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How the federal Title IX rule changes impact the UTSA community

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Jaida Sloan, Staff Writer

October 6, 2020

A series of major Title IX and sexual misconduct policy changes were approved by the UT-System Board of Regents to remain in compliance with federal Title IX modifications on Aug. 12. The main four Title IX policy changes were narrowing the definition of sexual harassment, minimizing Title IX obligations,...

Between the lines: Catch and Kill Column

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Paris Cantu

November 6, 2019

“Catch and Kill” is a ruinous account of powerful men and the toxic system that has protected them and prolonged coverup culture for decades. During his two-year investigation involving more than 200 sources, Ronan Farrow uncovered subplots of espionage, the dangerous culture of nondisclosure agreements,...

Title IX Annual Report

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Heather Montoya

October 23, 2019

UTSA released its first Title IX Annual Report, an outcome of the Presidential Initiative on Preventing Sexual Assault and Misconduct. A link to the report was included in an email Suzanne Patrick, director of equal opportunity services and Title IX coordinator, sent to the UTSA community on Oct. 16. “The...

Title IX Office renamed the Office of Student Advocacy, Violence Prevention and Empowerment

The Office of Student Advocacy, Violence Prevention and Empowerment. 
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Alejandro Lopez

June 9, 2018

The newly established Title IX Services Office has a new name: the Office of Student Advocacy, Violence Prevention and Empowerment. Jessica Muniz, director and prevention coordinator, believes the name change better reflects the goals and services of the office.  The Office of Student Advocacy, Violence Preve...

#MeToo in academia

Cristal Martinez, president of student psyche association, speaks during the “#MeToo: A Conversation about Sexual Harassment in Academia” event on April 12. 
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Alejandro Lopez

April 17, 2018

UTSA hosts panel on sexual harassment at universities The Student Psychology Association and Active Minds hosted a panel discussion, consisting of faculty and students, about the #MeToo Movement and sexual harassment in academia. Students and faculty gathered in the SU Denman Ballroom last Thursday, A...

Sexual harassment uses social media for scope

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Enrique Bonilla

October 25, 2017

Victims of sexual misconduct tweet to identify magnitude   According to RAINN, America’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted. Sexual assault affects millions of people across the entire spectrum of socioeconomic and ethnic classes. In ...