SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 — Editor’s note: The following message was sent today via email from Dean of Students and Senior Vice Provost for Student Affairs LT Robinson to all students, faculty and staff:
As part of our commitment to bring you updates about the work of the President’s Initiative on Preventing Sexual Assault and Misconduct, I am writing to share information regarding our ongoing efforts in prevention education, services related to advocacy, reporting options and ways you can get involved.
Check out the many events and educational programs we are offering this fall on sexual violence prevention topics, including consent education, bystander intervention and healthy relationships. I encourage you to attend as many as possible. These events and trainings, even when virtual, bring our community together and provide opportunities to expand our knowledge about these important topics.
As just one highlight, this Thursday, September 17, UTSA hosts Sexual Assault and Misconduct Prevention Panel covering the various resources provided for UTSA students who experience sexual violence. You can also support these efforts on your own social media handles with our awareness campaign.
Acknowledging the importance of providing supportive services in accordance with the U.S. Department of Education’s Title IX requirements, UTSA has a variety of advocacy resources available. The PEACE Center includes a student advocate to assist students who have been victims of sexual violence or intimate partner violence by providing crisis intervention, safety planning, reporting option education and emotional support. Students do not need to report incidents to authorities in order to receive assistance from the student advocate, and all meetings and services are confidential. UTSA’s student ombudsperson serves as a respondent advocate in compliance with Title IX regulations.
UTSA has multiple options for Roadrunners wishing to report acts of sexual violence or misconduct. These include:
In addition, our students may visit the student advocate for support.
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. I encourage you to review the resources available on the Safe Campus website and familiarize yourself with referral options.
We are dedicated to continuing the work to keep Roadrunners safe. Our prevention, response and education efforts are informed by our membership in the Culture of Respect and we are proud to be counted as an institution dedicated to the complex work of combating sexual violence. These efforts are led by a Campus Leadership Team, and they are currently recruiting new student, faculty and staff members. If you are interested in promoting campuswide sexual violence prevention, let us know by submitting the form to join our team.
Speaking for our team members, I am grateful for the dedication and focus that our entire university community has placed on this important issue and I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events. Please look for updates as our work continues.
Thanks to you all for helping to make our campus safe for your fellow Roadrunners.
Come to Bandera Market to celebrate national Hispanic Heritage Month with Hispanic vendors from a variety of countries. Free entry.Bandera Pointe Shopping Center,11627 Bandera Road
The College for Health, Community and Policy at UTSA is proud to present the Dean's Community Lecture Series, a series of events bringing community leaders from San Antonio and beyond to foster the natural leadership abilities of students while discussing critical topics in our community.Virtual Event
A video on Instagram Live (@UTSA_MSCEJ) of Chef Jesse Moreno-Valle from Aramark creating a couple of great dishes: sopa negra (black bean soup) al estilo Costa Rica y güirilas (a crepe style item made with corn and a cheese filling) from Nicaragua.Virtual Event
Visit the library to learn how to make your own Worry Dolls. Pick up a supply packet to make at the library or to take home. Worry dolls (also called trouble dolls; in Spanish, Muñeca quitapena) are small, hand-made dolls that originate from Guatemala.San Antonio Public Library, 9050 Wellwood, San Antonio, Texas 78250
For Hispanic Heritage Month this year we will be reading two books, starting in September with "I, Rigoberta Menchú", an autobiography. The October book will be "Cemetery Boys" by Aiden Thomas. Students who join the RJBC are eligible to receive the book free.Virtual Event
Dueling Tacos are on the menu for Noon Time Helping of Mexican cuisine in San Antonio Public Library's Virtual Kitchen! Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in style and discover new taco ideas!Virtual Event
Join the voice and instrument ensembles in this welcome back concert outdoors near the central fountain. Jazz, band, and choral favorites will be performed against the fall sunset--and it is all free!Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus
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