncvc.org
  1-800-394-2255

National Crime Prevention Council
  http://ncpc.org
  202-466-6272

  National Domestic Violence Hotline
    http://www.ndvh.org
    1-800-799– SAFE

  National Sexual Violence Resource Center
    http://nsvrc.org
    1-800-692-7445

  Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network
    http://www.rainn.org
    1-800-353-HOPE

  The Bridge Over Troubled Waters
    http://www.thebridgeovertroubledwaters.org/
    24-Hour Hotline: 713-473-2801

  The Montrose Center
    http://www.montrosecenter.org/hub/services/avp/
    713-529-3211