If you have experienced sexual violence, you are not alone. Many Georgia Tech offices are here to help. We have also created a quick resource guide for students and for faculty and staff who have experienced sexual violence.
Georgia Tech Resources
Health Initiatives 404-894-9980
Health Initiatives, a unit of Health and Wellbeing, coordinates the VOICE Initiative and has full-time staff dedicated to the issue of sexual violence on campus. Health Initiatives has two VOICE Advocates who can provide immediate and ongoing support to a victim-survivor as they cope with an experience of sexual violence, including information on reporting options, regardless of when the violence occurred. Advocates can also connect victim-survivors with resources if they are struggling with classes, relationships, or other consequences resulting from their experience. Health Initiatives also provides information, educational programs and outreach, and referrals, and support for Georgia Tech students, faculty, staff, and administration regarding sexual assault, rape, dating or domestic violence, sexual harassment, stalking, and related issues. An on-call advocate is available 24/7 and can be reached through GTPD (see below for after-hours contact information).
The WRC can provide information, referrals, and support for Georgia Tech students regarding sexual violence. The WRC staff members are trained to work with victim-survivors, including providing information on campus resources, accommodations, and reporting options. The WRC provides support for survivors of all genders.
Officers from GTPD can support the investigation and prosecution of cases, ensure the well-being of the victim, and transport victims to Grady Rape Crisis Center for treatment. If you are in crisis or in need of assistance after hours, contact GTPD and ask to speak to an on-call advocate. You do not have to disclose your name or any information to GTPD when you call to be connected to the on-call advocate (who will be a trained Health Promotion staff member).
The Office of the Dean of Students can help provide academic accommodations and resources for on campus counseling for victim-survivors of sexual violence. If a student wishes to file a report for an on-campus investigation, contact the Office of Student Integrity.
Women's Health in Stamps Health Services has staff who provide services for sexual and reproductive health needs. Women’s Health offers pelvic exams and Pap Smears, contraception, including Emergency Contraception, and STI screening. They do not, however, collect rape kits.
GT Counseling Center offers free confidential counseling services for Georgia tech students who have been victims of sexual violence (as well as other counseling services). The Counseling Center is now offering a new therapy group, called Journey in Healing for female-identified survivors of sexual assault and/or dating violence. More information is available here.
The Title IX Coordinator is the designated Institute official with primary responsibility for coordinating the compliance with Title IX. This includes providing leadership for Title IX activities; providing consultation, education, and training; and helping to ensure the Institute responds appropriately, effectively, and equitably to Title IX issues, including sexual violence. Reports can be made to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinator in the relevant area.
Grady Rape Crisis Center (404-616-4861)
80 Jesse Hill Junior Drive Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30303
Grady offers 24-hour medical treatment and crisis support for victims and family. Support during evidence collection, and on-going support for victims (including accompanying victims to court and providing individual and family counseling. No Charge for pelvic exam, collection for evidence, and initial medication. Georgia Tech police will provide students with transportation to Grady in case of a sexual assault.
Day League (404-377-1428)
204 Church Street, Decatur, GA 30030
Day League provides direct services, prevention education, and advocacy for youth and adult survivors of sexual assault, their families and the community as a whole. Day League helps survivors of sexual violence forge a new beginning, not only to survive their ordeal, but also to become strengthened by it.
Gwinnett Sexual Assault Center (770-476-7407)
Gwinnett Sexual Assault Center & Children’s Advocacy Center (GSAC-CAC) is nationally recognized for its exceptional delivery of comprehensive services to victims and families impacted by crimes of sexual assault and child sexual/ physical abuse. Services provided are developmentally appropriate and specialized to meet the distinctive needs of each individual impacted by crimes of sexual violence. There is no charge to victims that receive direct-services from GSAC-CAC.
Cobb County – YWCA of N.W. Georgia (770-427-3390)
48 Henderson Street Southwest, Marietta, GA 30064
The YWCA of Northwest Georgia has several support services to help victim-survivors of sexual assault, including Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners available 24 hours a day to provide medical forensic examinations for sexual assault victims, a 24-hour crisis line, and counseling and support groups.
Clayton County - Southern Crescent Sexual Assault Center (770-477-2177)
P.O. Box 1788, Jonesboro, GA 30237
The Southern Crescent Sexual Assault Center (SCSAC), formerly known as the Clayton Rape Crisis Center provides services to survivors of sexual assault in the South Metro area. SCSAC also provides hospital accompaniment 24 hours a day, seven days a week for victims, victim advocacy, individual counseling, support groups, a 24-hour crisis line, and community education programs for children, youth and adults of all ages.
Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV) (404-873-1766)
PADV offers a 24 hour crisis line, legal advocacy, and community support groups to survivors of intimate partner violence. Additionally, PADV operates two emergency safe houses for survivors in need of a confidential living location.
United 4 Safety (404-200-5957)
P.O. Box 29458, Atlanta, GA 30359
United 4 Safety is a collaboration of agencies and experts within the metro Atlanta area working to reduce the incidence of intimate partner violence within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQQI) community by improving the community’s understanding of and response to domestic violence through education, training and resource development.
RAINN provides services and support to sexual assault victims and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline, a free, confidential hotline to support sexual assault victims 24/7. RAINN also educates the public about sexual assault prevention, prosecution, and recovery and works nationally to improve victim services.
Know Your IX (KYIX) is a national survivor-run, student-driven organization focused on ending campus sexual violence. KYIX has information on how to file a Title IX complaint, why campuses are involved in sexual violence reporting and ajuducation, how to support a survivor, and how to prepare for reporting violence.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-799-7233 | 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) | www.thehotline.org)
The National Domestic Violence Hotline offers a 24/7 crisis line for survivors of dating, intimate partner, or domestic violence. They can put you in touch with your nearest crisis shelter and provde safety planning. They also have a webchat crisis line available through their website. Additonally, their website also provides information on survivor support and resources for LGBTQ survivors, survivors who are deaf or hearing impaired, and survivors who are immigrants.
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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.
Gold Folder Initiative
This fall 2015, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trainings and Opportunities
If you would like to request a sexual violence prevention and/or response training or program for your class, department, or an organization that you advise, please email email@example.com. To request a training on Title IX and reporting responsibilities, please contact Burns Newsome, the Title IX Coordinator.