Editor's Note: UTSA President Taylor Eighmy sent this email to UTSA faculty and staff today.
(May 9, 2019) -- Dear Roadrunners,
I am writing to follow-up on the additional investigations conducted by our Equal Opportunity Services (EOS) office subsequent to the release of Ice Miller’s sexual assault allegations investigation report.
As you may recall from my message on April 4, 2019, the report referenced a number of general harassment and assault allegations, some of which named specific groups. EOS conducted a thorough review of all cases from the past seven academic years using all the data available to them through our historic systems. They identified any cases that tracked with the general allegations mentioned in the report, and a summary of their findings is now available for review.
As you will see in the summary, our data from 2011 to 2018 did not reveal any cases related to fraternities or “Tech/Cyber” departments. FERPA prevents us from publicly releasing the dates or any personal information associated with these cases, but the outcomes are listed.
As noted in the summary, EOS found that proper procedures were followed in all identified cases, but that two cases could have benefitted from more thorough follow-up with the involved parties. Suzanne Patrick, Director of EOS and Title IX Coordinator, immediately reviewed these cases with the entire EOS team and has already made changes to improve their processes moving forward.
As important as it is that we own our responsibilities around preventing sexual violence at UTSA, it’s equally critical that we learn and grow from every experience to get better. We will be vigilant in our approach toward continually assessing our investigative procedures.
As I’ve mentioned in past messages, I know there are more sexual assaults happening on our campuses than are reported. Our zero-tolerance commitment will remain steadfast, as will our focus on prevention and culture change. My heartfelt thanks to all of you for supporting this important work.
Celebrate UTSA’s 50th Anniversary and share social media posts about the 50th using the hashtag #UTSA50.
UTSA will offer science, engineering, architecture, sports, music, writing and language and culture camps for kids, teens and adults. Register now.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
Join Dr. Max Kilger for a fascinating look at the research illuminating the motivations behind malicious online actors, a key component to combating our nation’s digital national security issues.Geekdom Event Centre, 131 Soledad, San Antonio
Roadrunners get involved in fun, engaging and interactive experiences to gear up for the new school year.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
The success of African Americans in popular sports has been well documented, while less attention has been given to their intellectual achievements. Utilizing historical, sociological, and cultural perspectives, Dr. Langston Clark will explore the intersection of Black Intellectualism and Black Athleticism.The Garage at the Pearl, 250 E. Grayson, San Antonio
Join the UTSA Small Business Development Center for its 5th annual day of immersion into digital marketing through seminars, Q&A sessions, and networking. Industry-expert presenters include Mark Nanez, Cory Ames, Charity Matthews, and Steven Bullard.Durango Building (DBB 2.316), Downtown Campus
The Roadrunners open up 2019 play against hometown rival UIW Cardinals.Alamodome, 100 Montana St., San Antonio
UTSA hosts Army West PointAlamodome, 100 Montana St., San Antonio
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