UTEP Campus Response, Prevention Efforts, and Resources to Address Sexual Harassment, Stalking, Dating/Domestic Abuse and Violence, and Unwanted Sexual Contact.
The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) takes seriously its responsibility to address sexual assault, harassment, stalking, and dating/domestic abuse and violence on campus. A top priority is to educate members of the campus community on the policies, procedures, and resources that pertain to victim support and/or the reporting of offenses. The University facilitates numerous educational programs and services, and has departments dedicated to preventing and responding to sexual harassment, assault, and violence. The programs and resources listed below are communicated to the campus community on a regular basis through electronic, print, and social media platforms and through peer-to-peer education.
- Supportive Services
- Coordinated Response
- Professional Training
- Awareness, Prevention, and Education Efforts
Confidential Resources and Reporting — University Counseling Services
Provides individual and group counseling, and crisis intervention. Services are available at Union Building West, Room 202, or call (915) 747-5302. In addition, the After Hours Crisis Line may be reached at (915) 747-5302.
UTEP Employee Assistance Program-Deer Oaks
The UTEP EAP can provide referrals for counseling to faculty and staff members and their families. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 1-866-327-2400.
UTEP Student Health Center
General medical care and patient education for enrolled students. Located at Union Building East,
Room 100. Call (915) 747-5624 (primary) or (915) 747-6545 (secondary).
Community Resources —
Center Against Sexual and Family Violence (CASFV)
The CASFV offers comprehensive advocacy services for survivors of sexual and family violence. Located at 580 Giles Road. Call (915) 593-7300 or for 24/7 Crisis Hope Line 1-800-727-0511.
The Hospitals at Providence Sierra Medical Campus (also known as Sierra Medical Center)
Hospital that provides Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) examinations. Call the Emergency Room (915) 747-4000.
The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA)
TAASA provides education, prevention, and advocacy to victims of sexual assault. Contact (512) 474-7190 or visit http://taasa.org for information.
Domestic Violence Hotline
Call 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 Teletypewriter (TTY) for more information.
National Sexual Assault Hotline
Call 1-800-656-4673 for information.
Fort Bliss Family Advocacy Program
Call (915) 568-9129 or (915) 568-9134; 24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline (915) 269-2013, or 24/7 Sexual Assault Hotline (915) 245-8991 for information and assistance.
UTEP Police Department
Individuals may file a report with campus police for incidents of sexual violence, sexual harassment, dating/domestic abuse and violence, or stalking that occur on campus. If the incident(s) occurred off campus, UTEP Police will assist individuals by contacting the appropriate law enforcement agency. UTEP Police are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Office of Equal Opportunity (Title IX Compliance)
The Office of Equal Opportunity/Title IX maintains a leadership role in UTEP’s commitment to ensuring a safe UTEP campus where all individuals are treated with civility, dignity, and respect. Individuals may contact the office to initiate an investigation concerning sexual harassment, assault, stalking, or violence.
Title IX Coordinator
The Title IX Coordinator at the Office of Equal Opportunity can assist individuals with filing a report and beginning an investigation into an incident. Incidents involving students are investigated through the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (OSCCR). The Office of Equal Opportunity investigates incidents involving faculty or staff. The Title IX Coordinator has primary responsibility for coordinating the University’s efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX. Email Sandy Vasquez email@example.com or call (915) 747-5662.
Deputy Title IX Coordinator (Students)
The Deputy Title IX Coordinator (Students) Ryan Holmes is responsible for the investigation of incidents involving UTEP. Email Ryan Holmes at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (915) 747-7448.
Deputy Title IX Coordinator (Education, Training, and Outreach)
The Deputy Title IX Coordinator (Education, Training and Outreach), Catie McCorry-Andalis, is responsible for all campus education, outreach, and training related to Title IX and sexual violence. Email Catie McCorry-Andalis at email@example.com or call (915) 747-5648.
Office of the Assistant Vice President for Student Support (AVPSS)
AVPSS is tasked with oversight and coordination of student support offices including the Center for Accommodations and Support Services, Military Student Success Center, Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution, and the University Counseling Center. Email Ryan Holmes at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (915) 747-7448.
Dean of Students (DOS) Office
The Dean of Students Office assists students in filing a report and beginning an investigation into an
incident. Additionally, the Dean of Students Office can provide students with on-campus resources and support such as changes in on-campus living arrangements, parking, and academic schedules, and utilization of the safety escort program and campus counseling services. Email Catie McCorry-Andalis at DOS@utep.edu or call (915) 747-5648.
Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (OSCCR)
Individuals can contact OSCCR to begin an investigation into an incident. If the respondent is a student, OSCCR will investigate and determine possible violations of the Code of Conduct, which could result in disciplinary sanctions up to and including expelling a student from the University. Visit http://sa.utep.edu/osccr/ or email email@example.com for information.
