Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence and Stalking Support and Resources
My name is Stephanie Rowland; I am UTC’s Title IX Coordinator. As part of my duties as Title IX Coordinator, I oversee the University’s response to sexual misconduct, relationship violence and stalking.
As UTC moves to online learning and telecommuting, I wanted to provide an update on how my office and other support offices will be working moving forward during the COVID-19 pandemic:
- Office of the Title IX Coordinator: My office is open but I will be working remotely for the foreseeable future. If you have any questions, or if you would like to set up an appointment, you may reach me by phone at (423) 425-4255 or email at email@example.com. All appointments will be conducted via Zoom (a web-conferencing application) or by telephone. As a reminder, you may have a support person present with you at all meetings and that person can join us via Zoom (or conference call) as well.
- Office of Student Conduct: The Office of Student Conduct is available at (423) 425-4301 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Office of Equity and Inclusion: The Office of Equity and Inclusion is working remotely, and can be contacted by email at email@example.com.
- Survivor Advocacy Services: Survivor Advocacy Services is available, working remotely, and conducting appointments via Zoom. To make an appointment, please contact Survivor Advocate Sara Peters at Sara-Peters@utc.edu or at (423) 708-5605.
- Respondent Support Services: Respondent Support Services is available at (423) 425-2299 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to help assist Respondents with interim measures, including but not limited to: academic support (class excuses, delayed exams, make-up work) and no contact directives.
- Assistant Director for Education and Prevention: Megan McKnight, UTC’s Assistant Director for Education and Prevention is working remotely and available to assist Complainants with interim measures, including but not limited to: academic support (class excuses, delayed exams, makeup work) and no contact directives. You may contact Ms. McKnight at (423) 425-5265 or at email@example.com.
- Counseling Center: UTC’s Counseling Center is currently open, and will remain open for its standard operating hours until further notice. You may contact the Counseling Center at (423) 425-4438 to make an appointment. For updates on the status of the Counseling Center, please visit https://www.utc.edu/counseling-center/index.php.
- University Health Services: UTC’s University Health Services is open, but is not currently accepting walk-ins. Contact University Health Services at (423) 425-2266 for an appointment. For updates on the status of University Health Services, please visit https://www.utc.edu/university-health-services/index.php.
- UTCPD: UTCPD is open as usual and available at (423) 425-4357.
Below are additional statewide and nationwide resources:
- Partnership for Families Children and Adults, Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline (423) 755-2700 or (833) 819-4357, for information about the services provided, please visit https://www.partnershipfca.com/123/victim-support-services.
- RAINN Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline (800) 656-HOPE, for information about the services provided, please visit https://www.rainn.org/about-national-sexual-assault-telephone-hotline.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-8255. The Lifeline is free, confidential, and available 24/7/365 to provide support for people in distress.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (800) 662-HELP/4357. The SAMHSA helpline is free, confidential, and available 24/7/365 for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
- Crisis Text Line, text HOME to 741741 for free assistance from a live, trained crisis counselor.
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