Voices Against Violence: Interpersonal Violence Prevention Program

If you are in immediate danger or experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

The Voices Against Violence: Interpersonal Violence Prevention Program provides outreach and prevention services to the UT Austin campus community, with a focus on interpersonal violence prevention, including sexual violence, dating violence and stalking. Information on our clinical services.

Annual Events


Breaking the Silence

This annual event provides an opportunity to connect with campus resources, listen to speakers, engage with our campus community partners, and support survivors of relationship violence. This event is a collaboration between the Title IX Office and Voices Against Violence and is a signature event during Relationship Violence Prevention Month, which is in October.


Take Back the Night

Recognized annually in early April. An evening event including information, resources, refreshments, performances, speakers and a survivor speak out designed to illuminate the movement to end sexual violence.

Request a Presentation, Workshop or Training Event

Share information on VAV with your class, meeting group, event participants or host an informational workshop on topics including sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, consent and supportive response. See information on our clinical services.

Survivor’s Emergency Fund

The fund provides financial assistance to survivors of sexual violence, relationship violence, and/or stalking with the goal of increasing their safety and independence. Since its founding in 2001, the fund has been supported entirely by individual contributions.

Types of expenses covered include safety-related needs, medical care expenses, one-time assistance with rent and/or utilities, transportation, legal fees related to abuse and divorce, custody, or immigration issues, temporary childcare fees, storage and moving fees, payment to and from an out-of-town shelter or other safe space, books, fees, or other school-related expenses, and removal of financial bars.


  • Must be a currently enrolled UT Austin student.
  • Must have experienced some form of interpersonal violence (sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking) that has compromised your current safety, coping, and/or independence.

For information and to apply, contact the Counseling and Mental Health Center by calling 512-471-3515, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Ask to schedule a Voices Against Violence advocacy appointment.

Get Involved

Voices Against Violence Student Organization

Our student organization is a survivor-centered community that is passionate about ending violence and creating a campus culture that values consent and healthy relationships. We strive to make violence prevention accessible to everyone by supporting each other, learning together, and planning university-wide events. For more information, email voicesagainstviolence@austin.utexas.edu.



For more information about interpersonal violence prevention at UT Austin email voicesagainstviolence@austin.utexas.edu.