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Sexual Assault Resources

If you are in immediate danger, call 911. If you are not in immediate danger there are many existing resources for you. Please click here download a sexual assault resource card.

The Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center (HCWC) serves men, women and children who have experienced or, believe to be victims of, dating violence, sexual violence, sexual assault and child abuse in Caldwell County and Hays County in central Texas.

For additional support call the Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) at 800-656-HOPE (4673)

Anyone, of any sex, race, ability, gender, gender identity, and gender expression can experience sexual assault. If you’ve been sexually assaulted—even if you are not sure—you can contact HCWC’s hotline or RAINN for free, confidential help day or night.

To download a sexual assault resource card, please click here.

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Reporting to Police

University Police Department: UPD Website // 512.245.2890

San Marcos Police Department: SMPD Website // 512.753.2108

Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits sexual discrimination in federally funded educational programs or activities. Under Title IX individuals are protected against discrimination based on sex.

Individuals can file a report for any of the following instances of sexual misconduct:

  • Sexual Assault
  • Dating Violence
  • Stalking
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Exploitation
  • Sexual Intimidation (Cyber-stalking, Indecent Exposure, etc.)

You can file a report for someone else. You can file a report anonymously. You can file a report using a pseudonym. If you or someone you know are interested in filing a formal complaint through the Title IX office please contact the Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Garcia, at 512.245.2539 or email titleIX@txstate.edu. Filing a report with Title IX opens up an academic investigation, not a criminal investigation. If individuals want to pursue a criminal investigation, they can contact Texas State Police Department or San Marcos Police Department.