Support Services

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Health Initiatives provides learning opportunities designed to empower the Georgia Tech community to make healthy decisions.  We provide a variety of services for students, faculty, and staff. These include nutrition consultations, presentation requests from our health educators, bulk condom requests, victim-survivor advocacy and stress management. 

Nutrition Counseling

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Learn more about the nutrition counseling services offered in Health Initiatives.

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The term sexual assault refers to sexual contact or behavior that occurs without explicit consent of the victim. Some forms of sexual assault include: 

  • Attempted rape 
  • Fondling or unwanted sexual touching 
  • Forcing a victim to perform sexual acts, such as oral sex or penetrating the perpetrator’s body 
  • Penetration of the victim’s body, also known as rape 

Rape is a form of sexual assault, but sexual assault includes offenses other than rape. The term rape is often used as a legal definition to specifically include sexual penetration without consent.  

The term “date rape” is sometimes used to refer to acquaintance rape. Perpetrators of acquaintance rape might be a date, but they could also be a classmate, a neighbor, a friend’s significant other, or any number of different roles. It’s important to remember that dating, instances of past intimacy, or other acts like kissing do not give someone consent for increased or continued sexual contact. 

Survivors of both stranger rape and acquaintance rape often blame themselves for behaving in a way that they worry encouraged the perpetrator. It’s important to remember that the victim is never to blame for the actions of a perpetrator. 

Listed is adapted from Rape Abuse and Incest National Network 

Wellness Coaching

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Learn more about the wellness coaching services offered in Health Initiatives.