Third-Parties

Sexual misconduct can affect everyone in the classroom or workplace community.   A Third-Party is someone who may not have directly experienced prohibited conduct under Title IX, but may be aware of a situation.  This can include something you witnessed, you are aware off an issue in your community, or because someone disclosed an incident to you. Third-parties can also feel the impact of harm.  Below are support options and tools for third-parties. 

Behavior Concerns Advice Line (BCAL)

If you are concerned about a situation or an individual and unsure of what to do, call the Behavior Concerns Advice Line. This is a 24/7 line created to offer advice and support for any and all concerns that come up with our university community.  It is not confidential, but you can remain anonymous. 

BeVocal: Bystander Intervention

BeVocal is the bystander intervention initative at UT Austin.  BeVocal was created to promote the idea that all individuals have the power to prevent high-risk behavior and harm. The three steps to bystander intervention are: 1) Recognizing Potential Harm, 2) Choose to Respond, and 3) Take Action.  Visit the BeVocal Bystander Intervention website to learn more and get involved.

Support Options 

Visit the Support a Survivor page for tips and information.

Those indirectly impacted by an experience can still receive support and assistance to address any needs that may come up.  The university has various confidential and non-confidential services available to address mental, physical, emotional, and academic needs including:  

  • Emotional support and processing after an incident. 
  • Course load reductions or full withdrawals.  
  • Discreet absence notifications. 
  • Requests for flexibility/ alternative participation to faculty and supervisors. 
  • Safety planning. 
  • Emergency funds. 
  • Short-term emergency housing accommodations or housing changes. 
  • Services for food insecurity. 
  • Address questions and concerns about institutional policy and procedure. 
  • Conflict resolution and dispute management. 
  • Support and referrals for concerns friends, family, partners, and faculty/staff members. 

For more information, please visit the Campus Resources page.