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By engaging in The ADVOCATE Initiative individuals will complete six training sessions including disAbility Ambassador training, Green Zone training, SAFEZONE training, Step Up training, Suicide Prevention training (QPR), and RACE 101.

The ADVOCATE Initiative is Think Achieve Certified and will allow participants to gain 10 points for completing the initiative.

The Button Incentive will allow for students to signify through a simple button on their backpack that they are certified through the different trainings. Once ALL SIX sessions are complete an I’M AN AdVOCATE button will be awarded signifying this completion.


 Please click on a training below to find out more! 


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The disABILITY Ambassador Training Program is a campus wide program designed to visibly identify to students, staff, faculty and visitors, the professionals on our campus who understand some of the issues facing people with disabilities, and are aware of the various resources available at UTC. Each three hour training session will provide a foundational knowledge needed to be an educated advocate for people with disabilities.                                                                                                                                    

Schedule a DA Training! 

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The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Safe Zone Program fosters a supportive environment for LGBTQQIA members of the campus community by providing education, resources and advocacy regarding gender and sexual diversities. This joint program between the Dean of Students Office and the Center for Women and Gender Equity trains individuals to serve as identifiable Safe Zones and resources for our students. Please visit the Safe Zone website.


Schedule a SZ Training! 

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Coming soon! 

Suicide Prevention

Question, Pursuade, Refer: The CPR for Mental Health. Most of us will know someone who is thinking about suicide. This training gives us the tools and resources to help someone in need. This is NOT training for professionals. Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) is known as the CPR for Mental Health. Everyone should know the information presented in this training.








Schedule QPR Training! 

Green Zone

Training to help faculty, staff, and students provide supportive services necessary to ensure that veteran students are successful in their academic pursuits, adjust to the campus environment, and eventually transition to civilian employment. The Green Zone program is designed to give our students a way to recognize faculty and staff who have been trained to be resource and ally for student veterans and active service members. We are here to support you!



Schedule a GZ Training! 


 Step UP! is a prosocial behavior and bystander intervention program that educates students to be proactive in helping others. It received a NASPA Gold award and recently was identified as a ‘Best Practice’ by the NCAA Sports Science Institute of national and international scholars.
The goals of this training are to raise awareness of helping behaviors, increase motivation to help, develop skills and confidence when responding to problems or concerns, and ensure the safety and well-being of self and others.


Schedule a SU! Training!