Reporting Sexual Misconduct
If you feel you are in danger,
call 5555 (on campus phone)
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.
Title IX Coordinator (for students)
Title IX Coordinator (for employees)
Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Services
Dean of Compliance and Judicial Affairs
Dean of Student Development - Central Campus
Dean of Student Development - North Campus
Educational Planning, Counseling & Completion
* 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
Title IX Investigators
Employee Assistance Program
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Listen and be available. Remember it may be difficult for your friend to talk about the abuse.
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, non-violent 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 2016, the state of Texas reported the following family violence data:
Number of incidents: 196,564
Number of victims: 214,815
Number of offenses: 208,764
Source: Texas Department of Public Safety, Crime in Texas 2016
Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse
Bay Area Turning Point, Inc.
Houston Area Women’s Center
Houston Health and Human Services Department
National Center for Victims of Crime
National Crime Prevention Council
National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network
Stalking Resource Center
The Bridge Over Troubled Waters
The Montrose Center