What does the Transformation Project Do?
The Project provides leadership working with campus and community partners to reduce violence against women, including relationship violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The Project, campus members, and community partners have created a multidisciplinary coordinating council to ensure that UTC offers a comprehensive approach to preventing and addressing violence against women on campus. The Project also works with our campus and community partners to create policies and protocols that ensure that the campus is responsive to victim needs. The Project offers direct services and facilitates the use of existing community resources. It also provides training and educational programs as well as information and referral services. It is committed to creating safe spaces for survivors of all races, religions, sexual orientations and genders.
- provides support for victims through peer counseling and crisis intervention services
- assists friends and family members of victims
- delivers information and referral services for services on and off campus
- provides advocacy for victims including assisting with disciplinary and/or police procedures (if the victim desires to pursue these options)
- accompanies victims to hearings and/or any meetings to provide support and information about processes and procedures on and off campus
- works to establish policies and procedures that best serve the needs of victims
Education and Training Programs
- provides students, faculty and staff with current available resources pertaining to violence against women
- conducts informational sessions for student groups on violence against women
- provides trained peer counselors and/or faculty volunteers to present in classes where addressing violence against women is appropriate from an academic perspective
- offers training programs for staff and faculty on how to help students in crisis
- conducts public awareness campaigns about violence against women
- provides specialized training for particular groups on campus (such as Greeks, athletes, police officers, faculty)
For more information call: 425-5605.