Preventing Sexual Assault and Misconduct

Current StatusOperationalized


The President’s Initiative on Preventing Sexual Assault and Misconduct Task Force will foster a culture of zero-tolerance for sexual assault and misconduct behaviors by developing and enacting a comprehensive action plan based on the Culture of Respect core blueprint including evidence-based practices for survivor support, clear policies, multi-tiered education, public disclosure, school-wide mobilization, and continual self-assessment.

 View the Initiative Brief 

LT Robinson
Senior Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Multi-tiered Education
Madison Cowles
Graphic Designer II, Campus Recreation

Danielle Rominski
Prevention Specialist, PEACE Center

Schoolwide Mobilization
Jarvis Clark
Associate Director, Student Activities

Tim Palese
Library Services Assistant III, Libraries

Public Disclosure
Amanda Swaney
Clery Compliance Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Services


Richard Harris
Professor, Social Work and Demography, College of Health, Community and Policy

Kellie Lynch
Associate Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice, College of Health, Community and Policy

Survivor Support
Cassandra Parada
Campus Advocate, PEACE Center

Strategic Plan Midpoint Update (Fall 2022)

In 2019, UTSA joined the Culture of Respect Collective, a cohort of 37 higher education institutions dedicated to ending campus sexual violence. Since the inception of this Initiative, UTSA has:

  • Created a new office to assist students in navigating campus services. UTSA’s PEACE Center, located in the Student Union, adopts a trauma-informed perspective to carry out its mission of Prevention, Education, Advocacy, Consultation, and Empowerment 
  • Established a faculty and staff Survivors Alliance to educate the community about sexual violence and provide continuing support for survivors
  • Completed an administrative reorganization to unite and improve related services in Student Affairs, Campus Police, and reporting
  • Worked to improve transparency and awareness-raising by producing two annual reports containing comprehensive data from investigations handled by the UTSA Equal Opportunity Services/Title IX Office
  • Secured a $300,000, three-year grant from the Department of Justice to expand services and programs that aimed at reducing incidents of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking among college-aged students
  • Implemented the recommendations from Margolis Healy and Associates LLC, a national consulting practice, to improve campus security functions
  • Conducted an internal assessment of operations to identify opportunities for continuous improvement

UTSA remains committed to ending campus sexual violence by investing in prevention resources and support services. For example, in the fall of 2022, Wellbeing Services expanded Green Dot Bystander Intervention training to help students understand the strategies and tools they can use to prevent power-based personal violence on campus.

The PEACE Center Homepage

This Initiative Supports Strategic Destinations

Destination One: Model for Student Success