Editor's Note: UTSA President Taylor Eighmy sent this email to UTSA students, faculty and staff today.
(Nov. 20, 2018) -- Dear UTSA Community,
Yesterday, members of the Campus Climate Team became aware of flyers that were left in a campus restroom by a group of UTSA women taking a stand against “rampant sexual assault, and abuse on campus and in the world.”
I applaud these women for their desire to raise awareness of an important issue. Sexual misconduct of any kind is unacceptable, and UTSA must be an institution of zero tolerance. My position on this issue is straightforward and unyielding.
If you have been a victim of sexual assault or misconduct or know someone who has, you should never hesitate to report it. Among the UTSA reporting resources are:
At the same time, students have access to a variety of resources that can help them navigate through the immediate and long-term impacts of sexual assault or misconduct:
These reporting avenues, and other information about UTSA’s efforts around sexual assault and sexual misconduct, are available on our Safe Campus website. This site includes resources, an overview of campus initiatives, sexual assault/misconduct data and reports, prevention partners, trainings, and awareness campaigns.
We must prioritize culture change to achieve a zero-tolerance environment. Doing so is an urgent matter to ensure the health and well-being of our campus community.
In the days ahead, we will begin a campus-wide dialogue on how we advance efforts at every level of our university to eliminate sexual assault and sexual misconduct.
I need you to be an active participant and a strong advocate in this process.
More Information about Ice Miller Investigation
UTSA has hired law firm Ice Miller to investigate sexual assault/misconduct allegations referred to on flyers recently posted on campus. The sole purpose Ice Miller’s work is to independently, fairly and neutrally gather facts and conduct an investigation into the basis of the reports. They are not providing legal advice to any of the involved parties. You can report or provide information to Ice Miller directly by emailing UTSA_reports@icemiller.com or leaving a voice message at (317) 221-2810. Reports may be made anonymously.
Emerging artists work in the full range of traditional methods and materials as well as in interdisciplinary and new media. Themes range from social and cultural critique to investigations that are challenging and exquisite explorations in creative form and image.UTSA Art Gallery, Arts Building, Main Campus
Juan Vallejo’s art conveys his experience as a childhood migrant worker. Opening reception: Thurs, Dec. 5, 6–9 p.m. Free and open to the public.UTSA Terminal 136, Blue Star Arts Complex, 136 Blue St., San Antonio
Portions of Cook Road will be closed for construction related to the new Student Success Center project and Americans with Disabilities Act sidewalk upgrades.Cook Road, Main Campus
Out of the violence comes a silence, then a song. Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music and peace. A remarkable true experience, told in the words and songs of the men who lived it. UTSA partners with The Public Theater for this event. Contact the theater at (210) 458-3288 for scheduling requests.Buena Vista Theater, Downtown Campus
Forty-six modular units will be delivered to Main Campus as part of the new Student Success Center project. The units will enter campus at Brennan Avenue and will travel to their final destination, south of the North Paseo Building and Graduate School and Research Building via Tobin Avenue, Bauerle Road and Devine Avenue.Brennan Avenue, Tobin Avenue, Bauerle Road, Devine Avenue, Main Campus
Enjoy two classic holiday performances. Children’s Ballet of San Antonio will present two of The Nutcracker. Our Lady of Guadalupe Church will perform a traditional Pastorela play, a morality tale about shepherds going to Bethlehem and the snares the devil uses to dissuade them. Performances are included with regular ITC admission.UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. César E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio
Celebrating graduating students from the College of Engineering and the College of Liberal and Fine Arts. Guest speaker: Susan Pape '86, chairman of the San Antonio Express-News.Alamodome, 100 Montana St., San Antonio
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