Student Behavior Response Guide for Faculty and Staff
File folder issued to every faculty and staff member that outlines critical information and resources available to students, including steps to take if a report or allegation is made related to sexual harassment, dating/domestic abuse and violence, stalking, or sexual assault.
UTEP produces, distributes, and/or makes available informational print materials regarding sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.
Trainings for Faculty, Staff, and Students
- Title IX Training
- Jeanne Clery Act Training
- Green Zone Training (working with military-affiliated students)
- Sexual Assault Risk Reduction and Prevention Training
- Do One Thing (DOT) Bystander Intervention Training
Annual publication issued to every incoming new student to UTEP (freshman, transfer, and graduate) that provides a synopsis of student services, policies, procedures, and resources including safety awareness information. It outlines the process to report incidents of sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault.
Community of Care Poster Campaign
A monthly poster and UTEP Today Safety Awareness campaign that addresses a myriad of topics including cyberbullying, theft, and sexual harassment.
Title IX Outreach Campaign
Posters, brochures, wallet-size cards, flyers, campus bulletins, and messages via social media regarding Title IX requirements and educational resources.
Student Athlete Handbook
Provided to all intercollegiate athletes, the handbook explains policies, rules, and regulations of both
the NCAA and UTEP. Special emphasis is provided regarding bystander intervention, sexual violence, dating and domestic violence, sexual harassment, stalking, and victim assistance.
Crime Victim and Victim Support Brochures
Victims of violent crime (includes sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, and domestic violence)
have access to informational brochures from the Texas Attorney, District Attorney’s Office, El Paso County Attorney’s Office, UTEP Police Department, Mexican Consulate, Texas Association Against Sexual Assault, and Center Against Sexual and Family Violence. These brochures are provided in English and Spanish versions.
Miner Connection Calendar
Calendar created and distributed by the UTEP Police Department that includes a welcome page from the UTEP Chief of Police, a campus map delineating buildings and locations, on/off-campus safety programs and resources, the Jeanne Clery Act Disclosure, a series of monthly safety tips, and the University’s academic calendar.
Textbook utilized in all University 1301 courses. A section in the book specifically covers sexual harassment including how to identify it, what can be done to prevent its reoccurrence, and situational activities to help students think through scenarios.
Do One Thing (DOT) Bystander Intervention
DOT is a prevention and intervention strategy that seeks to mobilize students and the entire UTEP campus community to prevent sexual harassment, stalking, dating/domestic abuse and violence, and sexual assault. Visit http://greendot.utep.edu for information.
Behavioral Assessment Team (BAT)
The BAT at UTEP identifies students in distress, involves critical stakeholders, and creates an effective
plan of action to assist the students so that they may reach their academic goals. Visit https://www.utep.edu/student-affairs/osccr/services/behavioral-assessment.html for information.
M.I.N.E.R.S. Advocacy Initiative
Promotes increased awareness among the campus community about sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating/domestic abuse and violence, and stalking.
Rainbow Miners Initiative
Promotes advocacy, community building, and education to ensure an inclusive culture on the UTEP campus for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
Primary Prevention and Awareness Programs for Incoming Students, Faculty, and Staff
- Human Resources New Employee Orientation
- New Student Orientation
- Transfer Student Orientation
- Freshman Student Athlete Orientation
- New Graduate Student Title IX Presentation
- Online Sexual Violence Prevention Module
Ongoing Prevention and Awareness Programs for Students, Faculty, and Staff
- Title IX Training
- National Stalking Awareness Month Campaign
- Dating Violence Awareness Month “What is Love?” Campaign
- Relationships 101: How to Have a Better Relationship
- Fire and Ice: Structural Violence Against Women
- Clothesline Project
- Denim Day Advocacy Fair
- Take Back the Night
- Unpacking Masculinity Workshop
- Jeanne Clery Act/Hazing Presentation
- Workplace Violence Presentation
- Student Athlete Handbook Review and Distribution
- PHAT Tuesday
- “On Fire” Sexual Assault – Risk Reduction and Prevention
- Fire and Ice: Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery in the Americas
- Brown Bag Lunch: Domestic Violence Awareness
- Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
- Temper Without the Tantrum: Anger Management Series
- Relationships 101
- Gender Identity in the Native American Culture: “Two Spirits” Film
- The Invisible War
- Home for the Holidays
- Got Consent?
- Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Training
- Sexual Assault and Family Violence Investigators Course for Telecommunications Professionals (SAFVIC)
- Do One Thing Carnival
- Texting, Sharing, and Posting
- “It’s a Girl” Film and Panel Discussion
- “The Hunting Ground” Film and Panel Discussion
- “You Are Here” Cyberstalking Event and Campaign
- Light the Night Purple Walk
- “Escalation” Film and Panel Discussion