Title IX Programs

Supportive Services – On Campus

Student Counseling Center (SCC)

The Student Counseling Center provides free and confidential individual, couples, and group counseling to UT Health San Antonio students. For non-emergencies between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and to speak with a counselor after-hours contact (210) 567-2648.  After-Hours Mental Health Emergencies. If you experience a crisis outside our office hours of 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, please call (210) 567-2648 – listen to the recording, the answering service will provide a prompt to select the option to speak with a trained mental health professional.  Additional mental health resources are: Mental Health Hotline  1-800-273-8255; the Suicide Hotline  1-800-784-2433; the Rape Crisis Center 24-hour Hotline (210) 349-7273 or text support for those in crisis Text 741741.  Visit the Student Counseling Center website for more information.

Wellness 360

The Wellness 360 clinic offers a broad array of services to promote the health of all enrolled students, faculty and staff at UT Health San Antonio. Wellness 360 provides primary care for adult and pediatric patients, as well as other specialized care such as family practice, pediatric, behavioral health, nutrition counseling and occupational health. Beyond routine immunizations and treating illnesses, Wellness 360 also provides health screenings and primary care to all ages, from newborns to adults. For non-emergency appointments between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., please contact us by calling (210) 567-2788. For all Medical Emergencies, please call 911 if off campus and (210) 567-8911 if on campus. Visit the Wellness 360 website for more information.

Silent Witness Program

The Silent Witness Program allows individuals that have witnessed a crime to remain anonymous while making a confidential report of a crime (not intended to report crimes in progress) to the UT Health San Antonio Police Department, as a silent witness. For more information visit the UTPD Silent Witness Form.

Student Ombudsperson

The Student Ombudsperson provides a safe space where students can share their issues or concerns confidentially and discuss potential solutions. The Student Ombudsperson does not advocate for individuals, groups or entities, but rather for the principles of fairness and equity. The Student Ombudsperson will listen to student concerns, clarify information, identify and evaluate options, and provide referrals to other departments (if needed). Visit the Student Ombudsperson website for more information.

Faculty Ombudsperson

The Faculty Ombudsperson provides a safe, comfortable and confidential environment for faculty, residents, non-employee post-docs and campus visitors to discuss concerns. The Faculty Ombudsperson does not advocate for individuals, groups or entities, but rather for the principles of fairness and equity. The Faculty Ombudsperson will listen to concerns, clarify information, identify and evaluate options, and provide referrals to other departments (if needed). Visit the Faculty Ombudsperson website for more information.

UT Employee Assistance Program (UTEAP)

All UT Health San Antonio employees, faculty, staff members, and their families can access confidential counseling through the UT Employee Assistance Program (EAP).  Contact (800) 346-3549 or visit UT Employee Assistance Program website for information.

Supportive Services – Off Campus

The Rape Crisis Center

The Rape Crisis Center 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 (210) 349-7273. Visit the  Rape Crisis Center  website for further 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 Methodist Specialty & Transplant Hospital (ER.) Contact (210)575-8168.  A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) is on duty 24 hours, or the Rape Crisis Hotline (210) 349-7273.

Coordinated Response

Title IX Coordinator

The Title IX Coordinator has oversight responsibility for all Title IX matters. Contact John Kaulfus, Title IX Coordinator at (210) 450-8131 or email Title IX Office for information. This website includes resources, policies, and procedures related to sex discrimination and sexual misconduct, including a link to UT Health Sexual Misconduct Policy HOP 4.2.2, the Title IX Education Amendments of 1972, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and the Campus SaVE Act. Visit Title IX at UT Health San Antonio for information.

UT Police Department

The UT Health San Antonio Police Department’s mission is to protect and serve all persons within the UT Health San Antonio campus community, while protecting the resources of the university. For emergencies, contact 911 on university landline or (210) 567-8911. For non-emergencies contact (210)567-2800 opt #3. Visit UT Health San Antonio Police for information.

