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!
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!
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!
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!
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!