Board Policy (BP) 3-120 and BP 4-120 provides that employees and students shall not be subjected to unlawful discrimination and/or harassment on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion or sexual orientation in employment conditions or educational programs or activities.
Sexual misconduct: defined, includes a broad range of behavior such as:
- Inappropriate physical touching, sexual exploitation
- Sexual intercourse without consent
- Other forms of sexual violence
- Sexual Harassment
Sexual misconduct may be a crime. Sexual misconduct by anyone is unacceptable and will be addressed in a timely fashion and with serious consequences by TSJC.
This policy and procedure are Trinidad State's grievance procedure required by Title IX. This policy and procedure are designed to provide students charged with sexual misconduct with due process while ensuring a reporting party’s protections under Title IX and providing prompt and equitable resolution of charges. This policy and procedure also applies for Title VII in relation to employment.
When the accused party (respondent) to a discrimination and/or harassment complaint is a student, an Administrator/Professional Technical employee(s), Faculty and Adjunct Instructor(s), classified employee(s) (TSJC employees), authorized volunteer(s), guest(s) or visitor(s) within Trinidad State Junior College (TSJC) these procedures will apply.
Trinidad State Junior College is committed to providing an environment that supports teaching and learning and that encourages open and effective communication and respect for all members of the college community.
- To review SP-431a, Civil Rights Grievance and Investigation Process,
- (click here).
- To file a complaint or report sexual misconduct or for information about sexual misconduct, discrimination, violence against women or harassment
- (click here).
- To review the System Policy (SP4-120A)
- (click here).
Sexual Assault Nurse Examination (SANE)
Under Colorado law, public colleges are required to provide the following information for students who are victims of sexual assault.
If you are a victim of a sexual assault, you may request a medical forensic exam. This is important if you think you want to seek legal action. It is vital that a victim obtains medical treatment as soon as possible and does not bathe, shower, douche, or change clothes until given permission by medical personnel. You can have the exam without having to report the assault to law enforcement. You will not be charged for the cost of the exam.
The College has an agreement with the following providers for the exam:
- Trinidad Campus:
Mt. San Rafael Hospital
410 Benedicta Ave., Trinidad CO 81082
If you do not have transportation to the facility, you may contact a friend or family member, Council of Governments Transit services at 719-845-1127 or Advocates Against Domestic Assault at 719-846-6665.
- Valley Campus:
San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical Center
106 Blanca Avenue, Alamosa, CO 81101
If you do not have transportation to the facility, you may contact a friend or family member, Little Stinkers Taxi Service at 719-859-2500 or Tu Casa, Inc. 719-589-2465.
Any cost for transportation is the responsibility of the student.
If you have any questions, please contact the following Trinidad State Junior College staff:
- Kerry Gabrielson, TSJC Vice President of Student Services