Policies

UT Health San Antonio Policies

UT Health San Antonio Sexual Misconduct Policy visit HOP 4.2.2 – UT Health San Antonio Sexual Misconduct Policy for review and information.

Responsible Employee Title IX visit: UTPD Responsible Employee – Title IX for more information.

UT Health Consensual Relationships Policy visit: Consensual Relationships Policy

Policy on the Clery Act Right to Know – visit UTPD Clery – Right To Know for more information.

UT Health San Antonio Handbook of Operating Procedures

This handbook covers institutional compliance program procedures concerning EEO or sexual harassment. Visit UT Health Handbook of Operational Policies for information.

Professional Training

Title IX Compliance Training (Faculty/Staff)

All faculty/staff are required to undergo Title IX compliance training. New employees take the online training within the first 2 months of employment and complete subsequent compliance training every two years. This online Title IX compliance module provides information on discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct and is provided through the Skillport portal.

Title IX Training Required (Coordinators, Investigators, Decision-makers)

Annual training is provided by the University of Texas System to the Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Title IX Coordinators, Investigators, decision-makers and persons who facilitate informal resolutions as required by the Department of Education Title IX Final Regulations.   Training materials for the Title IX Coordinator, the Deputy Title IX Coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, and persons who facilitate informal resolutions Investigators is provided by Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP.

Title IX Training – On going (Faculty/Staff)

Title IX training on reporting options, rights, and responsibilities is provided annually to university employees including Health Professions faculty, School of Nursing faculty, graduate school leadership, compliance professionals, law enforcement, Registrar’s Office, Staff Council, and Student Affairs staff. Periodic updates are given on pregnant and parenting students, transgender issues, and climate issues.

Awareness, Prevention, and Educational Efforts

Student Title IX Training (On-line Student Orientation)

Online student orientation is provided to all new students and transfer students, and includes Title IX information on sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault and relationship violence awareness and prevention. Students can access the training through an internal campus portal and must complete the training before they can register for classes. Visit Student Life – Before You Attend Orientation for information.

Student Title IX Training (New Student Orientation)

Title IX training on rights and responsibilities is provided in person or virtually by the Title IX Coordinator or the Deputy Title IX Coordinators at all new student orientations for the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Health Professions and the Graduate School of Biomedical Studies.

Student Title IX Training (Everfi Training On-line)

All students are required to take the Everfi on-line training module. This 45-minute training is interactive and explores Title IX and safety issues in depth. “At the foundation of every positive student experience is a safe and healthy learning environment. Everfi’s Sexual Assault Prevention Suite is a comprehensive education solution that engages students as they progress, fostering healthy relationships and preparing them to recognize and respond to sexual assault and harassment when it occurs.” The program module “equips students with the tools needed to navigate new and complex relationships including how to identify and respond to harassment from a faculty member or advisor, other workplace-based harassment, how to respectfully engage with other students, and how to respond to student disclosures.”-Everfi. Students who do not complete this training may have graduation and registration holds placed on their student accounts until completed.

Student Title IX Training (Registered Student Organizations & Student Leaders)

Title IX training on rights and responsibilities is provided to all student organizations through state mandated risk assessment training. All student organizations must send at least two members for this training and then take what they have learned back to their organizations. Student organizations can also request specialized Title IX training from the Title IX office.  Contact the Title IX office for training or workshop requests at TitleIX@uthscsa.edu or call (210) 450-8131.

Prevention Awareness & Prevention Programs

The UT Health San Antonio Police Department provides prevention programs focused on increasing awareness and risk reduction. Prevention topics include sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Other programs offer information on victim resources, campus safety, and bystander intervention. Contact (210) 567-2800. For more information, please visit the following: UTPD Prevention Awareness

Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Course

The UT Health San Antonio Police Department offers this free 12- hour (three sessions) women’s self-defense course to UT Health San Antonio students, faculty, and staff. Please visit the following: UTPD Rape Aggression Defense for more information.

