Sexual Misconduct Awareness
Welcome to the University of Houston System’s sexual misconduct prevention and awareness website – Salutations. The Salutations website is intended to be a broad source of information related to sexual misconduct for any member within the University of Houston System (“UHS” or “System”).
Sexual misconduct, a broad term encompassing a range of non-consensual sexual activity or unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature, is sex discrimination and is antithetical to the standards and ideals of UHS. As part of our commitment to provide a safe learning and working environment, UHS has launched Salutations, a system-wide campaign promoting our collective responsibility to adhere to our standards of conduct and to foster an educational, working and living environment where students, faculty, staff and visitors are free from sex discrimination of any kind.
In accordance with UHS policy, as well as federal guidelines, Salutations has included a training regarding UHS’ sexual misconduct policy, relevant procedures, and resources. This training is required for all incoming students (including graduate and online students). The Salutations educational module is designed to inform students of issues associated with sexual misconduct. This online module will help you understand your rights, responsibilities, available options and resources when dealing with sexual assault, including how and to whom you can report an incident.
If you are a new student to UHS, you will receive an email with further instructions for you to take this training.
Find answers to the most commonly asked questions.
Throughout the System, UHS and its various partners provide regular and ongoing programming that address sexual misconduct. Collectively, these efforts comprise the Salutations Sexual Misconduct Educational and Awareness Campaign. Please find a description of those activities below.
- Introduction Beginning with Orientation
At every component, all new students are orientated to the concept of sexual misconduct, consent, reporting, and bystander intervention. New staff and faculty orientations also include a discussion of the sexual misconduct policy, non-discrimination laws, and policies.
- Campus Presentations and Events
“Take Back the Night” and other presentations regarding sexual misconduct and other risk factors for college students are regularly included as a part of UHS programming provided for the campus community.
- Training for Student Employees and Leaders
All Resident Assistants (RAs) and other student leaders receive specialized training to address alcohol, drugs, and sexual misconduct. RAs are also required to host educational programs on these topics for their student residents.
- Alcohol Awareness Programs
Various on and off campus partners provide presentations in residence halls and to student organizations, such fraternities and sororities, that involve information on state and federal laws regarding alcohol consumption, recognizing signs of alcohol poisoning, sexual misconduct and strategies for reducing students' risk of harm if they choose to drink.
- Student Leaders, Greeks and Athletes
Each year, many students attend an educational presentation on vital topics including alcohol, drugs, and sexual misconduct