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Sexual Assault Resources

Sexual assault can take many different forms, but one thing remains the same: it’s never the victim’s fault. Learn what sexual assault is, and how you can get help if you ever need it. 

What is Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault is any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient. Some forms of sexual assault include:

  • Penetration of the victim’s body, also known as rape
  • Attempted rape
  • Forcing a victim to perform sexual acts
  • Fondling or unwanted sexual touching
  • Someone watching or photographing you in sexual situations
  • Someone exposing his or her body to you

San Jacinto College does not tolerate sexual assault in any form. There are faculty and staff at San Jacinto College to support you if you have been sexually assaulted.

Report a sexual assault

What To Do After Sexual Assault

If you think you have been assaulted, we encourage you to take the following steps:
  1. Get to a safe place and call someone

    This can be the police, counselor, academic advisor, and/or someone you trust like a friend, advisor, or member of Student Life.

  2. Do not wash, shower, bathe, or change clothes prior to medical treatment

    This may destroy evidence that can be used to press charges if you choose to do so. Instead of changing clothes right away, bring a change of clothing to the hospital or clinic to wear after the exam and/or treatment. 

    Be sure to keep evidence of emails, text messages, or phone messages—do not delete or change them.

    If you cannot report the incident immediately, place all the clothes you were wearing at the time of the incident in a paper bag.  If you have physical injuries, take photographs before cleansing or treating the wound(s)/bruise(s).

  3. Call 911 and get to a safe place

    It’s important to get medical attention for any injuries, as well as address any risk of pregnancy and/or STDs. Campus personnel can help you get transportation to a hospital or clinic, a police department, or other location.

    For a trained volunteer to help you through the hospital process, call the Rape Crises Hotline at 713-528-7273

  4. Seek counseling

    You don’t have to cope with sexual assault alone.  You can call the Educational Planning and Counseling office at any of the three SJC campuses:

    • Central Campus: 281-998-6150 ext. 1014
    • North Campus: 281-998-6150 ext. 2317
    • South Campus: 281-998-6150 ext. 3444


Sexual Assault Resources

Houston Area Women’s Center

Rape crises hotline: 713-528-7273
Domestic violence hotline: 713-528-2121

The Bridge Over Troubled Waters

24-hour hotline: 713-473-2801

Bay Area Turning Point, Inc.

24-hour hotline: 281-386-2525

Student Incident Contacts

For incidents involving a student, please reach out to one of the following individuals:
Kara Kennebrew
Dean, Student Rights and Resp
(281) 478-2756
Jimmy Sims
Investigator, Student Conduct
(281) 478-2756
Jennifer Ren
Investigator, Student Conduct
(281) 478-2756

Employee Incident Contacts

For incidents involving an employee, please reach out to one of the following individuals:
Sandra Ramirez
VCHR Org/Talent Effectiveness
(281) 991-2648
Vickie Del Bello
VP, Human Resources
(281) 998-6357
Michelle Walker
Dir, Empl Rel and Benefits
(281) 998-6122
Gretchen Rapp
Manager, Employee Relations
(281) 998-6314