University of Houston-Victoria

Title IX and Equal Opportunity

About the UHV Here For You Campaign

The UHV Here For You Campaign provides a University-wide coordinated effort to share vital resources with students and promote inclusion and belonging at UHV. Individual campaign topics are recommended by the Title IX & Equal Opportunity Office and approved by the President.

UHV Here For You Calendar of Events

UHV Here For You Participating Departments

UHV Here For You Digital Education Series (more coming soon!)

The Program joins department efforts and creates a direct line from top-level leaders to students. The Campaign encourages participation by staff, faculty, and administrative leaders. In creating new dialogue on resources and positive change, the University hopes to better promote belonging among all groups of students at every level of the University.

For Heritage Month celebrations, visit the Student Life Diversity & Inclusion Newsletter for ongoing campus events.

Why Equal Opportunity?

Many of the campaign topics throughout the year feature issues that disproportionately affect protected groups of people. Some campaigns are even directly linked to a group's access to education. For instance, suicide prevention training and services help students who may have been harassed or bullied based on their protected class (such as sexual orientation or identity). Another example may be safety services related to sexual misconduct (such as dating violence, stalking, sexual assault, or other misconduct) to prevent discrimination based on sex. Other education efforts prevent bias or microaggressions based on race or national origin. Additional prevention campaigns may target a general trend that has compounding effects across minority populations.

Campaign Design

Each campaign includes educational training components such as in-person training, educational posters, digital ads, and awareness events. The campaign also connects campus leaders with the student by facilitating online dialogue between campus leaders and students. Campus leaders, staff, and faculty are encouraged to send messages of support to current students as well as information about services. Faculty and campus leaders are invited to attend awareness events including forums to discuss student concerns.

UHV Here For You Calendar of Events

September: Campus Safety Awareness Month 

  • Event color: Red
  • Sexual Harassment & Assault Prevention with a focus on advanced training for upperclassmen and women to set the tone for consent for incoming students.
  • Active Bystander training poster and digital resources to prevent violence, bullying, and exploitation (training on request).
  • National Suicide Prevention Week.
  • Substance Abuse Awareness activities for students with a focus on residential training.

Spotlight on Campus events in September!

  • Past "End the Stigma" events for mental health awareness and suicide prevention hosted by Counseling Center have included:
    • 1,100 Flags Memorial on Pyramid Row,
    • The Power of Hope with white flag decorations and discussion,  
    • World Suicide Prevention Day Panel featuring alumni and community leaders,
    • QPR Training (Question, Persuade and Refer),
    • Keepin’ it Real featuring a discussion with UHV students,
    • Screening of The Ripple Effect.
  • UHPD Active Shooter training awareness.
  • Incoming student training during Jag Journey, International Students Orientation, and Freshman seminars (topics include campus safety, consent, sexual misconduct prevention, and bystander intervention strategies).

October: Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Disability Awareness Month

  • Event color: Purple
  • October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
    • October is also National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. Campaign will link risk factors and de-spell myths about substance abuse and causes of violence.
    • Can request training for students to identify child abuse risk factors to prepare for future professional careers as nurses, teachers, doctors, counselors, coaches, and more; can include factual information on the link between domestic violence and mass shootings (campuswide email education notice).
    • Highlights resources for the LGBTQ community as well as the effects of violence in marginalized communities.
  • October is also Disability Awareness Month and will feature information about services for people with disabilities.
  • October 23 is Unity Day and will transition to events for Self-Harm Prevention Month.

November: Self-Harm Prevention Month

  • Event color: Yellow
  • Premiered with Spirit Day in October.
  • November 15 is World Kindness Day.
  • November 17 is International Survivors of Suicide Day. 
  • Featuring anti-bullying efforts as well as healthy eating awareness events led by the Counseling Center Health Educator.

January: Stalking Awareness Month 

  • Event color: Blue
  • Featuring safety planning resources for students (digital and poster materials; posters for safety planning app on display in all bathrooms).
  • Digital campaign will emphasize warning risk indicators from the Stalking Resource Center. 

February: Dating Violence Awareness Month 

  • Event color: Light Purple
  • Focus on affirmative consent as well as healthy relationship resources and led by Equal Opportunity as well as Counseling Center.
  • Features resources for LGBTQ community members supported by the LGBTQ Coordinator.

March: Human Rights Awareness and Real-World Safety Month 

  • Event color: Orange
  • Take Back the Night features events to promote awareness and prevention of sexual assault each March. Can request training for best practices for online dating as led by an Equal Opportunity trainer and/or Health Educator.
  • Can request safety and prevention tips for students traveling for spring break, community ride-sharing, and other activities as led by UHPD.
  • Educational activities also feature themes related to human rights awareness:
    • March 8 is International Women's Day.
    • March 21 is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
    • March 25 is International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

April: Sexual Assault Awareness Month  

  • Event color: Teal/Turquoise 
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is a campaign to educate and engage the public held each April.
  • Featuring Day of Action from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and led by the Counseling Center.

May: Accessibility Awareness Month 

  • Event color: Green
  • Global Accessibility Awareness Day is held each May to feature awareness events for how persons with disabilities access technology.
  • May is also Mental Health Month as led by the Counseling Center and Health Educator. 

June: Pride Month

  • Event color: Rainbow and multi-color
  • Each year, UHV holds events for Pride Month to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City as led by the LGBTQ Coordinator. 
  • Featuring a digital campaign to promote awareness of rights for LGBTQIA+ individuals