Interpersonal Violence Peer Support

The Interpersonal Violence Peer Support (IVPS) program offers private, peer-based support to UT Austin students who have been impacted by interpersonal violence, and is not mandated to report to the Title IX Coordinator. IVPS Peer Supporters are trained to provide support to undergraduate and graduate students. 

Who IVPS Serves

Peer Supporters work with students who have been impacted by sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, stalking, sexual harassment and gender discrimination to provided private, trauma-informed support and assistance. In addition, Peer Supporters work with students to access campus resources, such as counseling, medical care, emergency housing, financial support, and academic needs. They can explain reporting options for filing a formal report with law enforcement or the university, as well as the option not to report.

How We Can Help

Peer Supporters offer a private setting to discuss questions, concerns, and experiences regarding interpersonal violence. Peer Supporters are trained to provide students with information and resources available both on and off campus. Services available are individualized for each student based on their needs and experiences. Peer Supporters are also able to provide information about students' rights and options regarding Title IX reporting.  


If you are in immediate danger, please dial 911. 

To schedule a non-urgent appointment with a Peer Supporter:

24/7 Crisis Support: 

  • UT Austin’s Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC): 512-471-2255
  • The SAFE Alliance: 512-267-7233

Additional Resources


Peer Supporters will not share any identifiable information with the Title IX Coordinator, law enforcement, faculty, family members, or anyone else without the student’s permission. Exceptions may be made in cases where there is concern of imminent threat or harm to the student, someone else, or the campus community.

Interpersonal Violence Peer Support is a non-mandatory reporting resource, but is not protected under Texas law as confidential. If a student's record is requested under certain legal circumstances (e.g. subpoena or court of law) or open records request, IVPS may be required to respond.