UT Arlington’s Campus Response, Prevention Efforts and Resources to Address Sexual Harassment, Stalking, Dating/Domestic Abuse and Violence, and Unwanted Sexual Contact.
- Supportive Services
- Coordinated Response
- Professional Training
- Awareness, Prevention, and Educational Efforts
UTA Relationship Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Program (RVSP)
In its 10th year and as a pioneering program of this nature, the RVSP program provides victim advocacy, education, and support to the campus community and offers assistance to student survivors of sexual assault and relationship violence. Support includes help in making decisions about reporting options, seeking medical and mental health care, and addressing academic concerns. The RVSP Program also provides education and outreach efforts to reduce the occurrence of harassment, stalking, and relationship and sexual violence. Sponsored by the Office of Community Standards. Call (817) 272-9250 or the 24-hour hotline at (817) 272-0260, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit https://www.uta.edu/rvsp/ for information.
Behavior Intervention Team (BIT)
This network of UTA professionals collaborates with faculty and staff to help students exhibiting high-risk behaviors. This confidential program of identification addresses behaviors of concern and provides resources to help keep the campus a safe working and learning environment. Under the Division of Student Affairs. Email BIT Chair, Heather Snow at email@example.com or call (817) 272-1009. Visit http://www.uta.edu/bit/representatives/index.php for information.
Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA)
GSA’s student members seek to support LGBTQA students and to foster a campus of inclusion, affirmation, equality, and respect for LGBTQA students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
Confidential Resources and Reporting —
UTA Health Services
Provides enrolled students comprehensive and confidential primary health care services including pharmacy, laboratory, radiology, and counseling services. Located at 605 South West Street. For on campus medical emergencies contact (817) 272-3003. For non-emergencies contact (817) 272-2771. Visit http://www.uta.edu/healthservices/ for information.
UTA Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Offers currently enrolled students and the campus community a variety of professional confidential
counseling services, as well as workshops and training sessions. For information contact (817)272-3671 or for Mental Health Services contact (817)272-2771. Visit https://www.uta.edu/caps/services/index.php for information.
Silent Witness Program
Students and those wishing to remain anonymous can make a confidential report of a crime (NOT intended to report crimes in progress) to UTA Police Department as a silent witness. Visit http://police.uta.edu/contact/report-a-crime/silent-witness.php for information.
The Women’s Center
This community partner rape crisis and victim services program supports victim survivors with rape crisis intervention, victim advocacy, forensic exam support, counseling, and assistance through a variety of criminal justice processes. For information contact (817) 927-4039 or the 24-hour Crisis Hotline at (817) 927-2737.
Safe Haven of Tarrant County
This community partner offers counseling support, shelter, and a 24-hour hotline for victims of intimate partner violence, and has a mission to end intimate violence through safety, support, prevention, and social change. For information contact (877) 701-7233.
The Tarrant County Victim Advocates
Provides support to victims from initial contact throughout criminal justice process. For information contact (817) 884-2740.
Equal Opportunity Services (EOS)
EOS at UTA is charged with developing and sustaining a learning and working environment that is diverse, inclusive, and free of illegal discrimination and harassment in any form. Visit http://www.uta.edu/hr/eos/sexual-harassment/ for UTA’s Sexual Harassment Policy.
Title IX Coordinator
The university official tasked with ensuring Title IX compliance. For information email Jean Hood at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (817) 272-7091.
UT Arlington Police Department (UTAPD)
The mission of UTAPD is to protect and serve the students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the campus 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. For emergencies contact (817) 272-3003. For non-emergencies contact (817) 272-3381. Visit http://police.uta.edu/about/index.php for information.
Title IX, Clery Act, RVSP, and BIT training
For Apartment and Residence Life Staff (e.g. Resident Directors & Resident Assistants, Office Assistants), CAPS staff, ROTC/Cadet Leaders, Hearing Officers, and Campus Recreation Staff. For information contact (817) 272-2354.
The Office of Equal Opportunity Services (EOS) provides annual training on university policies related to sexual misconduct and sexual harassment, including responsible employee reporting obligations. The training is mandatory for all new employees.
Checklist for Assistance-Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence
Guides and checklists for faculty/staff related to support resources for student victims of sexual assault and relationship violence. Visit https://www.uta.edu/rvsp/faculty-staff/checklist-sa.php for sexual assault information. Visit https://www.uta.edu/rvsp/faculty-staff/checklist-ipv.php for intimate partner violence information.
Think About It
This mandatory online educational program to prevent risky behaviors, sexual assault, and substance use is given to all incoming freshmen, transfer, and graduate students. UTA will be transitioning to HAVEN by Fall 2016. Sponsored by UTA Office of Student Conduct.
