AlamoCARES (Title IX)
St. Philip's College is committed to providing a supportive learning environment and to fostering, safe, healthy relationships among our students. In this effort, Alamo Colleges has initiated AlamoCARES, a prevention, education and support program regarding dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. It is our sincere hope that AlamoCARES will empower you to make well-informed decisions about life issues that affect your college years and beyond.
Within the AlamoCARES site, you will find information on rights granted by Title IX and resources to help educate and assist you when dealing with harassment and sexual violence. Coming soon are events, training and opportunities for bringing awareness to difficult issues and creating discussion opportunities with students.
NEW! St. Philip's College has been awarded a three-year grant to reduce sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking on campus. The grant is funded by the Office on Violence Against Women. The grant is intended to strengthen the response of institutions of higher education to the crimes of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking on campuses and enhances collaboration among campuses, local law enforcement, and victim advocacy organizations. St. Philip's College is developing a Coordinated Community Response Team that includes the Rape Crisis Center, Bexar County Family Justice Center and the District Attorney's Office and our project will focus on By-Stander Intervention. For more information about the grant, visit http://changingourcampus.org/
AlamoCARES (Title IX) and Alamo Colleges District Policies
AlamoCARES (Title IX) is a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sex (gender) of employees and students of educational institutions receiving federal financial assistance. AlamoCARES (Title IX) prohibition of discrimination includes acts of sexual harassment and relationship violence.
St. Philip's College does not tolerate sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual violence of any kind. To ensure compliance with AlamoCARES (Title IX), the Alamo Colleges have designated a District AlamoCARES (Title IX) Coordinator and a Deputy AlamoCARES (Title IX) Coordinator at each college.
ATTENTION STUDENTS! St. Philip's College requires all new students, transfer students and returning students to complete the Haven: Understanding Sexual Assault online training during their first semester of course work. Students who do not complete the training will have a hold placed on their student record. Fall holds are applied on November 1 and Spring holds are applied on April 1, Be sure to log into your ACES portal to access the training. There is a link below with more information.
Filing a Report
Any student or employee who believes he or she has been a victim of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual violence is encouraged to contact the District AlamoCARES (Title IX) Coordinator or the college Vice President for Student Success. The SPC Feed the Tiger portal allows access to the AlamoCARES (Title IX) reporting form.
Filing an External Complaint
The United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights enforces AlamoCARES (Title IX). Any student, employee, or visitors to campus may direct a complaint directly to that office.
- Office of Civil Rights
- US Department of Health and Human Services
- 1301 Young St. Ste 1169
- Dallas, TX 75202
- Voice phone (800) 368-1019
*All reports made to the Office of Civil Rights must be filed within 180 days of the alleged incident
St. Philip's College encourages individuals to bring forward information/complaints about sexual harassment and sexual violence. Retaliation against any individual who reports or participates in the investigation of alleged violations is strictly forbidden and will be enforced by the College administration.
How Can I Get Additional Information?
- Alamo Colleges Equal Education and Employment Opportunities Policy
- AlamoCARES (Title IX) FAQ's
- Haven-Understanding Sexual Assault (Student Flyer / Access Information)
- AlamoCARES (Title IX) Student Resources
- US Department of Education / Office for Civil Rights - Questions and Answers on AlamoCARES (Title IX) and Sexual Violence
- Not Alone - The First Report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault
SPC AlamoCARES (Title IX) Coordinator
Dean of Student Success
Director of Student Conduct/AlamoCARES (Title IX)
Confidential Counseling Services