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.
The third ceremony, scheduled at 2 p.m. on May 19, will recognize graduates from the College of Education and Human Development, College of Sciences and College of Public Policy.Alamodome, 100 Montana St., San Antonio
Jenny Hsieh, professor and Semmes Foundation Chair in Cell Biology and director, UTSA Brain Health Consortium provides an engaging look into the world of gene editing.South Texas Research Facility, 8403 Floyd Curl Dr., San Antonio
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
Future Roadrunners and families prepare for everything they need to know before the fall semester.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
Join us for cupcakes and lots of Roadrunner spirit as we celebrate the day UTSA was created by the Texas Legislature.Sombrilla, Main Campus and Frio Street Commons, Downtown Campus
Join us as we celebrate this momentoud day in UTSA history by paying homage to the moment Governor Preston Smith signed the legislation creating UTSA exactly 50 years ago on June 5, 1969.The Alamo, 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio
The State of Hand Stitch is a survey of eleven women artists in Texas working with thread and needle at a time when embroidery is increasingly recognized as a medium of choice by serious artists. Opening reception is June 5 at 5pm. Exhibit continues through Aug. 9.Arts Building, Main Art Gallery (ART 2.03.04), Main Campus
For the 48th year, the ITC brings culture to life with music, dance, artisanship, food and hands-on experiences that connect Texans to their roots.UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.
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