Title IX Advocacy and Support

Title IX Advocacy 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.

If you would like to directly report a Title IX incident, call the Title IX Office directly at 512-471-0419 or email titleix@austin.utexas.edu.

Title IX Support and Resources works with all parties (students, faculty, and staff) involved in a matter reported to the Title IX Office to provide accommodations, support, and resources. Some examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Notifying faculty regarding student absences or missed work
  • Advocating for flexibility in assignments or deadlines
  • Making referrals to resources to meet an individual's needs for personal health, safety and security

Title IX Support and Resources strives to offer fair, equitable, and individualized support to students affected by matters related to sexual harassment, sex discrimination, and interpersonal violence. Title IX Support and Resources case managers can refer individuals to critical resources at the university and abroad.

If you are interested in connecting with Title IX Support and Resources, please email supportandresources@austin.utexas.edu.

Confidential 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: Confidential 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 advocate@austin.utexas.edu, call (512) 232-2860, or make an appointment via the Confidential Advocate Appointment Request form

IVPS Peer Support has rotating hours each semester. For updated hours, please visit the IVPS Peer Support webpage.

Additional Confidential Resources

International 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.

On Call International can also connect you with local resources if you would like to speak with someone in person.