Upcoming Training

Creating Solutions - Becoming an Active Bystander: This active bystander training intends to help students learn how to: recognize circumstances that could lead to the harm of others, clearly assess these situations, and engage in safe interventions to prevent sexual violence and/or harassment from occurring.

Spring 2019 dates and times will be posted soon! 


Victim Support Services

We aim to support victims of crime (and their loved ones) through advocacy, education and awareness. If you are a victim or family member of a victim of homicide, assault, vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, robbery, or burglary, free counseling services are available to you.  When you don't know where to turn, when you are feeling overwhelmed and you just need someone to talk to, we are here to listen and help.  Our services are designed to meet your needs as a crime victim and assist you in your journey from victim to survivor. 


If you have experienced a sexual assault...

... find emotional support. One of the most important actions to take following a sexual assault is to find someone who can provide you with emotional support.  Once you feel that you are listened to and supported, other decisions are easier to make.  Choose someone who will support and respect your decisions.

All local hospitals provide 24-hour emergency medical services and examinations for evidence using a Sexual Assault Forensic kit. Seek medical attention as soon as possible.  Prompt medical attention may prevent unwanted pregnancy; STD’s and detects hidden injuries. Additionally, individuals who have been assaulted may collect any clothing or bedding involved in the incident and placed in separate paper bags for use in the future should you decide to press charges. You may take them with you as you seek medical attention. It is recommended that you do not bathe, or shower prior to seeking medical attention. The Sexual Assault Forensics Kit is most effective within 96 hours of an incident. In order to preserve evidence, it is important not to bathe or shower prior to seeking medical attention.

As a student, you are encouraged by the university to report sexual assault to campus authorities. Reporting of sexual assaults can be made to any of the following offices:

    • The Title IX Coordinator, Janice Parten at (210) 784-2061 

    • University Police at (210) 784-1900

    • The Assistant Vice President of Student Engagement & Success at (210) 784-1330

    • Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities at (210) 784-1377

    • Off Campus Police- dial 911

A&M-San Antonio is committed to protecting the privacy of all students involved in allegations of sexual misconduct. University staff and faculty, other than Counseling Services staff, have an obligation to report incidents of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator so that the college can fulfill its duty to investigate the incident and prevent it from recurring. The name of individual bringing charges of sexual misconduct will not be disclosed to anyone who is not directly involved in the incident or investigation, or who does not have a legitimate need to know.

Reporting Sexual Misconduct may be anonymous. The University has provided a confidential way to report incidents of sexual misconduct; this reporting type is available online through CARE Reports. Completed reports will be maintained in a secure, private file. Please click here to start filing a report.


Resources and Support

A&M University-San Antonio provides students with support, counseling, medical referrals, assistance with locating safe housing and information concerning their rights. If you or someone you know has experienced an incident of sexual misconduct seek personal support from any of these on campus resources: 

Title IX Coordinator

Janice Parten

Janice.Parten@tamusa.edu

(210) 784-2061 

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX applies to issues of program equity, sexual harassment, sexual violence and pregnancy and parental status. Texas A&M University-San Antonio prohibits sex discrimination in any form, including sexual harassment. Any member of the campus community or public who witness, are subjected to, or are informed about incidents of sex discrimination and/or related retaliation involving faculty, staff, or students must contact the University’s Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Title IX Coordinator. A&M-SA will promptly and thoroughly investigate all complaints of sex discrimination and/or related retaliation in accordance with applicable federal and state laws, Texas A&M System Policy 08.01, Texas A&M System Regulation 08.01.01, and University rules and/or procedures.

If you have additional questions or concerns about Title IX, you can contact the Title IX Coordinator.

Student Counseling & Wellness Services

Patriots' Casa, Suite 212

StuCounseling@tamusa.edu 

(210) 784-1331

A&M University-San Antonio Student Counseling Services provides free and confidential counseling by mental health professionals. Scheduled appointments or walk in hours are available daily to meet with students in crisis. On-call counselors assist Faculty, Staff and the University Police Department with consultation services regarding urgent situations and provide referrals to outside agencies. To contact a counselor after 5p.m. or on the weekend, please contact University Police at (210) 784-1911, The Rape Crisis Center at (210) 349-7273 or The Adult Crisis Hotline at (210) 223-7233.

Assistant Vice President of Student Engagement & Success

Madla Building, Suite 312

(210) 784-1330

Students may also seek support through the Office of Student Engagement and Success. The AVP of SEAS is responsible for coordination and investigation of student assault and sexual assault incidents on behalf of the university. They can assist students who choose to report an incident of sexual misconduct to the University Police Department. While reporting an incident to the police and preserving evidence does not obligate a person to file a criminal complaint, but a prompt accounting of the event allows the victim to keep the option of filing a criminal complaint later.

In order to provide a safe learning environment for all students, the Offices within Student Engagement and Success provides referrals for physical and/or psychological injuries, referrals to outside agencies and resources upon request, initiates no-contact agreements, requests for safe housing and academic adjustments and provide information about filing a criminal and/or college complaint. 

University Police Department

Madla Building, Suite 109

(210) 784-1900

The University Police Department at A&M University-San Antonio is committed to providing a safe campus environment and offers the following services:

              • Information about filing a criminal and/or college complaint

              • Contacting the local law enforcement agencies, if requested

              • Referring students to campus and community resources

              • Providing safety escorts from 7 p.m.-1 a.m.


Mental Health Treatment Options for Survivors

Treatment Comparison ChartVA PTSD Decision Aid: https://www.ptsd.va.gov/apps/decisionaid/compare.aspx 
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