Clery Act and Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 Annual Notification
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a
Federal statute requiring colleges and universities participating in federal financial aid programs to
maintain and disclose campus crime statistics and security information. The Clery Act is codified in
20 U.S.C. §1092(f), with implementing regulations in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations at 34
The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 amended the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of
Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) by adding requirements to
distribute written notifications in order to increase the transparency between institutions of higher
education and students and employees. The notifications explain the rights, options and resources
for victims of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking. This amendment
created three requirements for these notifications, all found in this Annual Notification, as follows:
Notification #1: SERVICES AVAILABLE FOR VICTIMS/SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT,
DATING/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, AND STALKING
The Maricopa County Community College District does not sponsor on-campus counseling, mental
health, or other student services for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault
and/or stalking offenses, therefore, the campus will notify all affected persons of the existence of
off-campus counseling, mental health, or other services for victims of these offenses. Professional
Counselors, if and when deemed appropriate, should inform the person they are counseling of any
procedures to report crimes on a voluntary, confidential basis for inclusion in the annual disclosure of
Notification #2: ASSISTANCE REGARDING INTERIM AND SUPPORTIVE MEASURES
Title IX Coordinators will offer options for and assistance in changing academic or living situations
that are available to you, within reason, so long as you request such changes be made available.
Maricopa County Community Colleges District does not offer professional counseling services on
any of our campuses, but our Title IX Coordinators will provide information regarding counseling,
mental and physical health, and other student services resources, such as:
Additional resources can be located here.
The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) strictly prohibits retaliation against any
individual who files a complaint, or has experienced or witnessed acts of sexual harassment,
discrimination, or violence. MCCCD defines retaliation as when any instructor(s), supervisor(s),
manager(s), academic professional(s), administrator(s), or other employee(s) uses their authority to
take adverse action against an individual who files a complaint, or has experienced or witnessed
acts of sexual harassment, discrimination, or violence, or is involved in the investigation of acts of
sexual harassment, discrimination, or violence.
Notification #3: RIGHTS AND OPTIONS FOR VICTIMS/SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT,
DATING/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, AND STALKING —ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
1. Why is it important to seek medical attention?
Seeking medical attention is your choice. Often it is a good idea to see a doctor as soon as possible
to make sure you are okay and to talk about any concerns you have about your health. A doctor can
provide you with information about your medical care and answers to your questions, a health check
to check for possible injuries and provide treatment, talk about pregnancy testing, talk about sexually
transmitted infections including testing and treatment, talk about the effects of the rape and sexual
assault on your wellbeing, including feeling depressed or suicidal, eating and sleeping patterns, or
level of anxiety, provide a medical certificate if you need some time off work, school or university.
If you are thinking about reporting to the police, the doctor can collect evidence for the police with
your consent. It is important that this done soon as possible. By law, you are not required to report to
law enforcement in order to receive a sexual assault forensic exam, commonly referred to as a “rape
kit.” The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 has made it easier for someone to
have a “Jane Doe rape kit,” where they are given a code to identify themselves if they choose to
2. How can one access confidential support services?
Sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking can be complex and painful experiences
that can require many different types of support including medical, legal, psychological, and
academic resources. There are no employees within Maricopa who can guarantee complete
confidentiality; however, there are resources outside of Maricopa that you may wish to have a
confidential conversation with about your options and what next steps you would like to take.
Sexual assault service providers have highly trained staff that can offer assistance in moments of
crisis as well as resources for ongoing support related to sexual violence. Their services are usually
free or low cost. They can offer information and resources including
● Individual counseling
● Group counseling/support groups
● Medical attention and hospital accompaniment
● Legal/criminal justice system advocacy
● Crime victim assistance advocacy
● Community education
● Professional education
● Casework/practical assistance
● Emergency shelter
In Arizona, the following independent sexual assault service providers are dedicated to helping
survivors of sexual assault.
HAVEN Family Resources Center, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
Time Out, Inc. Payson, AZ 85547
Eve’s Place, Peoria, AZ 85345
La Frontera EMPACT, Tempe, AZ 85281
Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault, Tucson, AZ 85716
3. What are the different options for reporting sexual assault, dating/domestic violence,
and stalking, both on and off campus?
Any student who has experienced, witnessed, or otherwise knows of sexual harassment,
discrimination, or violence may file a Formal Complaint by contacting the Title IX/504 Coordinator at
their respective college or center.
● A Formal Complaint can be given orally or in writing within 300 calendar days of the
● Once the Formal Complaint is received by the Title IX/504 Coordinator, it will then be shared
with the college President and the Office of General Counsel, whereupon the Formal
Complaint will be assigned a case number.
● A copy of the Formal Complaint will be shared with the accused individual within five (5)
working days of receipt by the Title IX/504 Coordinator, and will be notified that any form of
retaliation against the victim, the individual who reported the discriminatory act, or potential
witnesses is prohibited.
● The accused individual must respond to the Formal Complaint in writing within fifteen (15)
calendar days of his or her receipt of the Formal Complaint.
Click here to view a list of Maricopa County Community College's (MCCCD) Title IX/504
Coordinators. Click here to view additional elements of the investigation process for violations of the
Sexual Harassment and Discrimination policy.
There are several options for reporting a sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking.
Some options include:
● Call 911. If you are in immediate danger, dial 911. Help will come to you, wherever you are.
● Contact the local police department. Call the direct line of your local police station or visit
the station in person. If you are on a college campus you may also be able to contact
campus-based law enforcement.
● Visit a medical center. If you are being treated for injuries resulting from sexual assault, tell
a medical professional that you wish to report the crime. You can also choose to have a
sexual assault forensic exam. To find an appropriate local health facility that is prepared to
care for survivors, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.HOPE (4673).
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The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or national origin. A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the career and technical education programs of the District.
The Maricopa County Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. For Title IX/504 concerns, call the following number to reach the appointed coordinator: (480) 731-8499. For additional information, as well as a listing of all coordinators within the Maricopa College system, visit http://www.maricopa.edu/non-discrimination.