GIAL Security

In compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, formerly the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act, GIAL makes the following information available regarding specified campus crime statistics and campus security policies. The International Linguistics Center, from whom GIAL leases space, has assumed responsibility for the security on the center.

A security information map for the Dallas/Duncanville area.

Information regarding local registered sex offenders can be obtained by contacting the local police departments. Use this site for Texas sex offender registry:

GIAL Security Policy Statements

I.  Campus Security Force
II. Where to Report Crimes
III. Sexual Harrassment

I. Campus Security Force 

The International Linguistics Center provides the campus security for the GIAL community. Use the campus number 144 to report crimes committed on campus.

II. Where to Report Crimes

To Report A Crime - Report what you see

If you witness an event that you consider an emergency, take the following steps:

  1. Get yourself to a place of safety.
  2. Call 911. From Center phones dial 9 - 911.
  3. Call 144. From Center phones dial 144.
  4. DO NOT EXPOSE YOURSELF TO DANGER. If you are not certain what hazards are in the area of the emergency, WAIT FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAMS TO ARRIVE.
  5. If you are sure that you are not in danger from fire, smoke, hazardous materials, or persons try to help victims of the emergency until emergency response teams arrive.

Emergency responders (Police, Fire Department, Hazardous Materials Team, Risk Managers) will make decisions when they are on scene. The Police will probably be the first to arrive. Follow all of their instructions.

They will assess the situation and may set up a perimeter. Do not cross the perimeter. Answer their questions completely.

Police may not have hazardous materials protection, so they may not be able to help victims immediately. They will contact the responders who will help victims. Your cooperation will enable this to happen quickly.

III. Sexual Harassment

GIAL is committed to provide and maintain an environment that is characterized by loving respect for all and that is free from any form of gender prejudice of any sort. Any complaints of conduct under the definition of sexual harassment will be investigated and appropriate action taken, including the notification and involvement of law enforcement authorities when required.

Definition-Sexual harassment includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Verbal Harassment: (epithets, derogatory comments or slurs) Examples: name-calling, sexually explicit or degrading words to describe an individual, sexually explicit jokes, comments about a person's anatomy and/or dress, etc.
  • Physical Harassment: (assault, impeding or blocking movement or any physical interference with normal movement directed at an individual) Examples: Touching, pinching, patting, brushing against or poking another person's body, initiations that involve a sexual component, etc.
  • Visual Harassment: (derogatory posters, cartoons, or drawings). Examples: Displaying sexual pictures, writings or objects, staring at another person's anatomy, leering, unwanted love letters or notes, etc.
  • Sexual Harassment/threat: (unwanted sexual advances). Examples: Propositioning an individual, making or threatening reprisals after a negative response to sexual advances, etc.
  • Any action of a sexual nature when such conduct creates an intimidating, hostile, embarrassing or offensive living or working environment.

Sexual Harassment - Complaint Procedure

The following complaint procedure is to be followed in the event of sexual harassment:

  1. If any person believes he or she has been sexually harassed, the first step would be to tell the person involved that his/her actions are offensive and unwelcome and ask the person to stop.
  2. If a person believes he or she has been harassed but does not feel able to confront the person or if the person continues the harassment, the problem should immediately be reported to a trusted person in authority such as a supervisor.
  3. The President or his designee will be immediately informed of the complaint. All complaints will be investigated immediately and confidentially. If the investigation discloses a violation of this policy, appropriate disciplinary action will be taken. This discipline is clearly outlined in the document GIAL Discipline and Appeal Procedures maintained by the Dean of Academic Affairs.
  4. Any person who has not received satisfaction after utilizing this procedure should contact the Staff Committee which has local jurisdiction.

GIAL shall not tolerate any behavior by any administrator, supervisor, faculty or staff member which constitutes sexual harassment.

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