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Department of Public Safety


Title IX and the Department of Public Safety

The San Juan College Department of Public Safety is committed to investigating and resolving reports of Title IX violation in such a way as to maintain confidentiality to the fullest extent permitted by the circumstances and to the extent permitted by law. Individuals who report violations or who are contacted in the course of an investigation are expected to treat reports of violations or information regarding reports as strictly confidential. A breach of confidentiality may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.

If you feel you have been a victim of a gender-based assault on campus, the College Public Safety Officers will meet with you privately at a place of your choice to make a report. You will be treated with courtesy, sensitivity, dignity, understanding, and professionalism. Your name will not be publicly released. The College Public Safety Officers will do their best to accommodate requests for those who want to talk with a male or female safety officer. The safety officer will take a statement from you and ask a number of questions about what happened and where the incident took place. The safety officer will also ask you about the assailant and any other witnesses present before, during, or after the incident.

You will be assisted in arranging for hospital treatment, medical needs, and future counseling. Your case will be fully investigated, and you will be kept up-to-date on the progress of the investigation. This may involve the arrest and full prosecution of the suspect responsible. The public security officer will help facilitate internal charges through the SJC Code of Student Conduct or other College procedures. Disciplinary sanctions can include probation, suspension, or expulsion.

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Title IX Department of Public Safety

What should I do if I am uncertain about what happened?

If you believe that you have experienced a non-consensual sexual contact, but are unsure of whether it was a violation of the college's sexual misconduct policy, you should contact the Title IX Coordinator in Human Resources at 505 566-3515, the San Juan College Public Safety Department at 505 566-3333, faculty members, anyone in the Human Resources department, or any administrator. If you are a victim of or a witness to any crime send an email to: or select this

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What do I do about preserving evidence of a sexual assault?

If you believe you have been a victim of a criminal stalking, threat(s) or sexual assault, you should contact SJC Public Safety Department campus public safety at 505 566-3263 or call 9-1-1. In case of an assault, you should not change your clothes, shower and or clean anything in the area before calling authorities or going to the hospital.  If you have changed clothing since the assault, bring the clothing you had on at the time with you to the hospital in a clean grocery bag or sheet. A support person of your choice may accompany you through the exam.

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Campus Sex Crime Prevention Act

The federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, enacted on October 28, 2000, requires that certain convicted sex-offenders must identify themselves to colleges and universities if they: A) attend classes, B) work on a college or university campus, C) volunteer on a college or university campus.

Colleges and universities are required to post incidents involving campus security and/or local police. San Juan College’s information is posted on its Campus Crime Statistics Annual Report at:

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