SEPTEMBER 28, 2021 – Editor’s Note: The following message was sent by email today from the Senior Vice-President, Student Affairs and the Dean of Students LT Robinson to all teachers, staff and students:
As part of our commitment to bring you updates on the work of the President’s Initiative on the Prevention of Sexual Assault and Misconduct, I am writing to share information regarding our ongoing efforts in sexual assault education. prevention, advocacy services, reporting options and ways you can get involved. .
Check out the many educational events and programs we’re offering this fall on topics related to preventing sexual violence, including consent education, witness intervention and healthy relationships. I encourage you to attend as much as possible. From coffee and consent to a series of healthy relationship workshops, these events and trainings bring our community together and provide opportunities to develop skills and knowledge on these important topics.
Green Dot Spectator Intervention training is now available at UTSA. Green Dot is a nationally recognized anti-violence initiative aimed at reducing and preventing personal power-based violence, including dating and domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault and other forms of harassment towards an individual. Register now to participate in the Point Vert session on Friday October 8 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Join us at Take Back the Night at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12 at Sombrilla Plaza for an evening of music, poetry and a walk around campus. As part of our annual Homecoming festivities, it’s time for our community to come together in solidarity, show our support for survivors, and advocate to end the violence.
Recognizing the importance of providing support services to survivors, UTSA has a variety of advocacy resources available. The PEACE Center includes a campus advocate to assist students who have experienced sexual and / or intimate partner violence by providing crisis intervention, safety planning, education on the option to report and emotional support. Students do not need to report incidents to authorities in order to receive assistance from the Campus Advocate, and all meetings and services are confidential. The UTSA Student Ombudsman serves as a defending lawyer in accordance with the regulations of Title IX.
UTSA has several options for Roadrunners wishing to report acts of sexual violence or misconduct. These include:
In addition, our students can consult the Campus Advocate for assistance.
As an important reminder, faculty and staff are required to report any disclosure of sexual violence to the Title IX coordinator. Therefore, it is important to inform students of your reporting obligation before hearing a disclosure. I encourage you to review the resources available on the Equal Opportunity Services website and familiarize yourself with the referral options on the Safe Campus website.
To be involved
We are committed to continuing to work to keep Roadrunners safe. Our prevention, intervention and education efforts are based on our adherence to the Culture of Respect, and we are proud to be counted as an institution dedicated to the complex work of combating sexual violence. These efforts are led by a campus leadership team, and they are currently recruiting new students, faculty and staff. If you are interested in promoting campus-wide sexual violence prevention, let us know by submitting the form below.