The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center’s 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 –
Student Health Services
Student Health Services offers a broad array of services to promote the health of all enrolled students at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Services include primary care, minor emergency care, travel care, well health exams, prescription refills, allergy/immunizations, STI testing, and laboratory/imaging services. For non-emergency appointments Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. contact (214) 645-8690. For after-hours care and on-call physician contact (214) 645-8690. For medical emergencies contact 911. Visit http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/education/student-services/student-health-service/index.html for information.
Student Mental Health Services
Student Mental Health Services is located in the Student Support Services Building and staffed by psychiatrists, psychologists, and a social worker. For non-emergencies between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. contact (214) 645-8680. For after hours or weekend mental health emergencies contact (214) 645-8690 and the on-call psychiatrist will return your call. Visit http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/education/student-services/student-health-service/mental-health.html for further information.
UT Employee Assistance Program (UTEAP)
All UT Southwestern Medical Center current or retired employees, faculty, staff, and eligible family members can access confidential counseling through the UT Employee Assistance Program. To schedule an EAP appointment contact (214) 648-5330 or 1(800) 386-9156. Visit http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/about-us/administrative-offices/human-resources/benefits-and-retirement/special-programs/eap/articles.html for information.
Off-Campus Resources —
Parkland Hospital Victim Intervention Program/Rape Crisis Center
The Parkland Rape Crisis Center provides counseling and advocacy services for survivors of domestic violence, childhood abuse, and sexual assault. Services include crisis intervention for victims who are cared for at Parkland, counseling, emergency shelter information, and referral to community resources. In addition, the center offers judicial accompaniment, help with Crime Victims’ Compensation, and referrals for protective orders. For the Crisis Center contact (214) 590-2926. For 24-hour hotline contact (214) 590-0430. Visit http://www.parklandhospital.com/phhs/vip-rape-crisis-center.aspx for information.
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 http://www.dallasrapecrisis.org/ for 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 http://taasa.org/ for information.
Sexual Assault Forensic Exams (SAFE)
Victims of sexual assault may wish to receive a confidential and free SAFE exam within 96 hours of the assault at the following resources:
- Parkland Hospital (214) 590-8000
- Texas Health Presbyterian-Plano (214) 418-4041
- Methodist Dallas Medical Center (214) 947-8181
Title IX at UT Southwestern Medical Center
UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from gender discrimination including sexual harassment, stalking, dating/domestic violence, and sexual assault. Visit http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/education/student-services/title-ix/index.html for information.
Title IX Coordinator
The Title IX Coordinator is tasked with oversight responsibility in regard to all Title IX matters. Contact Dr. Charles Ginsburg (214) 648-8597 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
UT Southwestern Medical Center Police Department
The UT Southwestern Medical Center 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 911 or (214) 648-8911. For non-emergencies contact (214) 648-8311. Visit http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/about-us/administrative-offices/university-police/ for information.
Personal Safety Escort Services
UT Southwestern Medical Center Police Department provides uniformed public safety officers to safely escort students, faculty, and staff around campus upon request. For information contact (214) 648-8311.
Policy on Sex Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct, and Sexual Harassment
Visit http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/education/title-ix/policies-resources/ for more information.
Compliance for Students —
Eliminating Campus Sexual Violence Online Prevention and Awareness Program
This mandatory online Title IX training module is provided to all new students and transfer students, and includes information on sexual misconduct and sexual assault prevention.
Compliance for Employees —
Eliminating Campus Sexual Violence Online Prevention and Awareness Program
This mandatory online compliance training on Title IX, including information on discrimination, sexual
harassment, and sexual misconduct, is provided annually to all new employees and faculty/staff.
Training for Students —
Eliminating Campus Sexual Violence Training
All new UT Southwestern Medical Center students and employees are introduced to sexual violence prevention training, including bystander intervention, during annual new student orientations.
Sponsored by the Title IX Coordinator and Student Services.
Training for Employees —
Title IX Training (Coordinators)
Title IX training is provided to Title IX coordinators and deputy coordinators throughout the year by the Office of Legal Affairs.
Training for Students and Employees —
Sexual Assault Prevention Training
The UT Southwestern Medical Center Police Department offers presentations throughout the year on
sexual assault prevention training. For more information, contact (214) 648-2220.
Campus and Personal Safety Training
The UT Southwestern Medical Center Police Department offers campus and personal safety training presentations throughout the year. For more information, contact (214) 648-2220.
Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Course
The UT Southwestern Medical Center Police Department offers this free 12-hour women’s self-defense course (four 3-hour sessions) four times a year to UT Southwestern Medical Center students, faculty, and staff. Contact (214) 648-2220 or visit http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/edumedia/edufiles/about_us/admin_offices/police/annual-crime-2011-2013.pdf for more information.
National Campus Safety Awareness Month
UT Southwestern Medical Center participates in this national awareness campaign during the
month of September. Topics include the prevention of stalking, dating/domestic violence, and sexual as-sault. Activities include weekly quizzes and other activities publicized through the university intranet.
Campus Security Authority
UT Southwestern Medical Center Police Department provides the Clery Act Annual Security Report. Visit http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/about-us/administrative-offices/university-police/annual-security-report.html for information.
UT Southwestern Medical Center Online Resources
UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers online resources on
numerous topics including domestic violence and sexual assault/rape. Topics covered include:
- How to help a friend or family member who is being abused;
- How to recognize the signs of an abusive relationship;
- How to support a survivor of sexual assault; and
- Do you find yourself hurting the ones you love?
Visit http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/edumedia/edufiles/about_us/admin_offices/human_resources/eap/assault-survivor.pdf for further information.