As colleges and universities across the United States reaffirm their commitment to preventing sexual violence, UTSA continues to take steps to address the matter head on. This site serves as a clearinghouse for all the university's related services and resources, and will be updated regularly. 

An important aspect of cultivating a safe environment on campus is providing multiple ways to report concerns, seek support and gain resources.  We encourage members of the university community to connect to any of the campus departments below.

Equal Opportunity Services (EOS)
The EOS office has the responsibility to investigate allegations of discrimination, sexual misconduct and sexual violence.

University Ombudsperson and Student Ombudsperson
Ombudspersons assist students with concerns and help them navigate university processes.

UTSA Police Department
UTSAPD includes a full-service state-certified police force including criminal investigations and community affairs which focuses on crime prevention.

Student Advocacy, Violence Prevention and Empowerment
Student Advocacy provides information, resources, training and advocacy for members of the UTSA community who may have been impacted by sexual misconduct, relationship violence, stalking, sexual harassment and/or gender-based discrimination.

Counseling Services
Counseling Services offers trauma-informed supportive services and treatment for a variety concerns.  A confidential crisis helpline is available after hours at 210-458-4140.

Student Conduct and Community Standards (SCCS)
As part of Student Life, SCCS receives information about possible violations of the UTSA Student Code of Conduct.

See all of UTSA's prevention partners >>

REPORT IT

If you have experienced or witnessed sexual violence or harassment on campus, follow this step-by-step guide.


Latest News and Updates

To submit an update for this timeline, email president@utsa.edu 

September 6, 2019 | Message from the President
Update on preventing sexual assault and misconduct initiative
Message to the UTSA community providing a brief update on the President’s Initiative on Preventing Sexual Assault and Misconduct

Read full message »

June 14, 2019 | Message from the Dean of Students
Update on President's Initiative on Preventing Sexual Assault and Misconduct 
Message to the UTSA community providing a brief update on the President’s Initiative on Preventing Sexual Assault and Misconduct

Read full message »

May 9, 2019 | Message from the President
Follow-up to Ice Miller Report 
Message to the UTSA community on the additional investigations conducted by the UTSA Equal Opportunity Services office subsequent to the release of Ice Miller's assault allegations investigation report. 

Read full message »


May 2, 2019 | Message from the President
Follow-up regarding sexual assault allegations 
Message to the UTSA community regarding sexual assault allegations.

Read full message »


April 19, 2019 | Message from the Dean of Students
Update on President's Initiative on Preventing Sexual Assault and Misconduct 
Message to the UTSA community providing a brief update on the President’s Initiative on Preventing Sexual Assault and Misconduct

Read full message »


April 4, 2019 | Message from the President
Reports from UTSA's external reviews
Message to the UTSA community addressing the final reports fom the two external reviews initiated last year on UTSA’s Title IX compliance and campus sexual assault allegations.


March 26-27, 2019 | Beaks Up Speak Up
Bringing in the Bystander Training at UTSA
Beaks Up Speak Up is hosting facilitator training for Bringing in the Bystander (BITB) on March 26 and 27. Participants will be able to deliver and facilitate the 90-minute BITB curriculum, which is focused on bystander intervention for sexual violence. Sign up today via RowdyLink

March 7, 2019 | UTSA Women's Studies Institute and UTSA Honors College
Shelli Lyons Egger examines the dangerous myths and misconceptions of sexual assault which lead to re-victimization and discourages victims from coming forward in the first place.

#MeTooInTheCourts
Thursday, March 7 at 1:00 p.m. 
Mesquite Room, SU 2.01.24

February 27, 2019 | UTSA Student Life
Brenda Tracy is a national speaker on combatting sexual and physical violence. Her story is powerful and she guides audiences to #SetTheExpectation. Session open to all faculty, staff and students.



February 11, 2019 | Message from the President
Presidential initiative on preventing sexual assault and misconduct
This new initiative framework elevates university-wide efforts to foster a campus environment that is safe for all Roadrunners to study, work and live.

Read full message »

February 06, 2019 | The Paisano
Title IX coordinator seeks to raise awareness
UTSA’s director of Equal Opportunity Services (EOS) and Title IX Coordinator, Suzanne Patrick, plans to raise awareness of the office and the services it provides to UTSA students, faculty and staff.

Read full story »

January 2019 | Office of Student Advocacy, Violence Prevention and Empowerment
UTSA has joined the Culture of Respect Collective, a cohort of 37 colleges and universities dedicated to ending campus sexual violence on their campuses. This two-year program created by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) brings together stakeholders from across the campus and the community with the common purpose of working together to create a Culture of Respect.

December 10, 2018 | Message from the President
Campus incident updates

November 29, 2018 | 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. 

October 30, 2018 | Office of Student Advocacy, Violence Prevention and Empowerment
Student notice to complete the Sexual Assault Prevention online training course.

August 28, 2018 | Message from the President
Our commitment to preventing sexual misconduct


August 23, 2018 | UTSA Student Life
Notification sent of students' right and responsibilities with resources for where to go with additional questions.

June 19, 2018 | Message from the President
Follow-up regarding campus consensual relationships

May 29, 2018 | UTSA Student Life
Notification sent of students' right and responsibilities with resources for where to go with additional questions.

May 24, 2018 | Message from the President
Message regarding campus consensual relationships

May 3, 2018 | Faculty Senate
Faculty Senate Resolution Regarding Issues of Sexual Assault, Harassment, and Discrimination on UTSA Campuses

April 2, 2018 | UTSA Today
Roadrunners take a stand against sexual violence at It's on Us Call to Action day

February 20, 2018 | Message from the President
Preventing Sexual Misconduct/Department of Title IX Services

February 6, 2018 | Office of the President
UTSA’s Senior Leadership Team decides to have all employees participate in compliance training annually, rather than every-other-year. The training includes a module on sexual violence and harassment, including reporting requirements.

February 1, 2018 | Office of the President
Establishment of the Office of Student Advocacy, Violence Prevention and Empowerment to expand the staffing resources needed to address sexual misconduct prevention and victim advocacy at UTSA.

January 23, 2018 | UTSA Student Life
Notification sent of students' right and responsibilities with resources for where to go with additional questions.

November 6, 2017 | UTSA Office of Equal Opportunity Services
Notification sent on UTSA Title IX policy information.

October 13, 2017 | Task Force on Preventing Sexual Violence on Campus
Task Force final report contains an examination of sexual violence on campus and recommendations for success. 

July 5, 2017 | UTSA Today
Task force seeks input on campus sexual assault awareness and prevention programs


May 1, 2017 | UTSA Today
New UTSA task force aims to keep sexual assault awareness and prevention top of mind

March 1, 2017 | Message from the President
Results of comprehensive survey on sexual assault and sexual harassment on campus