2017-18 Student Handbook and Wellness Guide

Sexual Offenses

Augusta Technical College places a high priority on the safety of all students, employees and visitors. Any type of sexual misconduct is strictly forbidden. Criminal charges may be applied to sexual offenses.

  1. Educational Programs
    • Presentations by Campus Safety and Security personnel, as requested
  2. Sanctions

    Upon determination that a student or employee has committed rape, acquaintance rape, or another sexual offense, the following sanctions are available:

    • Criminal Charges
    • Probation
    • Suspension from college and/or employment
    • Expulsion from college
    • Termination of employment
    • Ban from college property
  3. Procedures for Victims

    In the event you are the victim of sexual assault, it is important to remember details, follow procedures and notify the proper college officials. The single most important thing a victim of rape or sexual assault can do is to tell someone-the police, a friend, a medical professional, etc. Rape or sexual assault, whether by a stranger or someone you know, is a violation of your body, your trust and your right to choose. The following are recommended procedures to follow:

    • Do not shower, wash, or change your clothes
    • Preserve any evidence such as clothing, used condoms, towels, tissue or other items which may be useful for investigation purposes
    • If the incident occurs on campus, contact the Vice President of Administrative Services. If the incident occurs off campus, contact 911.
    • Victims may also contact other college officials such as the Vice President of Administrative Services to get assistance in notifying appropriate law enforcement and medical personnel.
    • Seek medical attention immediately. Campus Safety and Security can assist in seeking medical attention. Also, local emergency medical services can be contacted by dialing 911.
    • Seek counseling to assist with mental and emotional trauma. Information concerning counseling services available through various agencies can be obtained by calling Karissa Davis Wright at (706) 771-4067.
  4. Campus Disciplinary Procedures

    Disciplinary procedures for students in the event of any criminal incident including sexual offenses are outlined in the Code of Student Conduct section of the College Handbook. In cases involving sex offenses, the accuser and the accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during a campus disciplinary proceeding. Both the accuser and the accused shall be informed of the outcome of any campus disciplinary proceeding brought alleging sexual assault.

Information concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained by contacting the Criminal Investigation Division of the Augusta-Richmond County Sheriff Department at 401 Walton Way, Augusta, Georgia 30901, or by telephone at (706) 821-1000. Also, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation maintains a searchable web site of registered sex offenders at www.ganet.org/gbi/sorsch.cgi.