VOICE: Sexual Violence Prevention & Victim-Survivor Support

Overview of VOICE

VOICE is Georgia Tech's sexual and relationship violence prevention and survivor support initiative based in the Office of Health Initiatives. Launched in 2002 after Georgia Tech received a federal grant from the Department of Justice to address violence against women, VOICE provides support to victim-survivors of sexual violence of all genders and those supporting survivors as well as educates the campus community about healthy relationships and sexual violence. Sexual violence is an umbrella term that includes sexual harassment, stalking, dating and domestic violence, as well as sexual assault and rape. We encourage you to continue exploring the rest of the VOICE website to find information about sexual violence, involvement opportunities, and resources for survivors of sexual violence or those supporting survivors.

Email VOICE at voice@gatech.edu to join the VOICE listserv and receive periodic emails related to getting involved with VOICE and other upcoming programs and opportunities or visit the Get Involved page.

 

Vision & Mission

The VOICE initiative uses the vision and mission as a driving force to address sexual and relationship violence in the Georgia Tech community.

Vision

Everyone has the right to live and learn at Georgia Tech, free of violence or the threat of violence.

Mission

To create a campus culture that encourages respect, communication, and equity among the Georgia Tech community.

Goals
  1. Promote the idea that sexual violence is preventable; ensure that every member of the Georgia Tech community understands that they have a role in shaping a campus culture of non-violence.
  2. Create learning opportunities focused on sexual violence prevention and response that are strategically planned and evaluated to meet the needs of the Georgia Tech community.
  3. Ensure that cases of sexual violence are managed with respect and equity and that students recieve confidential and supportive resources.
  4. Empower students to promote non-violence to their peers through increased student involvement and engagement in VOICE programs and services.
  5. Ensure that Georgia Tech's policies relating to sexual violence are updated, comprehensive, supportive, and reflecting best practices.
  6. Provide the Georgia Tech community with accurate and consistent messages regarding sexual violence prevention and response.
  7. Engage faculty, staff, and administrators in collaborative sexual violence prevention and response activities in order to garner institutional support for a violence-free campus.