The committee consists of representatives from several campus departments, who serve as supportive liaisons and advocates for students and provide resources for faculty and staff on campus.
The UniTeD Against Sexual Assault Project was formed in fall 2005 to evaluate the University campus climate regarding sexual assault and to make recommendations regarding procedures for prevention, reporting, discipline, and support.
This committee was formed in response to the final report issued by the UT Dallas Presidential Advisory Commission on Residential Housing.
The commission put forth a series of recommendations regarding sexual assault and prevention at UTD, which included:
- Create a sexual assault response program
- Foster a climate that minimizes sexual assault incidents, which impact the UTD community
- Promote a supportive environment where victims and subjects are treated according to UTD policy
- Create a climate that encourages victims to report incidents of sexual assault without fear
- Establish sexual assault prevention training and awareness programs to educate students
- Offer sensitive and comprehensive treatment to restore victims’ health and well being
- Help leaders understand their roles and responsibilities regarding response to sexual assault victims, thoroughly investigate allegations of sexual assault and take appropriate administrative and disciplinary action