Reporting by Students and Other Non-Employees
If a member of the university community observes any behavior that may involve sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, or other forms of sexual harassment, you may make a report in person, in writing, by phone, by mail, or by email to:
- Susan Owens, Vice President for Human Resources & Title IX Coordinator
(254) 295-4527 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr. Brandon Skaggs, Vice President for Student Life & Deputy Title IX Coordinator
(254) 295-4496 email@example.com
- If you have immediate safety concerns, first call 911. If time allows, then call the Campus Police at (254) 295-5555 if it is an on-campus emergency.
If a complaint is made in writing, the following information should be included (these elements can be discussed in the meeting if the complaint is made in person):
- A description of the problem which is the basis for the complaint
- When the conduct which is the basis of the complaint occurred
- The names and contact information, if known, of any persons whose conduct has created the problem or the complaint
- The names and contact information, if known, of any persons who can provide information about or confirmation of the complaint
- What, if any, consequences or effects the problem is causing for the student
- The action or solution requested in order to resolve the complaint
Students may also use the online report form:Title IX Online Report Form
- You are encouraged to provide your contact information on this form so the Title IX Coordinator can contact you confidentially to further discuss your options and rights. You may submit the online report form anonymously. Any log-in required to access the report form will not be used by the university to identify you, if you elect this option. However, it is important to note that reports submitted anonymously or with limited information may limit the university’s ability to follow up on an incident.
See CONFIDENTIALITY section for more information.
The university will take appropriate steps to eliminate unlawful sex discrimination as quickly as possible. In some cases, interim measures may be taken before the investigation and any related disciplinary process has been completed in order to eliminate or diminish the opportunity for additional discrimination or harassment or to alleviate the effects of the conduct which is the subject of the complaint. Any interim measures will respect the rights of all students to be treated with fundamental fairness.
More About Reporting Sexual Violence
Students who experience incidents of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking have the right to file a Title IX sex discrimination complaint with the university as described above; students also have the right to file a separate criminal complaint with the Belton Police Department. Although students have the right not to make an official report, UMHB encourages students to report sexual assaults, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking to the university and/or to the Belton Police Department. If you choose to report, you are encouraged to do so as soon as possible, enabling the university or the Belton Police Department to act quickly and thoroughly.
You may make a law enforcement report by contacting the Belton Police Department by phone or in person:
Belton Police Department
711 East 2nd Ave., Belton, Texas
Call 911 or (254) 933-5840
If you request, the Title IX Office will help you report the incident to law enforcement. Any investigation conducted by the Belton Police Department will be done separate and apart from a university investigation.
Filing a report with the Belton Police Department does not constitute filing a report with the university.
Filing a report with law enforcement officials will not obligate you to prosecute, but it will help the university take steps to provide a safer campus for you and others. With your report, the university can keep a more accurate record of the number of incidents involving students; determine whether there is a pattern of crime with regard to a particular location, method, or assailant; and alert the campus community to potential danger.
Reports may also be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education: 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202
Page last updated June 05, 2020