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(512) 471-3515
Student Services Building - 5th Floor

VAV Prevention and Outreach is now located in the POWER House (Prevention, Outreach, Wellness, Education and Response), Ground floor of the SSB, G 1.400.

Theatre for Dialogue

CMHC Voices Against Violence always needs volunteers and supportive allies on campus. In addition to Staff/Faculty/Student trainings and Theatre for Dialogue performances, VAV hosts a variety of other events on campus, particularly for the national awareness months of October (Domestic Violence Awareness Month) and April (Sexual Assault Awareness Month).


VAV Student Organization

VAV’s sponsored student organization is open to any enrolled student at UT Austin. We meet every Tuesday at 6pm in the POWER House, Student Services Building (SSB), Ground floor, G 1.400.

Questions? E-mail voicesagainstviolence@austin.utexas.edu

Hear current students talk about the reasons they are involved with Voices Against Violence (thanks to Chin Lin Pan, a UT student who produced this video)

Theatre for Dialogue Performance Requests

If you are interested bringing Theatre for Dialogue or Get Sexy. Get Consent. to your classroom, organization or event, contact Lynn Hoare, lhoare@austin.utexas.edu or call (512) 475-6957

For more information about Theatre for Dialogue, click here.

For information about how to become a Theatre for Dialogue Peer-Educator, click here.

VAV Printed Materials Request

Voices Against Violence produces pocket resource guides and prevention-education materials. If you would like to request VAV printed materials for your students, residents, office or organization, please contact Erin Burrows at eburrows@austin.utexas.edu or (512) 475-6957 with which materials you are interested in and the quantity.

Available materials:
  • Voices Against Violence wallet-size guide for on and off-campus resources. Click here
  • Dating rights and responsibilities bookmark. Click here
  • A short comic-book about relationship violence called “Kris and Franky,”. Click here
  • Two-sided hand-out, ‘What is Consent?” and “How to Support a Survivor of Sexual Assault.” Click here

Workshop and Training Requests

VAV offers flexible workshops on the topics of sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, consent and supportive response. VAV tailors our trainings to meet the needs of different campus groups. We require a minimum of one hour and suggest a minimum attendance of 15 people. If you would like to bring a VAV workshop or training to your classroom or organization, please contact Erin Burrows at voicesagainstviolence@austin.utexas.edu or call (512) 475-6957 to discuss program options.

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If you would like to be informed about VAV events and volunteer opportunities please sign up for our listserv

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  1. Log in, following directions under "mailing list" categories, click "others."
  2. Search for vavinfo (vav info)
  3. Subscribe to the list!

When you join our listserv, you will receive updates about VAV events, community action opportunities, and be able to sign up to volunteer with VAV.

You can also stay up to date by becoming a fan on Facebook or following us on Twitter.

Have questions or want more information?

If you have questions about VAV activities and resources please email: voicesagainstviolence@austin.utexas.edu or call Erin Burrows, (512) 475-6957

For more information about other ways to get involved with CMHC, please check out this page: http://www.cmhc.utexas.edu/preventionoutreach.html

If you or someone you know would like more information on Voices Against Violence (VAV) services, including individual counseling, group counseling and advocacy please call the Counseling and Mental Health Center at (512)471-3515. When you call, ask for a VAV appointment. If this is an emergency, please call 911. If you need to speak with someone immediately, you can walk in to the Counseling and Mental Health Center M-F, 8am-4pm. UT students can reach a telephone counselor 24/7/365 at (512) 471-CALL (2255)

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