Community of Care Network


East Texas Baptist University is committed to creating a safe and healthy campus community. Recognizing that this initiative requires students, faculty, and staff working together to achieve a common goal, Student Affairs has formed a campus coalition of partners aspiring to foster a Community of Care Network for all members of the University community. Through this collaboration, we aim to build and sustain a culture of care in which students live, learn, lead, and succeed at ETBU and beyond.

 


Essential Function

CCN serves as a central point for coordinating resources to support student wellness initiatives and crisis intervention. If a member of the coalition becomes aware of a potential incident of campus violence involving self-harm, sexual misconduct, discrimination, harassment, relationship violence , or other violence, it is imperative to promptly report it to the Dean of Students. The Student Affairs staff will provide support, advocacy, assistance, and connection to resources, while taking every precaution to ensure that privacy considerations are respected.


Community Resources

Student Affairs is committed to helping students take full advantage of a variety of programs and services that foster community, engagement and learning experiences both in and out of the classroom. Our goal is to create safe educational environments and collaborative partnerships that help students live, learn, lead, and succeed at ETBU and beyond. Students with an immediate crisis should contact the Dean of Students at (903) 923-2320 or call 911 for medical or life threatening emergencies.

Counseling Care Center

ETBU has licensed professional counselors available to meet with students on campus. The Counseling Care Center is located in the Jarrett Library. Students are offered free individual therapy, couples or family therapy,and group therapy sessions Monday - Friday from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Call (903) 923-2360 to schedule an appointment.

Campus Security

The Security Department at East Texas Baptist University is located in the Charles E. Herrington Service Center. Student victims or witnesses of criminal activity including theft, vandalism, assault, etc., should report this directly to the appropriate law enforcement agency, usually the Marshall Police Department at (903) 935-4575, and the ETBU Security Office at (903) 923-2098 during the day and (903) 407-8189 at night. For additional assistance, students may contact the Student Affairs office at (903) 923-2320. In case of emergency or immediate threat, call 911.

Health Services

Medical clinics and the Good Shepherd Hospital are located in close proximity to campus. For more information about health services or to contact a Student Affairs staff, email studentaffairs@etbu.edu or call (903) 923-2320.


Additional Resources

The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act
http://clerycenter.org/campus-sexual-violence-elimination-save-act

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
www.nsvrc.org
1-877-739-3895 (toll free)


Summary of Reporting Options

Student Affairs is committed to helping students take full advantage of a variety of programs and services that foster community, engagement and learning experiences both in and out of the classroom. Our goal is to create safe educational environments and collaborative partnerships that help students succeed. Students with an immediate crisis should contact the Dean of Students at (903) 923-2320 or call 911 for medical or life threatening emergencies.

As part of the Community of Care Network, Student Affairs will provide support, advocacy, assistance, and connection to resources for all members of the University community. The Dean of Students and Title IX coordinators will work to protect the privacy of all reporting students and maintain confidentiality to the furthest extent possible. Also, ETBU has licensed professional counselors available to meet confidentially with students to help advocate privacy considerations and referrals for extended community resources. For additional information or further clarification, please contact ETBU’s Title IX Coordinators listed below:

Faculty and Staff Reporting

Ned Calvert, Vice President for Administration and Finance
Marshall Hall - 4th Floor (903) 923-2120
ncalvert@etbu.edu

Student Reporting

Dr. Xavier Whitaker, Vice President for Student Affairs
Ornelas Student Center - 1st Floor
(903) 923-2320
xwhitaker@etbu.edu