UT Permian Basin 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
Confidential Resources and Reporting On-Campus —
UTPB Counseling Center
The UTPB Counseling Center provides confidential individual, couple, and group counseling, as well as psychological services to UTPB students, faculty, staff, and immediate family members. Psychological services are available 24/7 by calling the Counseling Center at (432) 552-2365. For after-hours psychological emergencies, contact campus police dispatch at (432) 552-2911. Visit http://www.utpb.edu/campus-life/counseling-psychological-services for information.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
UTPB employees, faculty, staff members, and their families can access confidential counseling through the UT Employee Assistance Program. For information contact (432) 552-2365.
Off-Campus Services —
Midland Rape Crisis and Children’s Advocacy Center (MRCCAC)
MRCCAC provides survivors of sexual violence comprehensive advocacy services including counseling, crisis intervention, and medical accompaniment. For 24-hour Crisis Hotline contact (432) 682-7273. Visit http://www.mrccac.org/ for information.
The Odessa Crisis Center
The Odessa Crisis Center provides survivors of sexual violence comprehensive advocacy services including counseling, crisis intervention, hospital accompaniment, and emergency assistance. For 24-hour Hotline contact (866) 627-4747. Visit http://odessacrisiscenter.org/ for information.
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, serving victims and survivors of sexual assault. RAINN is operator of the National Sexual Assault Hotline. For 24-hour Hotline contact (800) 656-HOPE.
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.
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 at the following resource: Midland Memorial Hospital (ER) (432) 221-1558.
Title IX Coordinator
The Title IX Coordinator is tasked with investigating Title IX concerns related to faculty and staff. Contact Narita Holmes (432) 552-2697 or email TitleIXCoordinator@UTPB.edu for information.
UTPB Police Department
The UT Permian Basin Police Department’s mission is to protect and serve all persons within the campus community, while protecting the resources of the university. For on-campus emergencies contact (432) 552-2911 or 911. For UTPB Police non-emergencies contact (432) 552-2786. Visit http://www.utpb.edu/campus-life/university-police for information.
Security Escort Program
UTPB Police Department will provide security escorts to all locations on campus 24 hours a day. Police officers and guards provide this service. For information contact (432) 552-2787.
Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)
The UTPB BIT team aims to identify students in distress, involve critical stakeholders, and create an
effective plan of action to assist the student so that they may reach their academic goals. To share a concern or make a non-emergency referral email BIT@utpb.edu or contact (432) 552-2600. For emergencies call 911 or (432) 552-2911. Visit http://www.utpb.edu/campus-life/dean-of-students/behavioral-intervention-team for information.
UT Permian Basin Handbook of Operating Procedures
Visit http://www.utpb.edu/services/operating-procedures for all HOP policies.
UTPB Sexual Harassment/Sexual Misconduct Policy
Visit http://www.utpb.edu/campus-life/dean-of-students/university-policies/harassment-discrimination to view the policy.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (Title IX Compliance)
UT Permian Basin is committed to maintaining a learning environment that is free from discriminatory conduct based on gender. Prohibited behaviors include sex discrimination, sexual harassment (including sexual violence), and sexual misconduct. Visit http://www.utpb.edu/services/business-affairs/human-resources/equal-opportunity-affirmative-action.
Compliance for Students —
Understanding Sexual Assault Training
This online module is mandatory for all first time enrolled students and addresses issues of sexual harassment, stalking, dating/domestic violence, and sexual assault. The training program is interactive and designed to engage and empower students to create safe and healthy campus environments. Visit http://www.utpb.edu/campus-life/dean-of-students for information.
Compliance for University Employees —
Online Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Prevention Module
This annual web-based training module is designed to educate university employees on preventing sexual harassment and misconduct, and Title IX.
Training for Students —
Title IX Training (Student Orientation)
Title IX training on rights and responsibilities is provided annually to all new students and transfer students by Title IX Compliance.
Title IX Training (First Year Seminars)
Title IX training is presented during First Year Seminars that are designed to assist students’ transition into the university environment.
Bystander intervention training
Training on this new bystander initiative is provided to all new students during orientation.
Training for Student Employees —
Title IX Training (Resident Assistants)
Title IX training on reporting, rights, and responsibilities is provided bi-annually to all resident assistants (RAs).
Title IX Training (Student Employees)
Title IX training on reporting, rights, and responsibilities is provided annually to all student employees.
Training for University Employees —
Title IX Training (Faculty/Staff)
Title IX training on rights and responsibilities is provided by Title IX Compliance to all new employees at orientation and annually to current employees.
Title IX Reporting Training
Title IX reporting training on all areas of Title IX compliance is provided annually by Title IX Compliance to all Title IX coordinators, investigators, and hearing officers.
Safe Zone Training
This training is offered to faculty and staff who are willing to serve as educated, active and helpful LGBTQ allies on campus. There have been several targeted groups of participants including members of Student Services and UTPB Police.
Falcon Family Bystander Intervention
This new initiative is actively presented in Title IX presentations and training. Bystander intervention seeks to mobilize students and the entire UTPB campus community to prevent sexual harassment, stalking, dating/domestic violence, and sexual assault. Visit http://www.utpb.edu/campus-life/bystander-intervention for information.
S.A.A.F.E. (Sexual Assault Awareness For Everyone)
SAAFE is a student group that recognizes and advocates for sexual assault awareness on campus and in the larger community through student-led dialogues to help students choose how to respond and take action to create a violence-free campus and a culture of care. Visit https://utpb.collegiatelink.net/organization/saafe for information.
UTPB Sexual Harassment/ Sexual Misconduct Website
This website provides information on a range of issues from common reactions to sexual harassment or assault, to applicable policies and action. Visit http://www.utpb.edu/campus-life/dean-of-students/sexual-harassment-sexual-assault- for information.
UTPB Sexual Assault Awareness Task Force
This task force is made up of faculty, staff, and students to raise awareness about sexual assault.
Safe Spring Break Programs
These programs are held in the week leading up to Spring Break to promote healthy behaviors and bystander principles.
Semesterly fairs are held with both internal and external partners present to provide information, awareness and resources.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Events are held throughout the month of October promoting awareness about domestic violence and efforts to end violence.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
SAAM events occur during UTPB “Heroes Week” and are sponsored by the UTPB Sexual Assault Prevention Task Force, The Crisis Center, Sexual Assault Awareness for Everyone, the UTPB Psychology and UTPB Social Work practicums, Psychology Club, and Fraternity and Sorority Life.
The following are typical events:
“The Hunting Ground”- Film and Panel Discussion"
This annual event and film screening followed by a panel discussion is part of a campaign to raise awareness around issues involving campus sexual assault.
“He Said, She Said” Dialogue
This scripted dialogue is performed to bring awareness to consent and is followed by a discussion about sexual assault.
National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) “Denim Day”
This event encourages the campus community to wear blue jeans to promote awareness around sexual assault and sexual violence.
Take Back the Night
Held during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, this annual event aims to help college students take back the night and stop violence on their campuses.
Clothesline T-Shirt Project
This annual event is part of a nationwide effort to honor survivors and victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The campus community is encouraged to draw a message on a t-shirt that will be displayed to promote awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault.
No More Campaign
Used during Domestic Violence Awareness month and throughout the school year, this media campaign is targeted at ending domestic violence and sexual assault.