Sexual Violence & Sexual Assault

If someone has unwanted sexual contact with you without your consent, this is sexual assault which is a crime. Should you come to police, our first priority is your health and safety. You will not be judged. You are in control. You are not alone. We are here to help.

If You or Someone You Know Has Been Assaulted…

  • Get to a safe place
  • You may contact UTPD by dialing or texting 911, or coming to our building (UPB) located at 2201 Robert Dedman Drive. If after hours, use the call box on the front entrance. A call to police does not mean you must file charges. Our priority is connecting you with important resources to insure your health and safety. A male or female detective is available upon request. We also have an LGBTQIA+ advocate available upon request.
  • If you do not wish to involve police, please reach out to one of the following: University Health Services Nurse Advice Line 512-475-6877 or visit UHS clinic during business hours, SAFE Alliance (off campus shelter & sexual assault / domestic violence advocacy center) 512-276-7233, Title IX at 512-232-3992, or report to any hospital emergency room

How to Help a Survivor

  • Be supportive and listen to them
  • Do not judge them or blame them for their experience
  • Do not pressure them into taking any action they are not comfortable with
  • Ask how you can be of help to them

Sexual Assault Facts

  • 1 in 4 college-aged women will be sexually assaulted
  • The majority of all sexual assaults (80%) are committed by someone known to the victim:  relative, friend, or acquaintance
  • Sexual assault is NOT sex. It is an act of violence motivated by the rapist's need to dominate, control, and humiliate
  • Sexual assault can happen to anyone regardless of their race, class, age, appearance, gender identity, or sexual orientation

Sexual Assault Facts Specific to UT-Austin

  • The Cultivating Learning and Safe Environments (CLASE) survey released in 2017 indicated that 15% of undergraduate female students and 5% of undergraduate male students experienced rape since enrollment at UT Austin
  • Sexual assault is one of the most under-reported crimes
  • The majority of sexual assaults involved an assailant known by the victim (Partner, ex-partner, roommate, acquaintance, friend, etc.)
  • In many reported sexual assault cases, alcohol was involved

Community Contacts

Student Emergency Services512-471-5017
University Health Services  Nurse Advice Line512-475-6877
SAFE Alliance512-276-SAFE (7233), text 737-888-7233
Title IX Office512-232-3992
Voices Against Violence512-471-3515