Usually, Take Back the Night includes a campus and community resource fair. Here, we want to highlight the work of some of the many organizations and offices across UT and the Austin community working to support survivors and the UT community.
Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC)
The GSC provides opportunities for all members of the UT Austin community to explore and organize around issues of gender and sexuality. The center also facilitates a greater responsiveness to the needs of women and LGBTQIA+ communities through education, outreach and advocacy.
Interpersonal Violence Peer Support (IVPS)
IVPS is a group of trained undergraduate and graduate students who offer private, peer-based support to students impacted by interpersonal violence.
Multicultural Engagement Center (MEC)
The Multicultural Engagement Center (MEC) supports a culturally diverse campus and helps cultivate a positive campus climate. The MEC houses six student-run agencies and provides leadership opportunities, social justice and education trainings and support services for student organizations.
Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)
SSD determines eligibility and helps implement reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. They engage in outreach across campus to make campus a more inclusive, accessible and welcoming environment for people with disabilities.
Student Emergency Services (SES) Advocates
SES advocates are trained professional staff who provide support to students impacted by interpersonal violence. Advocates offer a safe and private space to discuss concerns or experiences and are not mandated Title IX reporters. Advocates provide emotional support, information about student rights and explore academic, housing, medical and financial accommodations and resources.
Title IX Office
UT’s Title IX Office works to create and maintain an educational environment free from all forms of sexual harassment, sex discrimination, exploitation and intimidation. Students impacted by any of these issues can file a report with Title IX.
Voices Against Violence (VAV) Counseling and Advocacy Services
VAV offers confidential advocacy and confidential counseling services to students who have experienced sexual violence, dating or relationship violence and/or stalking. Advocacy services provide survivors with information about their rights and options, including counseling resources, medical concerns, reporting options, legal options and safety planning without any expectation to report. To speak with a counselor about options, call the Counseling and Mental Health Center at (512) 471-3515.
It’s On Us
It's On Us at UT Austin is a student organization that centers around supporting survivors of sexual violence and working toward Title IX reform.
MenCanEnd aims to be a visible ally on campus against gender-based violence. By explicitly linking the idea of unhealthy masculinity to rape culture, MenCanEnd hopes to do primary prevention work to reduce violence in our world.
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 UT Austin.
Asian Family Support Services of Austin (AFSSA)
AFSSA provides assistance to Asian and other immigrant families dealing with domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking. Reach AFSSA’s helpline at 1-877-281-8371.
The SAFE Alliance exists to stop abuse for everyone by serving the survivors of child abuse, sexual assault and exploitation and domestic violence. Reach the SAFEline 24/7 at (512) 267-7233.
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with local service providers across the country. Reach the Hotline 24/7 at (800) 656-4673.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
This Hotline exists to support and shift power back to those affected by relationship abuse. Reach their Hotline 24/7 at 1-800-799-7233.