Residence Halls Violations (Texas State University)

Michael Topper filed this request with the Texas State University of Texas.
Multi Request Residence Halls Violations
Due Oct. 29, 2021
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Michael Topper

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records of all liquor displinary violations, drug disciplinary violations, reports of rape, reports of fondling, and reports of statutory rape from student residence halls dating from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2019 (inclusive). I am requesting this information have the following information (but not limited to): exact date reported of the violation (e.g., the month, day, and year) and type of violation (e.g., liquor, drug, rape, fondling, statutory rape violation).

If this data can be given in a spreadsheet format (e.g., .xls, .csv, .xlsx) this would be most appreciated.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Michael Topper

From: Texas State University

Mr. Topper,

The University needs additional information in order to process your request.

1. Are you seeking information about reports of alleged violations or incidents where a disciplinary process was undertaken and the allegations were sustained/respondent was found to have violated policy?
2. Are you only seeking statistics regarding these incidents without the names of the involved parties?
3. Are you only seeking information about incidents that allegedly occurred in the residence halls?

Please clarify what records you are seeking, and we will proceed with your request accordingly. You may send your clarification by return email, or you may mail, fax or hand-deliver the response to the TSUS Office of General Counsel, as follows:

Public Information Coordinator
Texas State University
TSUS Office of General Counsel
1040 JCK Building
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
Fax: (512) 245-9633
Email: TSUSGenCoun@txstate.edu<mailto:TSUSGenCoun@txstate.edu>

Pursuant to section 552.222 of the Texas Government Code, if a written response to this request for clarification is not received within 61 days, your request is considered withdrawn and closed by operation of law.

Sincerely,

Molly Cost
TXST Public Information Coordinator
Assistant General Counsel
TSUS Office of General Counsel
Ph(512) 245-2530
Fax(512) 245-9633
TSUSGenCoun@txstate.edu<mailto:TSUSGenCoun@txstate.edu>

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From: Michael Topper

Hi Molly,

Thanks for the email. In particular, I am only seeking statistics regarding these incidents without the names of the involved parties that allegedly occurred in the residence halls. However, the date reported is the most crucial aspect of this. So an ideal data set would have 2 columns: 1 for the incident-type in the residence hall (rape/drug/liquor) and 1 for the date-reported (or occurred).

Hope this helps, and let me know if you need further clarification.

Michael

From: Texas State University

Mr. Topper,

Are you seeking information about reports of alleged violations or incidents where a disciplinary process was undertaken and the allegations were sustained/respondent was found to have violated policy?

Please clarify what records you are seeking, and we will proceed with your request accordingly. You may send your clarification by return email, or you may mail, fax or hand-deliver the response to the TSUS Office of General Counsel, as follows:

Public Information Coordinator
Texas State University
TSUS Office of General Counsel
1040 JCK Building
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
Fax: (512) 245-9633
Email: TSUSGenCoun@txstate.edu<mailto:TSUSGenCoun@txstate.edu>

Pursuant to section 552.222 of the Texas Government Code, if a written response to this request for clarification is not received within 61 days, your request is considered withdrawn and closed by operation of law.

Sincerely,

Molly Cost
TXST Public Information Coordinator
Assistant General Counsel
TSUS Office of General Counsel
Ph(512) 245-2530
Fax(512) 245-9633
TSUSGenCoun@txstate.edu<mailto:TSUSGenCoun@txstate.edu>

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From: Michael Topper

Hi Molly,

Sorry for not clarifying that first point. Alleged is preferred, but if not available, the latter also works.

Michael

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