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Your Rights

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.