Victim-Survivor Support

In this section, you can learn about steps you can take and resources available if you have experienced sexual violence, reporting options, and ways to support a friend who is a victim-survivor. Sexual violence is an umbrella term used to include sexual assault, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, and stalking.

Survivor is a term used to describe those who have experienced sexual violence. Some individuals feel as though they are a victim and are still working through the trauma and shock of what happened to them. Others feel as though they have overcome or are working towards overcoming the trauma and shock of the violence, and therefore identify as survivors. Whether you identify as a victim, survivor or neither, know that there are resources and people to support you here at Georgia Tech.

VOICE provides resources and support for all Georgia Tech students who are victim-survivors of any form of sexual violence regardless of when or where the incident occurred.

Confidentiality:

VOICE Advocates are designated as confidential, which means any information disclosed to them will not be revealed to anyone, including TItle IX or law enforcement, without the student’s written permission.

How We Help:

VOICE Advocates are here to listen, support, and empower survivors with information about resources and options so that they can determine the course of action that best fits their needs. VOICE Advocates assist students in the following areas:

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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. We will work to encourage and inform a wider audience on how they can take action to promote safety, respect, and equality to stop sexual violence before it happens and to support survivors in the aftermath. 

Reporting Options

At Georgia Tech, we encourage all students to report sexual violence, but it is important to know that survivors are not required to report and can receive supportive services and information about their rights and accommodations without reporting. Assistance is available to help students determine the best reporting option. If you have additional questions about reporting options or would like more specific information prior to filing a report, please contact one of the VOICE Advocates in Health Initiatives by calling (404) 385-4464 or (404) 385-4451.

If a student wishes to report sexual violence, there are several options. Students can file a confidential report, by contacting any of the following offices:

  • Health Initiatives
  • Women’s Resource Center
  • Counseling Center
  • Women's Health or any other clinician in Stamps Health Services

To file a report for a violation of the Student Sexual Misconduct Policy, contact the Title IX Coordinator

To file a criminal report, contact the Georgia Tech Police Department.

For more information about definitions of sexual violence and reporting procedures, you can also refer to the Georgia Tech Student Sexual Misconduct Policy and review Victim-Survivor Rights and Options Review Victim- Survivor Rights and Options.

 

Information for Faculty & Staff

Gold Folder Initiative

In 2020, most Faculty and Staff received a new copy of the Sexual Violence Response Guide, or "Gold Folder," which is designed to assist you in responding to a student's disclosure of sexual assault, abuse in a relationship, or stalking. Sexual and relationship violence are issues that many students struggle with, although they often go unreported. In the event that a student discloses his/her experience(s) with you, please know that you are in a special position to act as a resource. The Gold Folder has been designed so that you can better act as a resource in a student's time of need. If you would like to order more Gold Folders, please email voice@gatech.edu.

Confidential Reporting Form (CRF)

Confidential Reporting Form (CRF)

Please contact the VOICE Advocates in Health Initiatives for questions or concerns related to reporting requirements.

Sexual Violence Prevention Alliance (SVPA)

We are always welcoming new faculty and staff to the SVPA. Meetings typically take place on the third Tuesday of each month at 10am. 

Learn more about the SVPA

Title IX Resources for Faculty & Staff

Check out this resource guide for Georgia Tech Faculty & Staff. If a student has experienced sexual violence, they can utilize this resource guide.

Trainings and Opportunities

If you would like to request a VOICE staff-led sexual violence prevention and response training or program for your class, department, or an organization that you advise, click here to find out more