Prevention

One of the most important ways we can work toward a campus community free of sex discrimination and sexual harassment is by turning our focus to prevention. Prevention means focusing up-stream and addressing the causes of discrimination.  We know that true culture change can only be achieved by addressing the patterns, beliefs and behaviors that are at the root of sexual violence.

Risk Factors Strategies for Prevention
  • adherence to traditional gender role norms
  • lack of empathy
  • hyper-masculinity
  • lack of insitutional support
  • societal norms that support sexual violence
  • bystander approaches
  • mobilizing men and boys as allies
  • promoting healthy sexuality and positive relaitonships
  • social emotional learning
  • addressing community-level risks
Source: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/sexualviolence/riskprotectivefactors.html

The Title IX Office implements and supports prevention strategies through training and education efforts, and supporting prevention programming by campus partners and student organizations.  

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Voices Against Violence

VAV addresses issues of relationship violence, sexual violence and stalking. Programs are designed to serve the needs of the diverse UT population with information, education, training, advocacy, counseling and referral services.

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It's On Us

The UT Austin chapter of It’s On Us is a registered student organization that is committed to promoting sexual assault prevention, connecting students with resources, and changing the conversation around sexual violence on campus.

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Not On My Campus

Not On My Campus is a student-led movement to end the silence surrounding sexual assault and create a safe environment for all students at Texas through peer education programming.

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Men Can End

A program of Texas Blazers, Men Can End aims to be visible allies on campus against gender-based violence, and offers opportunities for men to get connected with gender-based violence prevention.

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BeVocal

BeVocal is a university-wide initiative to promote the idea that individual Longhorns have the power to prevent high-risk behavior and harm by recognizing a potentially harmful situation or interaction and choosing to respond in a way that could positively influence the outcome.