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Campus Health and Safety Resources

Title IX Office (512) 232-3992

Student Emergency Services (512) 471-5017 

  • Helps students and families during difficult or emergency situations
  • May provide limited emergency funds
  • Assists with academic or classroom issues
  • Provides referrals within the University and in the Austin area when necessary

Office for Inclusion and Equity (512) 471-1849   

  • Investigates claims of discrimination regarding employment matters
  • Provides resolution of discrimination problems in the workplace
  • Provides educational training and educational initiatives for departments and units
  • Provides referrals within the University and in the Austin area when necessary

Behavior Concerns Advice Line  (512) 232-5050   

  • Allows members of the University community to discuss their concerns about an individual’s behavior
  • Offers a centralized resource that is available 24 hours a day for anyone who is not sure how to help
  • Callers can remain anonymous

Campus Confidential Advocates (512) 471-5017 or (512) 232-6953    

  • Support programs for students who have been impacted by interpersonal violence
  • Serves as an advocate and available to answer questions, discuss reporting options, assist with accommodations.
  • Provides referrals within the University and in the Austin area when necessary

Student Conduct and Academic Integrity (512) 471-2841 

  • Provides student conduct process for policy violations
  • Provides referrals within the University and in the Austin area when necessary

Title IX Training and Investigations (512) 471-5017   

  • Investigates claims of discrimination regarding student matters
  • Provides referrals within the University and in the Austin area when necessary
  • Provides training to campus community on Title IX related matters

University of Texas Police Department (512) 471-4441   

  • File criminal reports (pseudonym is available to victims to shield identity in the police report)
  • Offers crime prevention presentations that include issues related to assault
  • Publishes crime statistics information
  • Teaches free Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) classes to any female University students, staff members, and faculty members
  • Resources for crime victims

Counseling and Mental Health Center (512) 471-3515 

  • Provides advocacy services to give information about safety, legal, housing, academic, and medical options
  • Offers individual and group counseling service for survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking
  • Offers twenty-four-hour telephone counseling service at (512) 471-CALL (471-2255)
  • Offers interactive peer theatre educational programming that addresses the complex issues surrounding sexual assault on campus
  • Provides opportunities for student involvement in programming throughout the academic year
  • Provides training that is customized for faculty, staff and/or students

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) (512) 471-3366   

  • EAP provides confidential brief counseling sessions, crisis intervention, and assessment and referral from experienced licensed psychologists and social workers
  • If it is after normal business hours and you are in crisis, you can reach the after-hours counseling service at 512-471-3399 to speak to a crisis counselor

Human Resources  (512) 471-HRSC or (800) 687-4178   

University Health Services (512) 471-4955   

  • Twenty-four-hour Nurse Advice Line: (512) 475-NURS (475-6877)
  • Health Promotion Resource Center: (512) 475-8252
  • Provides individuals who have experienced a sexual assault a place to receive the forensic medical exam by a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)
  • Provides general exams to treat injuries, both internal and external
  • Performs testing for sexually transmitted infections after an assault
  • Distributes educational and prevention information

University Ombuds (512) 471-3825   

  • Provides a neutral, impartial, and confidential environment to voice concerns
  • Provides information and guidance for University-related questions or complaints
  • Functions as an independent and informal resource to help with concerns, problem-solving, conflict resolution
  • Advocates for fair and equitably administered processes – does not side with individuals or the University

The following are recommendations regarding emergency procedures from the Office of Campus Safety and Security:

  • Occupants of buildings on campus are required to evacuate buildings when a fire alarm is activated. Alarm activation or announcement requires exiting and assembling outside.
  • Familiarize yourself with all exit doors of each classroom and building you may occupy. Remember that the nearest exit door may not be the one you used when entering the building.
  • Students requiring assistance in evacuation shall inform their instructor in writing during the first week of class.
  • In the event of an evacuation, follow the instruction of faculty or class instructors.
  • Do not re-enter a building unless given instructions by the following: Austin Fire Department, The University of Texas at Austin Police Department, or Fire Prevention Services office.
  • Behavior Concerns Advice Line (BCAL): (512) 232-5050
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