IDVSA helps campuses create safe environments through research and training. We are committed to the educational mission of The University of Texas at Austin to strive to create safe environments free of violence for all students. In addition to incorporating student researchers into all aspects of our work, IDVSA works with multi-disciplinary partners across The University of Texas at Austin and the broader University of Texas System. Through our partnerships, we gain valuable insight into the lives of students and work to find ways to improve their learning experiences by helping to create environments free from violence, sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, and domestic violence. Our various partners include university law enforcement, Title IX offices, and student advocacy organizations. Explore this page to learn more about our campus initiatives.
Bystander Intervention at The University of Texas System Academic Campuses (2021)
This project aims to understand and evaluate the bystander intervention programming offered across UT System’s eight academic institutions. As part of this effort, IDVSA will develop and deliver a toolkit…
Cultivating Learning and Safe Environments (CLASE) (2015-present)
The CLASE initiative, sponsored by The UT System, is an ongoing, comprehensive, scientific effort designed to empower all UT System institutions to be free from intimate and interpersonal violence.
A Blueprint for University Police in Texas: Responding to Sexual Assault Crimes (2016)
IDVSA developed the Blueprint for Campus Police through an innovative partnership with The UT Office of Director of Police. This resource fills a gap in current research, identifies best practices in campus policy response to sexual assault, and may be used as a guide or toolkit for police at all levels.