WHY UCSA?


  • Because individuals still suffer from bullying, exclusion, hatred, harassment and violence


  • Because hatred's voice is loud on the internet and hate crimes are increasing


  • Because stereotyping and bias still influence words, actions and daily practices


  • Because our community is becoming more diverse, we must strengthen inter-group relations


  • Because we believe in the promise of America

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DID YOU KNOW....?

In 2018, 73 Hate Groups were tracked in Texas.

(Source: Texas-Southern Poverty Law Center)

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BULLYING FACTS

(Source: https://www.stopbullying.gov/)

  • 28% of US students in grades 6-12 experienced bullying (Gladden, R.M., Vivolo-Kantor, A.M., Hamburger, M.E. & Lumpkin, C.D., 2014)
  • *20% of US students in grades 9-12 experienced bullying (Centers for Disease-Control and Prevention, 2013)
  • *Approximately 30% of young people admit to bullying others in surveys 

           (Gladden, R.M., Vivolo-Kantor, A.M., Hamburger, M.E. & Lumpkin, C.D., 2014)

(Source: https://www.pacer.org/)

  • *33% of students who reported being bullied at school indicated that they were bullied at least once or twice a month during the school year (National Center for Educational Statistics, 2016)
  • Bullied students reported bullying occurred in the following places: the hallway or stairwell at school 42%, inside the classroom 34%, in the cafeteria 22%, outside on school grounds 19%, on the school bus 10%, and in the bathroom or locker room 9% (National Center for Educational Statistics, 2016)


*Statistics about bullying of students with disabilities. When assessing specific types of disabilities, prevalence rates differ: 35.3% of students with behavioral and emotional disorders, 33.9% of students with autism, 24.3% of students with intellectual disabilities, 20.8% of students with health impairments, and 19% of students with specific learning disabilities face high levels of bullying victimization (Rose et al., 2012)