VOICE: Sexual Violence Prevention & Victim-Survivor Support

 

 

FALL 2020 COVID-19 UPDATE

 VOICE would like to welcome all students as we return to in-person learning for Fall 2020. VOICE Advocates remain available 24/7 to provide confidential services to those impacted by sexual harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and/or stalking. 

 As a precautionary measure related to COVID-19, VOICE Advocates are primarily offering virtual and phone appointments. We recognize that virtual meetings may not be accessible, private, or safe for some survivors. Advocates are available as needed for in-person meetings as well as accompaniment for medical and legal services. Our offices are located in Health Initiatives Suite 232 in the Stamps Health Services Building, and an Advocate will be on campus during business hours Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

For Non-Urgent Support:

Request a meeting with a VOICE Advocate by calling 404-385-4451 or 404-384-4464. Messages will be returned promptly during regular business hours. 
VOICE Advocate Virtual Drop-In Office Hours: 

o   Link for Tuesdays 11am- 1pm

o   Link for Wednesdays 3pm- 5pm

For Urgent Support:

If you are experiencing emotional distress and/or in need of medical or legal information immediately, VOICE is here for you. Advocates can explore resources and options, some of which are time sensitive. Call GTPD at 404-894-2500 and ask to speak to the On-Call Advocate. You do not need to make a report or provide any information other than your phone number. 

Quarantine and physical distancing may bring up feelings of isolation, increased threats to physical and emotional safety, and mental health concerns. Returning to campus may offer the first opportunity to seek support safely and privately after months of quarantine. For all those who have survived and are surviving sexual violence, you are not alone.

 

 

Launched in 2002, VOICE is Health Initiatives' sexual and relationship violence prevention and response initiative when 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 and those supporting survivors as well as educates the campus community about healthy relationships and sexual violence.

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 receive 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. 

Get Involved

Learn more about the Sexual Violence Prevention Alliance, the SGA Sexual Violence Advisory Board, and the VOICE Peer Education Program.