I CARE Bystander Intervention Initiative

This UT Health San Antonio bystander intervention program, I CARE, for students and the campus community aims to promote the importance of safe bystander intervention in the prevention of risky and volatile behaviors including sexual misconduct, including sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic and dating violence and stalking. To promote the I CARE program to the UT Health San Antonio community, information tables are hosted across campus during awareness and prevention events in which educational information on bystander intervention is distributed.

Sponsored by the Title IX Office and Campus Partners.

Behavior Intervention and Threat Assessment Teams (BIT)

Campus Awareness Requires Everyone (CARE) – The Behavior Intervention Team (BIT) strives to promote the health, safety, and welfare of the entire university community by preventing and resolving incidents of violence across campus, with an emphasis on addressing sexual misconduct, including sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic and dating violence and stalking.  The BIT Team is comprised of key campus offices and of campus representatives who meet throughout the year to address issues of safety and violence on campus. To share a concern or make a referral contact (210) 567-CARE (2273). Visit UT Health San Antonio – Behavioral Intervention for information.

Safe Walk

This UT Health San Antonio Police Department program provides uniformed public safety officers to safely escort students, faculty, and staff around campus upon request. Contact (210) 567-2800, option 3 or visit the following: UTPD Campus Patrol Services for more information.

HSC Alert

HSC Alert is the emergency notification system used at UT Health San Antonio. It is a text and e-mail notification system for emergencies and campus closures.  Visit: uthscsa.edu/HSCAlert for more information.

It’s On Us

It’s On Us is a White House initiative started in 2014 with the focus of “reframing the conversation surrounding sexual assault in a way that inspires everyone to see it as their responsibility to do something, big or small, to prevent it.”-White House official website.  In conjunction with the national It’s On Us campaign, UT Health San Antonio offers and integrates It’s On Us efforts with  educational awareness and prevention events, such as a campus wide IOU poster campaigns, “Day of Action,” pledge drives, resource fairs, speakers and interactive events, where our campus community can commit and show support in taking an active role to prevent sexual assault.  An It’s On Us PSA has been filmed to support the It’s On Us initiative. View the UT Health San Antonio It’s On Us PSA here.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

In April, the Title IX office hosts “Sexual Assault Awareness Month” campus events in alignment with the national recognition of the sexual assault awareness movement. In collaboration with campus and community partners, the collective goal is to raise awareness about sexual violence and sexual misconduct to educate our campus community, to engage in bystander intervention, and receive information about sexual violence/sexual misconduct and the resources available for assistance. The campus campaign starts with a “Call to Action” Day, a university-wide educational fair, and other events throughout the month such as a Safe Walk tabling event, a social media campaign, campus pledge drive for students, faculty and staff to a pledge to become an active bystander.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)

In October, the Title IX office hosts “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” campus events in alignment with the national recognition of the domestic violence awareness movement. In collaboration with campus and community partners, the collective goal is to raise awareness about domestic violence and dating violence to educate our campus community, to engage in bystander intervention, and receive information about domestic and dating violence and the resources available for assistance. The campus campaign starts with a “Call to Action” Day, a university-wide educational fair, and other events throughout the month such as the Clothesline Project, a social media campaign promoting bystander intervention, and a Purple Passion Panel and Luncheon attended by students, faculty, staff and invited community partners.

Title IX Awareness (Campus Leadership)

An informational email on UT Health Sexual Misconduct Policy (HOP 4.2.2) and other Title IX resources are sent to all students.  Highlighting different Title IX topics and issues, the Title IX office also emails important information or updates to all students’ senior leadership throughout the academic year.

Title IX Awareness (Faculty & Staff)

Informational and ongoing emails on UT Health Sexual Misconduct Policy (HOP 4.2.2) and other Title IX resources are sent by the Title IX office. Updates on university policy and Title IX issues are provided to faculty and staff throughout the academic year as needed. Visit UT Health San Antonio Sexual Misconduct Policy HOP 4.2.2 for information.