Temple College is committed to fostering an environment in which all members of our community are safe, secure, and free from sexual misconduct of any form, including, but not limited to, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, stalking, and dating and domestic violence.
Temple College’s Sexual Violence and Sexual Misconduct policy recognizes the significant impact sexual violence and sexual misconduct can have on individuals who have been subjected to it.
The policy offers resources that are available to individuals who have been victims of sexual violence and sexual misconduct, as well as procedures to follow in reporting incidents of sexual violence and sexual misconduct.
The policy applies to any allegation of sexual violence or sexual misconduct made by or against a Temple College student or a Temple College staff or faculty member on campus, College centers or in any College-sponsored activity on or off campus/centers.
Reports of sexual violence or sexual misconduct will be taken seriously and addressed in accordance with Temple College policies or Texas Criminal Codes that are relevant to the committed act.
Sexual violence and sexual misconduct are forms of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.Title IX also prohibits retaliation against people for making or participating in complaints of sex discrimination.
If you have been the victim of sexual misconduct/sexual violence on campus, you have two options:
- Report the incident to the Campus Police or local police
- Report the incident to the College’s Title IX Coordinator
The Campus Police Department has officers who are specially trained to work with individuals reporting sexual violence. They can help you review your options and help you seek support such as medical attention, counseling services and legal assistance. The Campus Police Department can also assist in reporting assaults to other law enforcement agencies.
Reports of sexual misconduct made to the Campus Police will automatically be reported to the College’s Title IX Coordinator regardless of whether the individual who experienced the sexual misconduct chooses to pursue criminal charges.
Office of Civil Rights (OCR)- http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html
National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline
Families in Crisis, Inc.
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocates
Central Counties MHMR
Crisis Hotline: 1-800-888-4036
Baylor Scott & White Hospital
Seton Medical Center-Harker Heights
DoD Safe Helpline-Sexual Assault Support for the Military
Veterans Crisis Line
Hutto & Taylor
Williamson County Crime Victims Assistance
Hope Alliance-Round Rock
Safe Place Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence-Austin
Bluebonnet Trails Community MHMR Center
Cedar Park Regional Medical Center
Scott & White Hospital-Round Rock
St. David’s North Austin Medical Center
Seton Northwest Hospital