SEPTEMBER 28, 2021 — Editor’s note: The following message was sent today via email from Senior Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students LT Robinson to all faculty, staff and students:
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. From Coffee and Consent to a series of workshops on healthy relationships, these events and trainings bring our community together and provide opportunities to build skills and knowledge about these important topics.
Green Dot bystander intervention training is now available at UTSA. Green Dot is a nationally recognized anti-violence initiative aimed at decreasing and preventing the occurrence of power-based personal violence, including dating and domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, and other forms of harassment, towards an individual. Sign up now to participate in the Green Dot session on Friday, October 8, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Join us at Take Back the Night at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12, at the Sombrilla Plaza for a night of music, poetry, and a march around campus. Part of our annual Homecoming festivities, it is a time for our community to gather in solidarity, show our support for survivors and advocate to end violence.
Acknowledging the importance of providing supportive services to survivors, UTSA has a variety of advocacy resources available. The PEACE Center includes a campus advocate to assist students who have been victims of sexual violence and/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 campus advocate, and all meetings and services are confidential. The UTSA 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 campus 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 Equal Opportunity Services website and familiarize yourself with referral options on the Safe Campus website.
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 campus-wide sexual violence prevention, let us know by submitting the form below.
Speaking for our team members, we are grateful for the dedication and focus 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 celebrate the doctoral students graduating this commencement season.H-E-B Student Union Ballrooms, UTSA Main Campus
Celebrate the accomplishments of the graduates of the College for Health, Community and Policy, College of Liberal and Fine Arts and College of Sciences.Alamodome, 100 Montana St, San Antonio, TX 78203
Celebrate the accomplishments of the graduates of the Carlos Alvarez College of Business, College of Education and Human Development, Margie and Bill Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design and University College.Alamodome, 100 Montana St, San Antonio, TX 78203
First Friday Stargazing gives anyone free access to the night sky using university telescopes and teaching equipment. Weather permitting, experienced astronomers will provide a handful of telescopes of varying designs, give training on how each operates, and point to various astronomical objects that may appear in the sky for that given time of the year. If you have a telescope and do not know how to operate it, feel free to bring it and get instructions on its use.4th Floor of Flawn Science Building, Main Campus
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