University of Houston-Victoria

Title IX and Equal Opportunity

Here For You banner showing diverse groups of students representing people of various genders, races, abilities and sexual orientation.

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.

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 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 

  • 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 to prevent violence, bullying and exploitation.
  • National Suicide Prevention Week (September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day).
  • Substance Abuse Awareness activities for students with focus on residential training.

Spotlight on Campus events in September!

  • End the Stigma events for mental health awareness and suicide prevention:
    • 1,100 Flags Memorial on September 3 on Pyramid Row from 9-11 am
    • The Power of Hope with white flag decorations and discussion in University West, The Spot from 9am-noon.  
    • World Suicide Prevention Day Panel on September 10 in University North, Walker Auditorium from 6-7:30pm. featuring alumni and community leaders.
    • QPR Training (Question, Persuade and Refer) on September 11 in University North, Multi-Purpose Room from 5:30-6:30pm.
    • Keepin’ it Real on September 12 in University North, Walker Auditorium from 6:30- 8:00pm. featuring discussion with UHV students.
    • Screening of The Ripple Effect on September 13 in University North, Walker Auditorium from 3-5pm.
  • UHPD Active Shooter training awareness on September 13 from 5:30 to 6:30pm at University North Room 111.
  • 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

  • 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.
    • Includes training for students to identify child abuse risk factors to prepare for future professional careers as nurses, teachers, doctors, counselors, coaches and more.
    • Includes factual background on link between domestic violence and mass shootings.
    • Highlights resources for LGBTQ community as well as 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

  • 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 Health Educator.

December: Human Rights Awareness Month

  • Featuring international awareness of human rights and led by the International Programs Office.
  • December 1 is World AIDS Day
  • December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. 
  • December 10 is Human Rights Day. 

January: Stalking Awareness Month 

  • Featuring safety planning resources for students and led by Equal Opportunity.
  • Digital campaign will emphasize warning risk indicators from the Stalking Resource Center. 

February: Dating Violence Awareness Month 

  • 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: Real-World Safety Month

  • Take Back the Night features events to promote awareness and prevention of sexual assault each March.
  • Event will also focus on safety and prevention tips for students traveling for spring break, community ride-sharing and other activities as led by UHPD.
  • Also featuring safety forum for best practices for online dating as led by Equal Opportunity and Health Educator.

April: Sexual Assault Awareness Month  

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

May: Accessibility Awareness Month 

  • 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 Health Educator. 

June: Pride Month

  • 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 led by Equal Opportunity.