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If you have been—or suspect you may have been—sexually assaulted, you are urged to call 911 or follow instructions for each campus below.
Go to the Harrison Health Center or Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) Emergency Room immediately, or find a public safety officer (call 443-336-2348, or extension 2000 from an on-campus phone). AAMC is located at 2001 Medical Parkway in Annapolis (443-481-1000) and is equipped with Maryland State Police sexual assault evidence collection kits.
Go to the Student Health Center or Christus St. Vincent Emergency Room immediately, or find a security officer (call 505-984-6000, or “0” from a campus phone). Evidence collection kits are available at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center at 455 St Michaels Drive in Santa Fe (505-913-3361).
You can decide later whether or not to press charges (if you wish to do so, the college can assist you), but it is critical that you receive medical attention and caring support as soon as possible. Additionally, you should understand that evidence may be lost if you do not seek immediate assistance. Activities such as showering, changing clothes, washing bed linens or clothing, or disposing of clothing or trash may result in the loss of evidence. While it is up to you to decide whether or not to file criminal charges, if you preserve evidence it will be available should you choose to proceed with criminal charges.
The counselors at Counseling Services are available to provide confidential support for students who have experienced or suspect they may have experienced sexual misconduct. During office hours, go directly to the Harrison Health Center and ask for help.
If you need immediate support after hours, there is a counselor on call at all times; ask the Public Safety officer to call a counselor. The most efficient way to make an appointment with a counselor is to email counseling(at)sjc.edu. You may also call 410-626-2552. View more information about Counseling Services.
The therapists at the Student Health Office are available to provide confidential support for students who have experienced or suspect they may have experienced sexual misconduct or harassment. During office hours, go directly to the Student Health Center and ask for help. If you need immediate support after hours, call the Public Safety cell at 505-660-8177, or call the Switchboard (“0” from a campus phone or 505-984-6000) and they will connect you to the senior resident on call. To make an appointment with a therapist, call extension 505-984-6419 (ext. 6419) or 505-984-6421 (ext. 6421).
Even if you are unsure what happened was an assault or other type of misconduct, the college encourages you to report the incident and to seek appropriate assistance by talking to a counselor, senior resident, resident assistant, public safety officer, nurse-practitioner, the director of student services or residential life, or the assistant dean. Communications with counselors and other health care providers are confidential. Other college employees, including resident assistants and senior residents, have an obligation to let Title IX coordinators on each campus know that a sexual assault or offense has occurred. Title IX coordinators will then contact you to discuss the incident and whether the complaint process will be initiated. (Read more about the complaint process.)
Taylor Waters, Director of Student Services
410-626-2512 | taylor.waters(at)sjc.edu
Lynn Hobbs, Director of Personnel
410-626-2504 | lynn.hobbs(at)sjc.edu
Matt Johnston, Director of Residential Life
505-984-6925 | matt.johnston(at)sjc.edu
Aaron Young, Director of Human Resources
505-984-6925 | aaron.young(at)sjc.edu
For more information on sexual misconduct, see the college’s Sexual Misconduct and Harassment Policies and Sexual Intimacies Policy.