Tigers Respect

TU is committed to ending sexual violence on our campus and creating a community that supports victims and survivors. It takes every single Tiger to make that happen. Learn how you can help end sexual violence.

Online Title IX Training

We are each responsible to complete Title IX training programs. The online training is available and offered to all TU students. For employees the Office of Human Resources has more information. This program offers several self-paced safety courses which can be accessed 24/7 and comes with a printable certificate of successful completion.

Training Instructions

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Access the SafeColleges Training website
  3. Use your seven digit-numerical TU ID for your username
    1. If your account needs to be enabled email  with your full name, seven-digit numerical TU ID and what your student status it (for example, are you an Undergraduate or Graduate student)
  4. If you are having technical issues please use the Troubleshooting Guide or reachout to SafeColleges via their helpline at 1-800-434-0154 Extension 3.

what is sexual violence? 

Sexual violence is an umbrella term that includes:  

  • Sexual Harassment: Unwelcome verbal or physical sexual advances that interfere with work or school
  • Sexual Assault: Any nonconsensual sexual contact, including but not limited to nonconsensual vaginal, anal, or oral penetration
  • Sexual Exploitation: Nonconsensual or abusive sexual behavior for one’s own benefit or the benefit of another; including recording or distributing sexual photographs or videos without consent
  • Sexual Intimidation: Verbal threats of sexual violence; indecent exposure or flashing
  • Relationship Violence: Verbal, emotional, financial, psychological, or sexual abuse of a current or former intimate partner
  • Stalking: Actions that would cause someone to fear for their safety, including following, surveilling, or threatening a person or their property

The university's Policy on Sexual Harassment and other Sexual Misconduct (06.01.60) applies to all students, faculty, and staff regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender expression and gender identity. It prohibits all forms of sexual misconduct and sexual violence. Retaliation against any individual who reports, testifies, assists, or participates in a sexual misconduct investigation, hearing, or proceeding, is prohibited. Retaliation includes retaliatory harassment, intimidation, threats and coercion.

What is consent?

Consent is voluntary, affirmative, and active agreement to a sexual activity. Sexual activity WITHOUT consent is sexual violence. Consent is: 

  • Active: Consent must be mutually understood affirmative words or actions, it can NOT be implied through silence or previous sexual or dating history.

  • Coherent: If someone is incapacitated from alcohol or drugs, asleep, or otherwise mentally impaired, they are not able to consent to sexual activity.

  • Willing: Consent must be given freely, it can NOT be granted under psychological, emotional, or physical force, manipulation, persuasion, or threats.

  • Ongoing: Voluntary and affirmative agreement is necessary for every sexual activity, every time. Past consent does not apply to present or future acts, and consent can be withdrawn at any time.

Want to learn more? Request a training or explore the related links. 

Together Tigers Can End Sexual Violence: Be an Active Bystander

All members of the campus community can take action to safely and effectively prevent sexual and relationship violence. These are four intervention strategies for being an active bystander to prevent sexual violence: 

  • Direct: Tell someone directly that their words or actions are not acceptable. You can intervene directly without being confrontational or escalating a situation. You can say: "that person is too drunk to go home with you," "did you ask the person in this video if it was ok to share it?" or "stop asking them if they want to hook up, they already said no." 
  • Distract: Create a distraction to diffuse an unsafe situation and help move people out of harms way. Tell a joke, spill a drink, change the topic, or ask a random question to distract from an escalating unsafe situation.
  • Delegate: Ask someone else for help. Good resources include your RA, a trusted friend who feels comfortable intervening, or the police in an emergency situation. Trust your gut. If you don't feel safe directly intervening, get help. 
  • Delay: If you didn't take action in the moment, it's not too late. You can always talk to someone after the fact. Offer campus resources or get help from others.