Office of the President

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 11, 2023
Domestic Violence Awareness Month


Each October, our campus community reaffirms our commitment to a zero-tolerance environment for sexual misconduct and assault. To encourage continued education, Wellbeing Services and The PEACE Center are hosting various programs to inform all Roadrunners on the many ways you can get involved in our efforts to prevent domestic violence.

Learning Opportunities
This month, UTSA is hosting various events and learning opportunities regarding consent, sexual violence prevention, bystander intervention and healthy relationships. We encourage you to visit our calendar of events to take advantage of these programs to expand your personal toolkit.

Take Back the Night
Of special note, we hope you’ll join us for Take Back the Night on Tuesday, October 17 at 6:30 P.M. in the Student Union Paseo 1 for an evening of empowerment for those individuals who have been affected by domestic and dating violence. The event includes a resource fair, poetry, activities, Silent Witness, a march around campus, and a speak out. 

Green Dot Bystander Intervention Training
Green Dot is a nationally recognized anti-violence initiative aimed at decreasing and preventing the occurrence of power-based personal violence. Join us virtually on Thursday, October 19 at 1:00 P.M. for a 90-minute, interactive session to learn more.

Report and Find Support
UTSA has multiple options for Roadrunners wishing to report acts of sexual violence or misconduct. These include:
In addition, students may visit with a student advocate for support.

Get Involved
We are proud to be counted as an institution dedicated to the complex work of combating sexual violence and are grateful for grant support from the Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women. These efforts are led by a Coordinated Community Response Team, and they are currently recruiting new members. If you are interested in promoting campus-wide sexual violence prevention, please let us know.

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 tell students about your obligation to report prior to hearing a disclosure. We encourage you to review the resources available on the Equal Opportunity Services website and familiarize yourself with referral options on the Safe Campus website. 

As always, we are deeply grateful for the dedication that our entire university commits to this critical work to keep all Roadrunners safe.

With appreciation,

Taylor Eighmy