Violence Against Women Act
On March 7, 2013, President Obama signed The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA), which focuses on improving the criminal justice response to violence against women. VAWA enhanced accountability for Colleges to educate students and prevent gender based violence, and additional rights were afforded to campus victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
COMMITTED TO SAFETY
TTU is committed to fostering an environment in which all members or our campus community are safe, secure, and free from sexual misconduct of any form, including but not limited to sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. The University expects all interpersonal relationships and interactions be grounded upon mutual respect, open communications, and clear consent.
EDUCATION AND PREVENTION
TTU will present primary prevention and awareness programs for new students and new employees, in addition to on-going awareness campaigns related to prevention of sexual assault dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking for all students and employees.
Bystander Intervention is presented to students to educate them on ways to proactively help others while ensuring their own safety and well-being. Bystander Intervention is offered by the RISE Office.
Training for all University employees will be provided on dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assaults, and stalking. This training will be based on the requirements under VAWA, Title IX and the Clery Act.
TTU strongly encourages all individuals to report incidents of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking to police and University officials. More information may be found here.
The University will provide resources to support persons who have been victims of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. Click here to view the available resources.
If an individual reports to you that they are a victim of a crime, please follow the procedures provided during training. Complete the onlie Title IX Misconduct Form and the CSA Incident Reporting Form.
The University will provide programs that promote awareness and avert domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking on campus and in our community. Initial programming will be directed at all new students and employees, followed by on-going programs directed to all students and employees in culturally relevant training including:
- Awareness programming on dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault.
- Risk-reduction strategies designed to promote healthy behaviors/relationships and recognize early warning signs of abusive behavior.
- Prevention programs to avert acts of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.
- Safe and positive Bystander intervention education and training.
- On-going University prevention and awareness campaigns.
Programs are offered by the staff at RISE.
Texas Tech Police: 806.742.3931
Title IX Coordinator: 806.834.1949
Student Health Services: 806.743.2848
Student Counsling: 806.742.3674
Dean of Students: 806.742.2984
Human Resources: 806.742.3851
Student Conduct: 806.742.1714
Student Legal Services: 806.742.3289
Rise Intervention & Safety Services: 806.742.2110
Lubbock Police Department: 806.775.2865
Lubbock County Sheriff's Office: 806.775.1400
Voice of Hope: 806.763.3232
Voice of Hope Hotline: 806.763.7273
University Medical Center: 806.775.8200
Covenant Hospital: 806.725.0000