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Campus Sexual Assault Lawyer in Sugar Land, TX

Representing College and University Sexual Abuse Survivors Throughout Texas

Sexual abuse on college campuses throughout Texas and across the country is widespread and significantly underreported. Even when survivors feel safe enough to come forward, many reports of sexual assault, rape, and dating violence are never properly investigated. Survivors of this kind of unthinkable harm deserve better.

At the Karam Law Office, we want you to know that you are not alone. What happened to you was not your fault, and we are here to help. If you have experienced sexual assault or abuse on a college or university campus in Houston or the surrounding areas, contact our office for a free, confidential consultation. 

Call (914) 368-7168 to discuss your case directly with a Sugar Land campus sexual assault lawyer today.

Colleges and Universities in the Houston Area

Houston is home to 14 major colleges and universities, as well as dozens of other smaller institutions. According to Visit Houston, over 315,000 students are enrolled at these local campuses.

Major colleges and universities in the Houston area:

  • Baylor College of Medicine in Houston
  • Houston Baptist University
  • Houston Community College System
  • Lone Star College
  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Rice University
  • Sam Houston State University
  • San Jacinto College
  • South Texas College of Law
  • Texas Southern University
  • University of Houston
  • University of Houston – Clear Lake
  • University of Houston – Victoria
  • University of Houston – Downtown (UHD)
  • University of St. Thomas
  • University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth)

At these and other institutions in the Houston area, administrators have a duty to report allegations of sexual abuse, harassment, and assault. Failure to report these incidents to law enforcement, abide by Title IX, or remove predators from the campus can result in liability.

If you have been affected by sexual violence or sexual assault at a Houston campus, contact our Sugar Land campus sexual assault lawyer today to discuss your rights.

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Reports of Sexual Assault at Houston Campuses

Police were recently searching for a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in the bathroom at the Houston Baptist University campus. Two Houston campuses recently ranked among those with the highest violent crime rates in the state. Many students never hear about the true crime statistics at a campus.

Federal law requires universities to publish an annual security report including information about sexual assaults and abuse. Unfortunately, not all of the crimes are reported correctly, and many survivors never come forward for fear of retaliation. 

Many reports of sexual assault on college campuses go uninvestigated. Even when investigated, many perpetrators are not held accountable.

College Sexual Assault Statistics

According to the Office on Women’s Health (OASH), 1 in 5 women experiences sexual assault in college. Female students are most at risk during the “first few months of their first and second semesters in college.”

As noted by RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), sexual violence is extremely prevalent on college campuses with 13% of all graduate and undergraduate students experiencing rape or sexual assault through force, violence, or incapacitation. 

Female college students between the ages of 18-24 are 3x more likely to experience sexual violence, despite only 20% of female student victims in this age group reporting the crime to law enforcement.

How Can an Attorney Help?

A Sugar Land campus sexual assault lawyer can help hold the college or university responsible for failing to stop these egregious acts. Stories of sexual abuse that occur on campus for months and even years are unacceptable. Too many times, allegations of assault are covered up, leaving unsuspecting students vulnerable to predators.

A college or university can be held responsible in sexual assault cases for: 

  • Failing to report
  • Failing to remove the perpetrator
  • Failing to investigate claims
  • Intentionally withholding a report
  • Failing to provide adequate security
  • Insufficient lighting on campus and more
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    An attorney can ensure that your medical, psychological, and legal needs are met. Our lawyers will investigate whether campus administrators knew or should have known about the assault and did nothing about it. 

    We will also look into state and federal violations if the university or college failed to report the crimes. You deserve to be heard, and we will fight to make sure that you are not silenced.

    Help Hold Colleges and Universities Accountable for Sexual Assault on Campus, Call Our Office Today.

    You can help hold colleges and universities accountable for sexual assaults that occur on campus by calling our office at (914) 368-7168. At the Karam Law Office, we offer free, no-obligation consultations to rape and assault victims. 

    Attorney Jacob Karam is an award-winning personal injury lawyer that will work to ensure that these campuses are held responsible. Cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you pay no fees unless we win your case. Contact our office today to learn more about how we can help.