Fraternity and Sorority Life
This group of student leaders routinely provide RVSP information on the prevention of relationship
and sexual violence at UT Arlington.
New Maverick Orientation (Required of all incoming students)
Title IX, BIT, RVSP, Bystander Intervention, CAPs, and Community Standards training. “Community that Cares” for all new students, transfer students, international students, and veterans. Visit http://www.uta.edu/orientation/ for information.
Bringing in the Bystander
This bystander initiative training course is designed to educate students on safety issues and to speak up when they witness problems of sexual harassment, relationship violence, sexual violence, and sexual assault. Sponsored by RVSP and Student Affairs. For information email email@example.com or call (817) 272-3506.
Mavs Talk Healthy Relationships Workshops
These workshops are open to the UTA community and discuss characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships. Sponsored by Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). For information contact (817) 272-3671.
The Men and Masculinities Series Session
To dispel gender-based stereotypes and provide information on healthy relationships free from violence. Co-hosted by RVSP Program and the Gay-Straight Alliance.
Peer Educator Training
This bi-annual training for Peer Health Educators that covers all wellness topics including relationship and sexual violence prevention.
The Relationship Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention (RVSP) Outreach Workshops
Provides training for students, faculty, and staff in the areas of relationship violence and sexual assault (e.g. “cute” versus “creepy” stalking behaviors). For information email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact (817) 272-9250.
RSVP Intern, Peer Educator, Peer Advocate, and Volunteer Training
This bi-annual training for the RSVP Peer team covers bystander intervention, resources, and all wellness topics including relationship and sexual violence prevention.
RVSP In-Service Training
RVSP provides training for all outreach projects (e.g. The Red Campaign, Clothesline Project, Silent Witness, etc.).
Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)
The UTA PD Crime Prevention Officer conducts training on sexual assault awareness and prevention, as well as RAD self-defense classes. For information contact UTA PD Crime Prevention at (817) 272-0026. Visit http://police.uta.edu/crime-prevention/sexual-assault/rad.php for information.
Safe Zone Ally Training
This training seeks to create a visible support network for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning individuals, and their allies by providing an avenue through which any member of UTA can show their support. Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs. For information email email@example.com or call (817) 272-2099.
This UTA primary prevention bystander initiative aims to educate students about the importance of safe bystander intervention options in the prevention of sexual assault and relationship violence.
Maverick Ride After Hours Escort
UTAPD uniformed staff will provide personal safety escorts upon request. For information contact (817) 272-3381.
Self-Defense Training for Women
UTAPD offers self-defense training classes. Visit www.uta.edu/police or contact (817) 272-3902 for information.
Domestic Violence, Stalking, and Sexual Assault Awareness Months
While UTA’s RVSP (Relationship Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention) team and the Division of Student Affairs provide awareness programming throughout the academic year, they additionally participate in national awareness months to promote awareness of sexual assault, stalking, harassment, and relationship violence during the months of October, January, and April. Including, but not limited to the following: Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), Stalking Awareness Month, and Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).
Consent Is Sexy
This event focuses on the importance of consent, communication, and domestic violence. Usually held
in February and sponsored by the RVSP and Student Health Services.
National Night Out
This annual campaign to decrease crime and increase safety awareness in the UTA community is held in the fall and hosted by UTA Police Department and community partner RVSP.
The Red Flag Campaign
This annual bystander intervention awareness campaign is aimed at educating students about healthy and unhealthy relationships, with the goal of preventing relationship violence and sexual assault. Structured to coincide with October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month and sponsored by RVSP.
The Clothesline Project
This project seeks to raise students’ awareness about relationship violence and sexual assault in the community. Sponsored by RVSP program and Division of Student Affairs.
The Silent Witness Campaign
This project/exhibit seeks to raise public awareness about stalking and is sponsored by RVSP.
RVSP Informational Booth
The RVSP program has an informational booth throughout the academic year to increase awareness
and connect students to services. Specifically during Maverick Stampede (the official kick-off to the new academic year), Activity Fair Day (offered in the fall and spring), and at the annual Block Party hosted by University Events and Apartment and Resident Life during finals, which showcase campus programs and clubs, including sexual violence and relationship violence prevention, and training such as RVSP.
March Movie Night
This event is sponsored by RVSP to bring awareness to relationship violence and sexual assault through education and entertainment.
This workshop screens the short film “Escalation” followed by a panel discussion to educate students on relationship violence. Sponsored by RVSP.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
This awareness campaign about violence against women is sponsored by Delta Alpha Sigma sorority.
Zumbathon Dance for a Cause
This annual event hosted to raise awareness for relationship violence and sexual assault prevention. Hosted by Campus Recreation & RVSP Program.
UTA Police Department
The UTAPD has a grant-funded Detective whose specialty is investigating all VAWA related offenses.