Links to websites:
- UCCS Counseling Center (www.uccs.edu/counsel/)
- UCCS Respect on Campus (//www.uccs.edu/roc)
- TESSA (www.tessacs.org/)
- Colorado Revised Statutes (CRS) (C.R.S. 18-3-402)
- CSPD Victim's Advocacy Unit (https://coloradosprings.gov/police-department/page/victim-advocacy-unit)
- Free & Anonymous Mental Health Screening (www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/UCCS)
Although we encourage students to report sexual assaults, you may wish to seek help through sources other than campus and local police. Something to keep in mind when choosing where to seek help if you wish to maintain confidentiality is that many of the resources on campus, to include staff and faculty, are known as Campus Security Authorities and are mandated reporters for certain crimes.
Campus Security Authorities are those individuals, offices or departments whose functions involve significant responsibility with students and campus activities. To assist in the identification and reporting of crime on campus, the Clery Act regulations define a campus security authority as:
- University Police
- Non-police security staff responsible for monitoring university property
- People/offices designated under university policy as those to whom/which crimes should be reported
- University officials with significant responsibility for student and campus activities
The function of a Campus Security Authority is to document and report, to UCCS Police, allegations of Clery Act crimes that he or she concludes were made in good faith.
What is considered a Clery Act crime?
- Criminal homicide (murder and non-negligent manslaughter)
- Sex offenses - forcible rape, forcible sodomy, sexual assault with an object and forcible fondling
- Sex offenses - non-forcible rape or incest
- Aggravated assault
- Motor Vehicle theft
- Hate crimes -race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability.