AlamoCARES at St. Philip's College

St. Philip's College is committed to providing a supportive learning environment by fostering safe and healthy relationships among our students.

Through AlamoCARES, St. Philip's College educates the campus community about prevention, education, and support programs regarding dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

What is TITLE IX?

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sex (gender) of employees and students of educational institutions receiving federal financial assistance. Title IX prohibition of discrimination includes acts of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and relationship violence.  Dr. Paul A. Machen, II, Interim Vice President for Student Success is designated as the Deputy Coordinator for St. Philip's College.

Any student or employee who believes they have been a victim of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual violence is encouraged to contact the District AlamoCARES (Title IX) Coordinator or Deputy Coordinator for St. Philip's College.  to complete a report and access resources.  Visit link to report concerning behavior.

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. Opportunities that bringing awareness training to difficult issues with students are in development.


Forming Relationships based on Equity and Empowerment (FREE)

St. Philip's College is in the third year of a three-year grant to reduce sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking on campus. The grant, funded by the Office on Violence Against Women, is intended to strengthen the response to these crimes by institutions of higher education and enhances collaboration among campuses, local law enforcement, and victim advocacy organizations. With a focus on By-Stander Intervention, St. Philip's College has developed a Coordinated Community Response Team that includes the Rape Crisis Center, Bexar County Family Justice Center, and the District Attorney's Office. For more information about the grant, visit


Sexual Assault Prevention for Community Colleges (SAPCC)

St. Philip's College requires new students, transfer students, and returning students to complete the SAPCC online training during their first semester at the college. Students who do not complete the training will have a hold placed on their student record. For questions regarding SAPCC training, send an email to with your name, banner ID, and a phone number.

Feed the Tiger

Feed the Tiger is a portal where students can share feedback with the college about their experience on campus.  The website has links to the Complaint, Academic Grievance, Non-academic Grievance, and Civil Rights forms. 

Feed the Tiger

Resources for Violence and Discrimination

Student Resources


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Title IX and what does it cover?

Title IX a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs and activities. All public and private elementary and secondary schools, school districts, colleges, and universities receiving any federal financial must comply with Title IX

How do I report a Title IX violation?

A Title IX complaint can be reported to any staff, faculty or administrator as well as directly to the below individuals:

Title IX Coordinator: 
Linda Boyer-Owens 
201 W. Sheridan St., Bldg. A 
San Antonio, Texas 78204 

Title IX Deputy Coordinators:
Vice President for Student Success
Northeast Lakeview College    
Dr. Tangila Dove
STCM 222M Student Commons

Vice President for Student Success
Northwest Vista College    
Debi Gaitan
Cypress Campus Center 208

Vice President for Student Success
Palo Alto College    
Dr. Robert L. Garza
Palomino Center 119A

Interim Vice President for Student Success
St. Philip’s College    
Dr. Paul Machen
Sutton Learning Center 306N

Vice President for Student Success
San Antonio College    
Dr. Lisa Alcorta
What is domestic violence?

Domestic Violence is referred to as “Family Violence” in Texas. The Texas Family Code at § 71.004 defines “Family violence” as:(1) an act by a member of a family or household against another member of the family or household that is intended to result in physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or sexual assault or that is a threat that reasonably places the member in fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or sexual assault, but does not include defensive measures to protect oneself; (2) abuse, as that term is defined by sections 261(1), (C), (E), and (G), by a member of a family or household toward a child or the family or household; or (3) dating violence, as that term is defined by Section 71.0021 of the Texas Family Code.

What is sexual consent?

Consent is knowing, voluntary and clear permission by word or action, to engage in mutually agreed upon sexual activity. Since individuals may experience the same interaction in different ways, it is the responsibility of each party to make certain that the other has consented before engaging in the activity. For consent to be valid, there must be a clear expression in words or actions that the other individual consented to that specific sexual conduct.

What is stalking?

Stalking involves an intentional course of repeated conduct or behavior over a period of time, directed at a specific person, or member of the specific person’s family or household or an individual with whom the specific person has a dating relationship which causes the person to be placed in fear of bodily injury or death or in fear that an offense will be committed against the other person’s property to feel harassed, annoyed, alarmed, abused, tormented, embarrassed or offended. Stalking and cyberstalking are behaviors prohibited by Texas law and the College District.

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Confidential Counseling Services


Contact Information

SPC Title IX Coordinator: 
Dr. Paul A. Machen, II
Interim Vice President for Student Success

MLK Sutton Learning Center (SLC) 306N

Interim Dean for Student Success: 
Destiny Harper-Lane 210-486-2157

MLK Sutton Learning Center (SLC) 102

Director of Student Conduct/Title IX:
John Martin

MLK Sutton Learning Center (SLC) 102M

Student Conduct/Title IX Hours of Operation

Fall - Spring:

Monday - Friday

8:00am - 5:00pm


Monday - Thursday

8:00am - 7:00pm