It is the policy of Galveston College to provide an educational, employment, and business environment free of discrimination based on age, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.. Regents, administrators, faculty, staff, and other agents of the College will not engage in conduct constituting unlawful harassment, discrimination, sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking.
Students who have just experienced an assault or other sexual violence should call 911 and locate to a safe place. The student should not change clothes. If the incident occurred on campus, the student should contact Campus Security at extension 361 (if you are on campus), or 409-944-1361 (from your cell phone). Campus security assistance is available 24 hours a day. Campus personnel may assist the victim in obtaining transportation to a hospital or clinic, crisis center, or other location. Prompt medical attention in a case of recent assault is necessary to document and treat any injuries, preserve evidence, and screen for certain medical conditions and diseases.
Students who have experienced sexual assault, sexual violence, stalking, domestic violence, or other crimes may seek advice, assistance, and resources from the Associate Vice President for Student Services or the College’s Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator’s duties include facilitating the complaint and investigation process. 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 a class or class time.
Safety on campus
Safety on campus is a joint responsibility of students, employees, and Security. Campus Security Officers are available to help students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, and their goal is to welcome all questions, suggestions, and reports of any activities that do not appear to be safe or conducive to a positive learning experience. If you ever feel uneasy about walking to your vehicle or to another building, perhaps because it’s late and you’re alone, don’t hesitate to call security. They will gladly escort you.
To report emergencies or to request an escort, dial extension 361 from any campus phone. From your cell phone, dial 409-944-1361