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.
UTSAPD and Emergency Management will host a table with safety information, give-a-ways and interactive demonstrations. Both departments will provide information on services available to the UTSA Community.Student Union Window Lounge, 1.02.00C
The Adobe Creative Campus Kickoff will introduce students to Adobe software and how they can use it to both produce professional content for their courses as well as how they can create content for their side hustle. The hour-long session will teach you how to gain FREE access to downloadable software such as Photoshop and Illustrator as well as web-based programs such as Adobe Spark. Want to learn more? Contact William.Schaefer@utsa.edu.Virtual Event
This event has been revised into a two part event. This event will be held virtually while a follow-up event on-campus will be scheduled sometime after Feb. 6th. Please follow our RowdyLink page for information on the next event.Virtual Event
Come and meet your First-Year Experience (FYE) UPM Peer Mentor! As a first-year student at UTSA, you will be meeting with a peer mentor in your Academic Studies area. Your peer mentor is here to support and guide you academically and socially, as you navigate your first year of college. Your UPM Peer Mentor will be emailing you a unique Zoom link to their UPM Meet & Greet!Virtual Event
The UTSA Zoom license will provision your UTSA email account with a Higher ED Pro Zoom account that comes with multiple features. Join us as we review these features. including best practices, for using this software for education and think about the best way to use it in, for, and with our digital classrooms.Virtual Event
A restorative justice virtual conversation to process thoughts and emotions as our community continues to navigate the impacts of Covid-19.Virtual Event
Join us for our Spring 2022 virtual get-together where you can meet the Student Success Team, Faculty, and Peer Mentors in the College for Health, Community and Policy (HCaP). This will be a great opportunity to get connected to the HCaP community and meet other HCaP students. Plus, you get to learn about services offered through the new HCaP Student Success Center.Virtual Event
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