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Counseling and Emotional Support
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has clinicians available during
working hours. Call 713.743.5454. Whenever CAPS is closed, an on-call clinician
can be reached through the university police dispatcher at 713.743.3333. Sexual
assault can have a significant psychological and emotional impact on a survivor. (note:
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Campus Academic and Residential Accommodations
Due to the trauma associated with sexual assault the student victims may need to
cease or alter campus employment, withdraw from courses, change their on-campus
living arrangements, and/or leave college altogether. Such changes may require
exceptions to university academic and financial policies. Staff and faculty who are
victims may have the same need for a leave of absence or changes in their work
environment. To enhance the feeling of safety for victims, the University will try to
accommodate all reasonable requests. Requests of this nature should be directed to
the Office of Affirmative Action/EEO at 713.743.8835 which will assist the victims
ensuring approval from the appropriate university official. Student victims may also
contact the Dean of Students Office at 713.743.5470.
If you are Accused of Sexual Assault Consider the Following Options
CONTACT AN ATTORNEY
Accusations of sexual assault can invoke
criminal and administrative processes which can lead to criminal confinement,
fine and administrative sanctions including expulsion from college.Thus, a person
accused of sexual assault should contact his or her attorney. If the accused has no
attorney, referrals can be received from the UH Law Center clinic at 713.743.2094
or the Houston Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service at 713.237.9429.
DO NOT TALK TO UNIVERSITY STAFF ABOUT THE FACTS
SURROUNDING THE ALLEGATIONS
until you have fully considered the
fact that those staff persons can all be forced to testify as to what you said should
there be a criminal prosecution.
DO LEARN ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY PROCEDURES
allegations of sexual assault on campus through campus disciplinary procedures.
This information can be acquired from several offices, in particular, the Office of
Affirmative Action/EEO at 713.743.8835.
Sexual Assault Complaint Procedures
The University of Houston provides procedures by which victims may file a
complaint and seek administrative sanctions against an accused perpetrator. These
procedures apply where the accused is a UH student, faculty or staff member.
Sexual assault complaints directed to the Office of Affirmative Action/EEO (OAA/
EEO) will be addressed utilizing the sexual harassment procedures. The sexual