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.
This photo exhibit explores the history and tradition behind the Mexican drink.UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
UTSA faculty, staff and students are invited to attend open forums featuring the three finalist candidates for the position of vice president for the Office of Research, Economic Development and Knowledge Enterprise.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
This year’s Symposium will focus on Operational Command and Control in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Tickets are $60 for Admiral Nimitz Foundation Members and $70 for non-members.Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
The NSA Codebreaker Challenge provides students with a hands-on opportunity to develop their reverse-engineering, low-level code analysis skills while working on a realistic problem set centered around the NSA’s mission. Developer Eric Bryant will present a Tech Talk and answer questions about the challenge. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Free pizza. Open to all.John Peace Library (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
UTSA's Office of Sustainability hosts a full day of activities to celebrate the opening of the Tito Bradshaw Bicycle Repair Shop. A ribbon-cutting at 6 p.m.will include President Eighmy, Mayor Nirenberg, Councilman Pelaez and Councilwoman Gonzales.Ximenes Ave. between Ximenes Ave. Lot and Brackenridge Ave. Lot 1, Main Campus
Annual symposium to highlight the importance of effective translation and interpreting in our global community.H-E-B Student Union Travis Room (HSU 2.202), Main Campus
The UTSA Institute for Law and Public Affairs and the Southwest Association of Prelaw Advisors will host the annual Law School Fair for students interested in attending law school. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from approximately 90 ABA approved law schools (including all law schools in Texas), and learn about admissions, financing, course offerings, student life, program reputation, with the opportunity to gain application fee waivers.H-E-B Student Union, Ballroom (HSU 1.104), Main Campus
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