It is the right of a Sexual Assault, Relationship Violence, or Stalking Victim at UTA who reports their experience to university officials to anticipate that:
- Victims will be treated with dignity and respect and in a non-judgmental manner.
- All sexual and relationship violence cases will be treated seriously.
- All campus organizations and services that can assist victims will be identified.
- They will confidentially receive the full array of support services at UTA.
- Victims will receive prompt assistance from UTA personnel in notifying and dealing with the proper authorities.
- University officials will inform students of their option to notify appropriate law enforcement authorities, including on-campus and local police, and offer assistance in notifying proper authorities when an individual discloses an incident of sexual assault.
- Victims will be free from any pressure from UTA personnel about whether to report crimes to the police or to UTA authorities and how they should respond to such charges.
- University personnel will not discourage victims from reporting, nor encourage them to under-report or report the incident as a lesser crime.
- University personnel will cooperate in obtaining, securing. and maintaining evidence (including a medical examination), necessary in legal proceedings.
- Individuals will be notified of available on and off-campus counseling, mental health, and psychological services, or other student services for those reporting sex offenses.
- Individuals will be afforded the opportunity to request immediate on-campus housing relocation, transfer of classes, or other steps to prevent unnecessary or unwanted contact or proximity to an alleged perpetrator when reasonably available.
Relationship Bill of Rights
- You have the right to love and be loved.
- You have the right to be safe.
- You have the right to be treated with respect.
- You have the right to privacy.
- You have the right to your own opinions, to express, them to have them taken seriously.
- You have the right to ask questions over anything that affects your life.
- You have the right to grow and change (that includes changing your mind).
- You have the right to say NO.
- You have the right to make mistakes.
- You have the right to have feelings and be able to express them.
- You have the right to have your limits and values respected.