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UT Dallas Coordinated Response, Prevention Efforts, and Resources to Address Sexual Harassment, Stalking, Dating/Domestic Abuse and Violence, and Unwanted Sexual Contact.



Supportive Services

On Campus —

Online Resources to Address Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct

A listing of campus and community resources to address sexual harassment and sexual misconduct. Visit for information.

Safe Walk Campus Escorts

This student-run volunteer group provides walks to and from campus to UT Dallas students, faculty, and staff with the help of student volunteers. For information contact (972) 883-2332.

Student Wellness Center

The Student Wellness Center is located in the Student Services Building and promotes health, fitness,
and responsible personal choices among students through educational programs, resources, and consultations. Contact (972) 883-4275 or visit for information.

Student Counseling Center

The Student Counseling Center provides confidential individual and group counseling to UT Dallas students. For non-emergencies contact (972) 883-2575 and for 24/7 crisis hotline contact (972) UTD- TALK. For the local rape crisis hotline contact (972) 641-7273. For UT Dallas Police contact (972) 883-2222. Visit for information.

Confidential Resources and Reporting — Student Health Center (SHC)

The SHC provides medical care and patient education to enrolled students who have paid the medical services fee along with their tuition at The University of Texas at Dallas. Services include primary care, minor emergency care, women’s health, STD testing, allergy/immunizations, and laboratory services.  For non-emergency appointments contact (972) 883-2747. For a medical emergency call 911. Visit for information.

Student Counseling Center

The Student Counseling Center provides confidential sexual assault recovery services  to UT Dallas students. For non-emergencies contact (972) 883-2575 and for 24/7 crisis hotline contact (972) UTD-TALK. For the local rape crisis hotline contact (972) 641-7273. For UT Dallas Police contact (972) 883-2222. Visit for information.

Galerstein Women’s Center (GWC)

The Galerstein Women’s Center provides confidential guidance, coaching, mentoring, mediation and resource referrals for students, faculty and staff struggling with challenging short term situations including but not limited to work, school, and personal stressors.

The GWC provides opportunities to foster a safe and inclusive environment for UT Dallas students, faculty and staff members through advocacy around issues of gender equality and diversity. The GWC supports women and LGBT+ students, faculty, and staff, along with the mission of the Office of Diversity & Community Engagement to “embrace, enhance, and celebrate diversity at all levels of the University.” Call 972-883-6555 visit for information.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

UT Dallas employees can access confidential counseling through the UT Dallas Employee Assistance Program. Contact (214) 648-5330 or email for information.

Ethics Compliance Hotline

The hotline provides a confidential and assured non-retaliation way for the campus community to report instances of non-compliance to university policy, including Title IX related issues. Call 1-888-228-7707 to submit a report. For more information, visit

Silent Witness Program

As a silent witness, students can make a confidential and anonymous report of a crime (NOT crimes in progress) to UT Dallas Police Department. Visit for information.

Off Campus —

Sexual Assault Forensic Exams (SAFEs)

Victims of sexual assault may wish to receive a confidential and free SAFE exam within 96 hours of the assault. The SAFE exam is available at Texas Health Presbyterian-Dallas (214) 345-6789, Texas Health Presbyterian-Plano (214) 418-4041, Parkland Hospital (214) 590-8000, and Methodist Dallas Medical Center (214) 947-8181.

Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center (DARCC)

DARCC provides survivors of sexual violence comprehensive advocacy services including counseling, crisis intervention, medical accompaniment, law enforcement/judicial accompaniment, case management, and community education/prevention. For 24/7 crisis hotline contact (972)641-7273. Visit for information.

The Turning Point

The Turning Point provides counseling, education and advocacy for those impacted by sexual violence. In person, walk-in advocacy services are available 9am-5pm, Monday thru Friday. Contact the confidential hotline at 1-800-886-7273. Visit for more information.

The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA)

TAASA provides education, prevention, and advocacy to victims of sexual assault. Contact (512) 474-7190 or visit for information.


Coordinated Response

Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance

UT Dallas’s Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC) supports the University’s mission by promoting accessibility, diversity, and inclusiveness. Prohibited behaviors include sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, and all forms of sexual misconduct. Visit for information.

Title IX Services and Initiatives

The Title IX Coordinator oversees the University’s Title IX compliance. The Director of Title IX Initiatives serves as the lead Title IX investigator. Contact James Dockery or Brandy Davis at (972) 883-2218 or email for more information.

Title IX Advisory Group

This advisory group brings together members of the UT Dallas community including staff, faculty, and student employees on a monthly basis to inform and support campus-wide Title IX efforts.

UT Dallas Police Department

The UT Dallas Police Department’s mission is to protect and serve all persons within the UT Dallas community, while protecting the resources of the university. For emergencies contact 911. For non-emergency contact (972) 883-2222. Visit for information.



Policy on Prohibited Discrimination and Sexual Harassment; Sexual Misconduct Policy Visit for information.

