Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

Please join VOICE as we recognize national Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) this April. The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. There are two campus wide events scheduled throughout the month of April we invite the entire Georgia Tech community to participate in! 

Take Back the Night Submission

If you are a survivor of sexual violence, we are asking for YOU to help break the silence and consider submitting your story here for the 25th annual Take Back the Night. Your submissions will be anonymous and remain anonymous unless you decide to read your own story at the event. ALL SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE BY SUNDAY, MARCH 24TH.

Sometimes the process of writing your story can bring up emotions, questions or experiences that you'd like to seek support for. If you are considering sharing your story, but would like to talk with an advocate before doing so, please do not hesitate to call a confidential VOICE Advocate in Health Initiatives. You can reach Amanda Planchard at (404) 385-4451 or Jennifer Gagen at (404) 385-4464. If you would like to contact the student organizers of Take Back the Night, please contact Aiman Shahab or Meghan Dietrich. 

Take Back the Night 2019

Please Join VOICE and the Women's Resource Center for Take Back the Night at the Campanile on April 1, 2019 at 7pm. Take Back the Night is our annual candleight vigilance for survivors of sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and stalking. Please consider joining us at TBTN to show your community support for our survivors.

In case of rain, the event will be held in the Student Center Theater. 

For questions, please contact the Women's Resource Center team, the VOICE team. To contact the student organizers of TBTN, please contact Aiman Shahab (aiman.shahab@gatech.edu) or Meghan Dietrich (mdietrich3@gatech.edu). 

Annual Teal Ribbon Day - Campus Wide

VOICE, Georgia Tech's sexual violence prevention and response initiative, invites the entire Georgia Tech community to participate in the sixth annual Teal Ribbon Day as a show of support for survivors in our community and a dedication to preventing sexual violence on campus.  Check out last year's photo album: http://bit.ly/2p1peTH

Please join us for a group photo wearing your teal ribbon at the Georgia Tech Campanile on Thursday, April 11 at noon. 

If you can't attend the group photo take a picture of yourself, colleagues/friends, or department/student organization, and submit the photos, along with your name and affiliation, to voice@gatech.edu on April 10.

Georgia Tech faculty and staff will receive a teal ribbon via campus mail in the second week of April. Students and organizations can request ribbons by emailing voice@gatech.edu.

There will also be two tabling session where you can pick up your ribbon; April 2nd on Skiles from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or April 9th in the Student Center Healthy Space from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Interested in a large number of ribbons for your organization? Email voice@gatech.edu with the quantity needed and your organization.