Title IX Programs

Supportive Services – On-campus

Student Counseling Center (SCC)

The SCC 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. For the local mental health authority’s after-hours 24/7 crisis intervention hotline contact (210) 223-7233 or (800) 316-9241. For the local rape crisis center’s 24- hour hotline, contact (210) 349-7273 or visit http://students.uthscsa.edu/counseling/ for further information.

Student Health & Wellness Center

The Student Health & Wellness Center offers a broad array of services to promote the health of all enrolled students at UT Health San Antonio. Services include the following: Primary Care Services, Comprehensive Wellness and Health Promotions, Urgent Care, Minor Injuries, Counseling Services, Immunizations, STD Testing and Laboratory Services. For non-emergency appointments between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., please contact us by calling (210) 567-9355. For all Medical Emergencies, please call 911 if off campus and (210) 567-8911 if on campus. Visit http://shc.uthscsa.edu/ for more information.

Silent Witness Program

Students can make a confidential report of a crime (not intended to report crimes in progress) as a silent witness to UT Health San Antonio Police Department. For more information visit: https://www.uthscsa.edu/police/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). For more information, please visit the following: http://students.uthscsa.edu/studentlife/2016/11/student-ombudsperson/.

UT Employee Assistance Program (UTEAP)

All UT Health San Antonio employees, faculty, staff members, and their families can access confidential counseling through the UTEAP. Contact (800) 346-3549 or visit http://uthscsa.edu/HR/inside/utadv.asp 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 http:// rapecrisis.com/ 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 Director

The Title IX Director has oversight responsibility for all Title IX matters. Contact John Kaulfus at (210) 567- 2982 or email kaulfus@uthscsa.edu for information.
Title IX at UT Health San Antonio
This website includes resources, policies, and procedures related to sex discrimination and sexual misconduct, including a link to sexual harassment/sexual misconduct policy, Title IX, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and Campus SaVE Act. Visit http://students.uthscsa.edu/titleix/ 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 http://www.uthscsa.edu/police/home for information. Visit http://www.uthscsa.edu/police/home

Policies

Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy

Visit http://uthscsa.edu/hop2000/4.2.2.pdf for review.
Responsible Employee Title IX Policy
Visit https://www.uthscsa.edu/police/clery/responsible-employee for more information.

Policy on Cleary Act

Right to Know – visit https://www.uthscsa.edu/police/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 http://uthscsa.edu/hop2000/index.aspx 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. Provided through the Knowledge Center portal.

Title IX Training (Investigators/Coordinators)

The Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) training is provided throughout the year to faculty/staff investigators and hearing officers. Sponsored by the Title IX Office. Investigators have also received training from UT System, D Stafford and Associates, and the Office of Civil Right (OCR).

Title IX Training – On going (Faculty/Staff)

Title IX training on reporting, 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)

This online Title IX training module is provided to all new students and transfer students, and includes information on sexual misconduct and sexual assault prevention. Students can access the training through the Knowledge Center portal and must complete the training before they can register for classes. Visit http://students.uthscsa.edu/studentlife/2013/02/before-orientation/ for information.

Student Title IX Training (New Student Orientation)

Title IX training on rights and responsibilities is provided in person by the Title IX Director or his proxy 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 (CampusClarity Training On-line)

All student are required to take the CampusClarity on-line training module. This 45-minute training is interactive and explores Title IX and safety issues in depth. “Campus Clarity is an online substance and sexual abuse training program that prepares students to confront and prevent serious campus problems. The program delivers Title IX and Campus SaVE Act training with a non-judgmental approach to effectively reach students.”- Campus Clarity website. Students who do not complete this training 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 and updates from the Office of Student Life and the Title IX Director.

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:
http://www.uthscsa.edu/police/clery/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:
http://www.uthscsa.edu/police/rape-aggression-defense for more information.

I CARE Bystander Intervention Initiative

This UT Health San Antonio bystander intervention program 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 assault and relationship violence. To promote the I Care program to the UT Health San Antonio community, information tables were hosted across campus where informative cards were distributed, along with I Care t-shirts and keychains.

Sponsored by the Title IX Office and Student Life.

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 harassment, stalking, dating/ domestic violence, and sexual assault. The larger BIT Team meets several times each semester to address issues of safety and violence on campus. To share a concern or make a referral contact (210) 567-CARE (2273). Visit http://care.uthscsa.edu/ 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: http://www.uthscsa.edu/police/campus-patrol-services for more information.

HSC Alert

A text and e-mail notification system for emergencies and campus closures at the UT Health San Antonio. Visit http://care.uthscsa.edu/hscalert.aspx 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 events, such as a pledge drive, where students commit to taking an active role to prevent sexual assault. Students also receive giveaways, such as t-shirts, keychain/whistles, etc. to show their support of the It’s On Us program and the fight against sexual assault. Also, It’s On Us PSA’s have been filmed to support the It’s On Us initiative. View the 2016 It’s On Us PSA: https://vimeo.com/193873609

Title IX Awareness (Campus Leadership)

Highlighting different Title IX topics and issues, the Title IX Spotlight of the Week is emailed to all students’ senior leadership on a weekly basis during the academic year and monthly over the summer.

Title IX Awareness (Faculty & Staff)

An informational email on Title IX Sexual Harassment/Sexual Misconduct Policy (HOP 4.2.2) and other Title IX resources are sent to all students. Visit http://uthscsa.edu/hop2000/4.2.2.pdf for information. Ongoing emails from the Title IX Office with updates on university policy and Title IX issues are provided to faculty and staff throughout the academic year as needed.