Visit Policy on Consensual Relationships.

UT Dallas Handbook of Operating Procedures

This handbook covers grievances procedures in regard to EEO or Sexual Harassment. Visit for information.


Professional Training

Mandatory Compliance Training

All new employees including student workers and research/teaching assistants must complete mandatory compliance training on discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence within 30 days of hire. Additionally, all employees are required to complete annual compliance training each spring semester. Visit for information.

Bystander Intervention Training

Bystander Intervention training is provided to all Student Affairs staff and to club sport coaches over the
summer, and to all resident peer advisors twice annually. Sponsored by the Student Wellness Center.

Title IX Training

Presentations on Title IX and UT policies are made to various campus constituents including Athletics
coaches/staff, College faculty and staff, Dean of Students staff, Faculty Council, hearing officers, law enforcement, library staff, professional staff, research and teaching assistants, Student Affairs staff, Student Accessibility staff, Title IX coordinators, Title IX investigators, resident life staff (including resident directors and advisors), Multicultural Center employees, PeopleSoft Academy staff, and student orientation leaders. Sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity.


Awareness, Prevention, and Educational Efforts


HAVEN is an online sexual assault prevention education module for all new students (undergraduate,
graduate, transfer, transient, and executive education). Haven is mandatory; failure to complete the program will result in a hold preventing the student from viewing grades. Managed by Student Wellness Center. Visit for information.

Comet Voice Student Taskforce

This student organization meets once a semester to discuss campus needs and increase awareness of bystander intervention.

Student Government

Student Government at UT Dallas has taken an active role in increasing awareness of Title IX and Title IX educational programming to their fellow students.

A Walk in Her Shoes

The Interfraternal Council of UT Dallas implements this nationally recognized program in an effort to increase awareness and support of individual rights  related to domestic violence, sexual assault and other issues.

Sexual Misconduct Presentations

These sexual misconduct presentations are available to student organizations and address discrimination, sexual harassment, and Title IX. Sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity and the Student Wellness Center.

Bystander Intervention Presentations

This annual bystander intervention presentation is provided during student orientation to all new
students and transfer students. Sponsored by the Dean of Students.

Comet Camp

This three-day overnight summer camp is offered to incoming UT Dallas students and presents information on healthy relationships. Sponsored by Student Services.

Wellness Leader Training

Wellness Leader Training provides non-student leaders with the skills necessary to apply the principles of bystander intervention to situations that their fellow students may face, like sexual misconduct. The training is aimed towards non-student leaders in an effort to increase the number of students that are trained in bystander intervention. Provided by the Student Wellness Center during the Fall and Spring semesters.

SAFE ZONE Ally Training   

SAFE ZONE Ally Training is a national concept in which safe spaces are identified and marked with a symbol unique to each campus. By displaying the SAFE ZONE logo on a department door, office, or desk, allies show that they value a diverse and inclusive campus community and are committed to offer support, resources, and guidance. Visit for more information on upcoming trainings.

LGBT+ and Women’s Equity Workshops   

The Galerstein Women’s Center offers a series of 1-hour mini-workshops open to faculty, staff, students, community members, and industry, upon request. These mini-workshops use an intersectional approach to educate and provide practical tools to foster allyship practices that promote equitable and affirming climates across overlapping identities and communities of both women and LGBT+ communities.

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Course    

RAD is a 12-hour self-defense course offered  for free to UT students, faculty, and staff by UTDPD. Visit for information.

Comet Voice: The Bystander Intervention Initiative of the University of Texas at Dallas

This UT Dallas bystander initiative of various on-campus partners, is designed to promote bystander intervention by UT Dallas students and create a “culture of caring” on campus. Comet Voice includes the Bystander Intervention Award Program, an online nomination and awards program designed to recognize outstanding acts of bystander intervention. It is offered throughout the academic year and is sponsored by the Student Wellness Center. Visit for information.

Behavior Assessment and Intervention Team (BAIT)

BAIT strives to promote the health, safety, and welfare of the entire UT Dallas community by preventing and resolving incidents of violence across campus, with an emphasis on addressing sexual harassment, stalking, dating/domestic violence, and sexual assault. Visit for information or to make an online referral.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Peer health educators provide information to promote sexual assault awareness during this nation-
wide event, throughout the month of April. Events are hosted in collaboration with the Student Wellness Center, Student Counseling Center, The Galerstein Women’s Center and Title IX.

It’s On Us

This week-long sexual assault awareness program at UT Dallas is part of a national initiative that aims to empower students to help end sexual assault on campuses. Offered multiple times a year, this program includes events and pledge booths where students commit to taking an active role to prevent sexual assault. Sponsored by the Student Wellness Center, Student Government, and campus sororities and fraternities.

Take Back the Night (Spring)

This annual gender-inclusive awareness initiative during Sexual Assault Awareness Month aims to help college students take back the night and stop violence on their campuses.