Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Information & Resources

If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, sexual harassment, or domestic violence, please know that help is available.   Sexual assault, rape, forced sex, unwanted sexual advances, and domestic violence can have many detrimental physical and emotional effects.   Seeking help can assist in the process of healing from sexual and emotional trauma and regaining a sense of control and power over one’s life.  No matter when the abuse occurred, it’s never too late to seek help.  

If you are in immediate danger, call 911 or 361-825-4444 (on-campus).

If you think you have been sexually assaulted:

  • Know that rape is never your fault, no matter the circumstances.
  • Do not bathe, shower, or change clothes as this will destroy evidence.
  • Go immediately to the Emergency Room at Doctor’s Regional Hospital, 3315 S. Alameda Street, Corpus Christi, Texas, for an exam and treatment.  The ER phone number is 361-761-1468.   If you are not in Corpus Christi, go to the nearest emergency room.  
  • Call (361-825-2703) to speak to a counselor – this number is answered 24/7.  
    • Call the National Sexual Assault Hotline  (800) 656-HOPE
    • Call the Purple Door (Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault) 24 hour hotline (800)580-HURT
    • Find more information on the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)  website  http://www.rainn.org/
    • Call the Health Center (361-825-2601), University Police (361-825-4444) and Judicial Affairs (361-825-6219) for further assistance.

Domestic Violence and Relationship Abuse

Domestic Violence is a pattern of behavior to establish power and control by one partner over another partner in an intimate relationship.  Domestic violence includes behaviors that physically harm, arouse fear, prevent a partner from doing what they wish or force them to behave in ways they do not want. It includes the use of physical and sexual violence, threats and intimidation, emotional abuse and economic deprivation. 

Domestic violence does not discriminate. Anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender can be a victim – or perpetrator – of domestic violence. It can happen to people who are married, living together or who are dating.  If you are feeling scared, threatened, or controlled in your relationship, it’s important to get help and make a safety plan.   https://www.thehotline.org/help/path-to-safety/.  

  • University Counseling Center (361)825-2703
  • Purple Door (Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault) 24 hour hotline (800)580-HURT
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline:  (800) 799-SAFE

Reporting Harassment, Sexual Misconduct or Sexual Assault

If an act of sexual misconduct or stalking occurs, you are likely to have many concerns, including physical health and safety, emotional and mental well-being, medical issues such as sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy, and, for some, interpersonal relationships.  Another common concern may be understanding the process for responding and reporting the act. 

If you have been a victim of sexual assault, sexual harassment, or stalking and want to report the abuse, you can contact:

  • University Police Department:  361-825-4444
  • File an online complaint:  File a Complaint
  • Notify the Title IX coordinator:  361-825-2765

Title IX Coordinator

Mr. Samuel Ramirez, SPHR
Director
Senior CAAP, Certified Title IX Investigator
Employee Development & Compliance Services Office
Corpus Christi Hall
Room 130
361-825-2765
samuel.ramirez@tamucc.edu

Title IX Deputy Coordinator

Ms. Rosie Ruiz, PHR
Associate Director
Senior CCAP
Employee Development & Compliance Services Office
Corpus Christi Hall
Room 130
361-825-5826
rosie.ruiz@tamucc.edu