For more than a decade, UTSA has developed and provided resources to students, faculty members and staff members to deter, prevent and respond to reports of intimate and interpersonal violence. This university-wide response is a collaborative effort that includes the following UTSA offices:
The UTSA Office of Equal Opportunity Services (EOS) develops and sustains a learning and working environment at UTSA that is diverse, inclusive and free of illegal discrimination and harassment. EOS assists individuals in reporting and investigating Title IX claims, and it conducts Title IX and Campus SaVE training for students, faculty and staff. It is also home to the university’s Title IX Coordinator. View UTSA’s Title IX policy.
The UTSA Police Department protects and serves all persons within the UTSA community, while protecting the resources of the community. The police department is also home to a comprehensive Crime Prevention Unit, established in 1994, that offers education and awareness programs on a wide variety of topics such as self-defense, alcohol awareness and sexual assault prevention.
Phone: 210-458-4911 (emergencies)
UTSA Counseling Services offers students with a variety of professional counseling services including group counseling, individual counseling and psychiatry services. Counselors are specially trained in treating PTSD, which can impact victims of sexual assault. Additionally, UTSA Counseling Services offers a 24/7 Crisis Hotline at 210-458-4140. All services are confidential and available in Spanish.
UTSA Student Health Services provides confidential medical, dental, immunization and women’s health services to enrolled UTSA students, in addition to conducting laboratory work and STI testing. The clinic also offers health education programs to promote healthy lifestyles among members of the campus community.
UTSA has two ombudspersons that provide confidential, neutral and timely services to members of the university community. The Student Ombudsperson helps UTSA students navigate unique challenges in a welcoming and safe environment. The Academic Affairs Ombudsperson helps members of the academic community.
Web: Student Ombudsperson
Phone: 210-458-4136 (student ombudspersons)
Academic Affairs Ombudsperson
Web: Academic Affairs Ombudsperson
Phone: 210-458-5605 (Academic Affairs)
The Institutional Compliance and Risk Services office ensures all areas of UTSA are compliant in observing federal and state laws, including Title IX and the SaVE Act. The office also provides a hotline for students, faculty and staff to report non-compliance issues and concerns at 1-877-270-5051.
UTSA Housing and Residence Life serves more than 4,000 students in three residence halls on the Main Campus – Laurel Village, Chaparral Village and Alvarez Hall. It also offers a residential curriculum that promotes personal growth, campus connectedness, personal safety and the deterrence of crime.
The UTSA Office of Student Activities enhances the student experience by creating opportunities for purposeful connections to the UTSA community through discovery, student development and involvement. Its ongoing programming helps students achieve their personal best in a safe environment.
Student Conduct and Community Standards upholds the high behavioral and academic standards of the UTSA Student Code of Conduct by helping students grow individually and as members of the UTSA community through intentional transformation of their decision making patterns.
The Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion helps all members of the university community to explore issues relating to culture, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity and other topics. It also connects UTSA students to social justice volunteer activities.
The UTSA Women’s Studies Institute, housed in the College of Education and Human Development, offers UTSA’s academic program in women’s studies. It also forges working relationships with the greater campus community and across San Antonio to address issues relating to women’s leadership in the 21st century.
A team that includes staff members from the Office of Student Life, Counseling Services, Academic Affairs, Human Resources and UTSA PD is in place to respectfully, confidentially and professionally respond to reports of concerning behavior observed within the UTSA community. Reports may be submitted online or via phone.
Phone: 210-458-4911 (emergencies)
This registered student organization creates a safe space for LGBTQ students, encourages them to become involved in the LGBTQ issues and educates the UTSA community about LGBTQ social justice issues.
Web: Intersections UTSA
This registered student organization advocates for sexual violence awareness and prevention on campus and provides a safe place for students to gain emotional and social support from their peers.
Web: Students Against Sexual Assault