Texas A&M University-San Antonio promotes a safe learning and working environment for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The University is closely monitoring local, state, and national health guidance related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
This reporting form is for faculty, staff, students, university third parties, and university visitors to notify the University of exposure to or diagnosis of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Faculty, staff and students must report whether they are on campus or not.
Faculty, Staff, Students, University third parties, and University visitors are asked to self-report if they experience one or more of the following: Possible exposure to COVID-19, Exhibiting COVID-19 Symptoms, have chosen to get tested or awaiting testing results, Diagnosis by a healthcare professional for COVID-19, have tested Positive for COVID-19, or is responsible for caring for someone who is experiencing symptoms, was exposed and/or diagnosed/tested for COVID-19.
For further information on COIVD-19, please refer to: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
A&M-SA is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that promotes health and safety. We expect our students exemplify the University’s values by being careful in their own actions and interactions and holding each other accountable to following the University’s and the state’s guidelines to prevent further COVID-19 spread.
Enforcement of these policies is a community effort. During these times, many of us are stressed and may be forgetful of new policies in the starting weeks of the semester. If you see someone not abiding by policies, such as not wearing a face mask in mandated areas or not going through check points, give them a kind and gentle reminder. For further information and updates for the Fall semester, visit the A&M-SA Community.Safety.TOGETHER webpage.
Failure to comply with health and safety protocols is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct. A student who is not in compliance in the classroom with these health and safety protocols may be pulled aside by a faculty member to discuss an issue privately or the student may not be permitted to attend in-person class. Faculty members have the right to temporarily remove a student from class if policies are not abided by. If the disruption escalates or becomes severe, faculty may end class and/or, if there is a direct threat, can contact UPD or use the SafeZone app.
This action should subsequently be followed with a meeting with the faculty member to review the policies and next steps to return to class. High-level or repeated violations of the health and safety guidelines shall be reported to The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Violations could result in sanction outcomes ranging up to suspension or expulsion from the university.
If this is a life threatening situation, please call 911.
Student Counseling Center (M-F, 8am-5pm): (210) 784-1331
University Police Emergency Line (24/7): (210) 784-1911
Center for Health Care Services (24/7): (800) 316-9241
The Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at A&M-SA are committed to helping students address personal problems that interfere with meeting the demands of college life and their academic success. If you see or know of a student who may be in distress, please file a Care Report.
Please be aware that CARE reports are only seen during normal business hours, Monday-Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., with exception to recognized University holidays. It may take several hours for the Case Manager (within the office of The Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students) to receive a CARE report; once the Case Manager has received a CARE report the office personnel will respond within 48 hours.
The Case Manager will reach out to students in order to assist with coordinating prevention, intervention and support efforts across campus and community systems to assist at risk students and students facing crisis, life traumas, and other barriers that impede success.
What would be considered appropriate to report:
- Expressed issues with mental health or emotional concern
- Grief from a death that is impacting the student's functioning
- Any unusual, threatening or otherwise troubling behavior of any A&M-SA Student directed towards themselves or others
- Any wellness issues which is of immediate or serious nature including: emergency hospitalizations, life-threatening illnesses. Crime victim.
- Basic needs, such as: food and financial insecurities, hygiene concerns, housing deficiencies.
- Excessive absence in classes, excessive sleeping or changing habits, etc...
- Alcohol or other drug use/abuse
For more information, please click here to visit the Student Counseling Center web site.
Please be aware that conduct reports are only seen during normal business hours, Monday-Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., with exception to recognized University holidays. It may take several hours for an administrator (within The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities) to receive a conduct report. If this an emergency, please call University Police Emergency Line (24/7): (210) 784-1911.
Misconduct at the University is not tolerated as it diminishes the overall value of the degrees awarded by Texas A&M University-San Antonio. Conduct standards at the University are set forth in writing, in the Student Code of Conduct, in order to give students general notice of prohibited conduct.
The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities upholds the Student Conduct process for academic, behavioral and sexual misconduct issues on campus. If you see or know of a student who may be in violation of the Student Code of Conduct, please file a Student Conduct Report.
For more information on what may constitute a violation, please to view the Student Handbook.
When describing an incident: please describe the incident with as much detail as possible and use specific, concise, objective language. Focus on the Who, What, When, Where, How, and Why of the incident. Indicate specific people, words, phrases, and interactions. Please try use specific names instead of pronouns (he, she, etc.) when referring to people in the body of the report. When possible, we encourage the use of direct quotes, even in incidents when the language may be profane or abusive. For example, “Joe Jaguar shook his fist at me and said ‘you are a stupid loser’” is more helpful than “Joe Jaguar was threatening and used aggressive language with me.”
As a member in an academic community, students at Texas A&M University-San Antonio are expected to exhibit a high level of honesty and integrity in their pursuit of higher xguanjia.cncation, be mature, be self-directed and be able to manage their own affairs. Students who are unwilling to abide by these basic expectations will find themselves facing academic and/or disciplinary sanctions. Students are expected to share in the responsibility and ity with faculty and staff to challenge and make known acts that violate the Texas A&M University-San Antonio Code of Conduct.
Students engaging in an act that violates the standards of academic integrity will find themselves facing academic and/or disciplinary sanctions. Academic misconduct is any act, or attempt, which gives an unfair advantage to the student. Additionally, any behavior specifically prohibited by a faculty member in the course syllabus or class discussion may be considered as academic misconduct.
For more information please click here.
Title IX/ Discrimination
Title IX of the xguanjia.cncation Amendment of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in xguanjia.cncational programs and activities. Sex or gender-based harassment, including sex or gender-based violence, is a form of sex discrimination and is, therefore, prohibited under Title IX. Examples of prohibited activity include: sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal, nonverbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature without consent. For more information, click here.
To file a report of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, click on the Title IX/Discrimination button above. All students are encouraged to “See Something/Say Something”. You may file a Title IX report anonymously.
Texas A&M University-San Antonio is committed to providing an environment of academic study and employment free from harassment and discrimination in all segments of our community and will promptly address complaints and related retaliation in accordance with applicable federal and state laws as well as University policies and regulations.
PREGNANT & PARENTING STUDENTS
Title IX also prohibits sex discrimination on the basis of a student’s pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy or recovery from any of these is prohibited in xguanjia.cncational programs and activities. To learn more about your rights as a student and locations of baby-changing and lactation rooms on campus, click here.
Texas A&M University-San Antonio provides equal opportunity to employees, students, applicants for employment and admission, and the public. Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation are not tolerated.
Click the Civil Rights button above to report discrimination or harassment on the basis of a protected status. Protected status as defined by Texas A&M University-San Antonio refers to a person’s race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. If you have experienced discrimination or harassment on one or more of these bases, the University urges you to report it. If you are an employee and observe or become aware of discrimination or harassment, you must report the incident promptly. You may file a Civil Rights report anonymously.
You may also click the Civil Rights button to report retaliation. Retaliation is adverse action that one person takes against another for engaging in protected activity. Protected activity refers to a range of conduct that a person may take to be free from or report discrimination and harassment. Examples include filing a Title IX complaint and cooperating with University investigators. If you have experienced retaliation, the University once again urges you to report. Reporting is mandatory for employees.
For more information about the University’s Civil Rights Protection Program, click here.
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