Feelings of being in danger are normal after experiencing or knowing someone who experienced sexual harassment. We recommend that these individuals coordinate with Campus Safety and Security.
Campus Safety and Security is available 24/7 and can be reached by dialing 8111 on a campus phone. They can help you contact the police if you wish to file a report or obtain a court issued protection order that can extend to the community.
Supportive measures are available if needed and can be arranged through our Title IX Coordinator. You do not need to file a formal complaint to receive supportive measures from Mesalands.
How to Report on Campus
Julio Galindo, Title IX Coordinator for Students Office Phone: (575) 461-6609 Email: [email protected]
Russ Irby, Title IX Coordinator For Employees Office Phone: (575) 461-6607 Email: [email protected]
Individuals are encouraged to seek mental health support when needed. Our on-campus resources are free.
Tucumcari Police Department (575) 461-2160
Emergency Number 911
Mesalands Campus Security (575) 461-8111
Mental Health Support
Pat Crook, Director of Counseling Office Phone: (575) 461-6653 Email: [email protected]
National Suicide and Crisis Hotline 988
Dr Dan C Trigg Memorial Hospital (575) 461-7000
Examples of Sexual Harassment
Dating / Domestic Violence
If you have experienced sexual harassment, we encourage you to come forward and seek assistance from Mesalands College. A full description of sexual harassment can be found in the Student Handbook here.
To report sexual harassment on campus, refer to the contact information mentioned above, or visit my.mesalands.edu to complete the formal complaint form. You can also reach out to any Mesalands employee.
Please know that every employee at Mesalands is a mandatory reporter, meaning they need to report to the Title IX Coordinator when information is shared with them involving sexual harassment.
In addition to making a report at Mesalands, we encourage you to contact the police. However, it is your choice if you want to make an official police report; Mesalands will not report on your behalf.
Mesalands College strives to keep incidences of sexual harassment as confidential as possible. However, certain information may need to be shared for safety and investigative purposes. Any person processing an incident of sexual harassment will do so without bias or judgement.
Making A Report
There are a variety of resources on and off campus to help you report and heal, all listed above. If you have questions about the resources or reporting an incident to Russ Irby at [email protected]
Even if you are uncertain about reporting an incident, we urge you to preserve all evidence related to the incident. Evidence can include clothing, text messages, photos, bed sheets, and anything else involved in what happened. If you decide you do want to file a report with the police and/or Mesalands, having evidence intact will help any investigation that may follow a report.
It is the policy of Mesalands Community College to provide equal educational opportunities and not to discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, genetic information, physical or mental disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, AIDS/HIV status, citizenship, or medical condition, as those terms are defined under applicable laws, in its educational programs, activities, or employment.
We have revised § 106.8 to require recipients to prominently display on recipient websites the contact information for the recipient’s Title IX Coordinator, and to state that any person may report sexual harassment by using the Title IX Coordinator’s listed contact information.