Sexual Assault Information
What is Sexual Assault?
Sexual assault is a violation of Nevada state law. Sexual assault is defined as an act in which a person subjects another person to sexual penetration, or who forces another person to make a sexual penetration on himself or another, or on a beast, against the will of the victim or under conditions in which the perpetrator knows or should know that the victim is mentally or physically incapable of resisting or understanding the nature of his conduct (NRS 200.366).
Who are the Victims of Sexual Assault?
Anyone can be a victim of sexual assault, regardless of age, race, socioeconomic status, cultural background, religion, marital status, physical or mental ability, gender or sexual orientation. A person can be assaulted by their spouse. One out of every three women will be assaulted at least once in their lifetime. One out of every four girls and one out of every six boys will be assaulted before their 18th birthday (retrieved on September 25, 2003 from http://crisiscallcenter.org).
What Should You Do if You Are Sexually Assaulted?
- Get to a safe place
- Get medical attention immediately
- Do not change your clothes
- Do not bathe or douche
- Do not brush your teeth or use mouthwash
- Do not eat or drink anything
- Do not apply medication
- Do not clean up the crime scene
- Report the incident to the Police
Who can help you?
Truckee Meadows Community College, Dandini Campus
- TMCC Police Department, RDMT 241, 775-674-7900
- TMCC Counseling Center, RDMT 325, 775-673-7060
- Student Services, RDMT 120, 775-673-7114
Additional Sex Offense Information
Cases at TMCC involving alleged sexual offenses are subject to the procedures and definitions outlined in the following NSHE Codes:
- NSHE Board of Regents Handbook, Title 2, Chapter 6
- 6.5.1 President to Order Administrative Leave.
The president of each System institution may order any member of the System community to be placed on administrative leave for the interim period pending a disciplinary hearing whenever the president determines that administrative leave is required in order: (B/R 5/92) (a) To protect life, limb or property; (b) To ensure the maintenance of order; or (c) To remove a person from the University of Nevada System community when an act of sexual harassment has been alleged against such person and the accuser or the accused person cannot be assigned to other duties or classes or placed elsewhere in the System institution apart from each other pending the completion of an investigation and/or disciplinary hearing into the allegation. (B/R 5/92)
- 6.9.6 Advisors, Attorneys.
(a) The person charged may be accompanied by one adviser of the person's choice, who may represent and advise the person and may present the evidence on the person's behalf. The person charged must give written notice of the name and address of the adviser , and whether the adviser is an attorney, to the administrative officer no later than 5 college working days before the time set for the hearing. An adviser will not be permitted at the hearing without such notice. (B/R 1/06) (b) Should a person charged advise that the person will be accompanied by an attorney as adviser , the administrative officer shall advise the Executive Vice Chancellor & Chief Counsel so that an attorney will be present at the hearing to represent and advise the administrative officer and to present the evidence on behalf of the administrative officer. (B/R 1/06)
- Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13, E
- "...An individual filing a complaint of alleged sexual harassment shall have the opportunity to select an independent adviser for assistance, support, and advice and shall be notified of this opportunity by the Human Resources Officer or the Affirmative Action Program Officer, or by their designee. It shall be the choice of the individual filing the complaint to utilize or not utilize the independent adviser . The independent adviser may be brought into the process at any time at the request of the alleged victim. The means and manner by which an independent adviser shall be made available shall be determined by each institution or unit...."
- "...4.d. After the appropriate management has made a determination regarding the resolution of the matter, and depending on the circumstances, both parties may be informed of the resolution. Certain actions made confidential under NSHE Code Chapters 5 and 6 or Nevada Administrative Code , Chapter 284 shall remain confidential..."
- NSHE Board of Regents Handbook, Title 2, Chapter 6
- Section 6.3 Disciplinary Sanctions
The following sanctions are applicable to members of the community of the Nevada System of Higher Education for conduct prohibited by Section 6.2 of the Nevada System of Higher Education Code . Depending on the seriousness of the misconduct, these sanctions may be imposed in any order. 6.3.1 Warning; 6.3.2 Reprimand; 6.3.3 Restitution; 6.3.4 Probation; 6.3.5 Reduction in Pay; 6.3.6 Suspension; 6.3.7 Expulsion or Termination.
- NSHE Board of Regents Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13, E4c
- "After the recommendation has been made, a determination will be made by appropriate management regarding the resolution of the matter. If warranted, disciplinary action up to and including involuntary termination or expulsion will be taken. Any such disciplinary action shall be taken in accordance with NSHE Code Chapter 6, or, in the case of classified employees, Nevada Administrative Code , Chapter 284. Other appropriate actions will be taken to correct problems, if any, caused by or contributing to the conduct. If proceedings are initiated under Chapter 6, the investigation conducted pursuant to this policy may be used as the Chapter 6 investigation. The administrative officer, in his or her discretion, may also supplement the sexual harassment investigation with additional investigation."