Title IX and Interpersonal Violence
The University is committed to supporting students affected by Title IX incidents, including sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault/violence, interpersonal violence (including domestic violence and dating violence), sexual misconduct, and stalking.
Student Emergency Services (SES) works with complainants, respondents, and witnesses to provide support, advocate for class-related needs, outline processes and options, navigate obstacles, asses and plan for safety issues, and refer to resources to help. Please do not be afraid to reach out.
Staff of the Title IX Office and SES coordinators are required to make a report to the university. UT Austin has multiple confidential and private resources if you are not ready to report or are looking for a private option for support.
Advocacy and Support
UT Austin provides two private support programs for students who have been impacted by interpersonal violence that are not mandated to make a report to the university: Advocates and the Interpersonal Violence Peer Support Program.
We empower students by providing information, tools, and resources and by allowing students to determine the course of action that best fits their needs. Students may share as much or as little as they feel comfortable. Services include, but are not limited to:
- Offering a safer setting for emotional support and to discuss questions, concerns, and experiences regarding an incident of interpersonal violence
- Providing information about students' rights regarding the Title IX reporting and investigation process
- Exploring academic, housing, medical, and or/ financial accommodations and remedies
- Referrals for on and off campus resources
To make an appointment with an advocate, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (512) 232-2860.
IVPS Peer Support has rotating hours each semester. For updated hours, please visit their webpage.
Additional confidential resources:
Even if you are abroad, there are resources both in-country and over the internet that are available to you. For example, the following are organizations with internet-based resources that can provide assistance internationally:
- Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN): Toll-free 24/7 hotline for sexual assault counseling and referrals: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673). RAINN also offers a hotline through their website that provides live, secure, anonymous crisis support for victims of sexual violence, their friends, and their families. The online hotline is free of charge and available 24/7.
- Pathways to Safety International (Formerly SASHAA): Phone, email, or live chat with staff in the Crisis Center. Pathways to Safety International provides support and response worldwide to victims of sexual assault and interpersonal violence regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, or location.
International SOS can also connect you with local resources if you would like to speak with someone face-to-face.