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Title IX and Interpersonal Violence

Support for Students

Student Emergency Services 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, or stalking.

Our office works with complainants, respondents, and witnesses to provide support, advocate for class-related needs, outline processes and options, navigate obstacles, assess and plan for safety issues, and refer resources for additional support and care.

For a quick one-page resource, please download the Here to Help sheet (pdf).

Schedule an Appointment

Make an appointment over the phone or email: (512) 471-5017 or studentemergency@austin.utexas.edu. Walk-in appointments available from Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Title IX

Title IX is a segment of the Education Amendments of 1972 which forbids exclusion on the basis of gender from any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. The University of Texas at Austin is committed to maintaining a learning environment that is free from discriminatory conduct based on gender. As required by Title IX, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex / gender in its education programs and activities.

UT Austin encourages any student or non-student who thinks that they have been subjected to any of these types of incidents by another student, member of the faculty or staff, or campus visitor or contractor, to report to the university.

Commitment to Student Privacy (FERPA)

Our office respects a student's right to privacy, and therefore, cannot provide information restricted by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). FERPA is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student educational records and gives students (over the age of 18 or attending an institution of higher education) the right to access and correct their records. Other than directory information, information contained in the educational records cannot be shared without the students written consent.

Does FERPA privacy also include confidentiality

We cannot guarantee confidentiality to students. For Title IX related-incidents, most of our staff are considered responsible employees (i.e. mandated reporters of the university), and therefore, we have a requirement to report Title IX incidents to the university's Title IX Coordinator. For a non-responsible employee, please ask to speak with the confidential advocate in Student Emergency Services.

As a non-confidential space, we can offer advocacy for class-related needs and provide discrete absence notifications to professors or advisors (upon student's request).

Where are the confidential spaces for students on campus?

  • Counseling & Mental Health Center (CMHC)
    • Voices Against Violence (VAV) advocacy or counseling appointments available: (512) 471-3515
    • Walk-in crisis appointments available 8am-5pm, SSB 5th Floor
    • CMHC 24 Hour Hotline: (512) 471-2255
  • University Health Services (UHS)
    • Appointments available: (512) 471-4955
    • Nurse 24 Hour Advice Line: (512) 475-6877
  • Title IX Confidential Advocate: 512-232-6953
  • Student Emergency Services Confidential Advocate: 512-471-5017

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