How to Report

The University strongly encourages you to report incidents of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking or retaliation.  

Reporting to the University 

Reporting to the University will enable you to 

To report an incident of sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking, you may use one of the following methods.  

When you speak with one of the below staff members, they will:

  • keep your information as private as possible, within policy and process;
  • work with you to evaluate your care and support needs; and 
  • discuss your options under University policy. 

After the University receives a report, the Title IX Coordinator will reach out to the Complainant and offer supportive measures and resources, and explain how to file a formal complaint.  

Investigations into reported incidents will not be conducted unless a formal complaint is filed by the Complainant, or in very limited circumstances, by the Title IX Coordinator.  For information about filing a formal complaint, please click here.  

Supportive Measures

When you report prohibited conduct to the University, staff members can support you in a variety of ways including access to medical care, counseling, and other support from the University. These support services are available to you even if you do not report the incident to law enforcement or choose to initiate a university investigation by making a formal complaint. 

  • Informing you of your rights under the University’s Title IX grievance procedures
  • Issuing a mutual no-contact directive between the  complainant and respondent, which prohibits both parties from having verbal, physical, or written contact with each other for a definite or indefinite period of time
  • Providing referrals for medical and counseling services
  • Exploring changes in living and working arrangements
  • Exploring changes in class schedules, including adjustments so that you and the respondent do not share the same classes
  • Assisting you in communicating with faculty
  • Providing academic support, including tutoring, and academic appeals
  • Exploring the options of retaking a course, dropping a course, or withdrawing for a semester without penalty
  • Arranging appointments with follow-up support resources and services on or off campus 
  • Support in reporting to law enforcement (criminal process)

Reporting Options 

Title IX Coordinator, Stephanie Rowland

Location: 303 University Center 

Phone: 423-425-4255

Email: stephanie-rowland@utc.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employees, Rosite Delgado

Location: 202 Human Resources Center 

Phone: 423-425-5760

Email: rosite-delgado@utc.edu 

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students, Jim Hicks

Location: 399 University Center 

Phone: 423-425-4761

Email: jim-hicks@utc.edu 

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Student Conduct, Brett Fuchs

Location: 310 University Center

Phone: 423-425-2299

Email: brett-fuchs@utc.edu 

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics, Laura Herron

Location: McKenzie Arena, Room 407

Phone: 423-425-4583

Email: laura-herron@utc.edu 

 

Online Reporting 

Incidents may be reported online using the Incident Reporting Form available here.

Please fill in the Complainant's contact information so that the Title IX Coordinator can reach out and offer support and resources, and information about filing a formal complaint.  


 For assistance with supportive measures without making a report or formal complaint to the University, please contact:

Survivor Advocacy Services 

Location: 118 Lupton Hall

Phone: 423-425-5648 

Email: emily-rosenquist@utc.edu 


Reporting to Law Enforcement

You can report an incident to law enforcement before, during, or after a report to University or filing a formal complaint to initiate an investigation or a resolution of the incident by the University. Reporting to law enforcement initiates criminal proceedings.

Reports to law enforcement are not confidential and privacy levels are compliant with state law within the state in which the incident took place.

UTC Police Department

If you report the incident to the UTC Police (UTCPD), they will contact the Title IX Coordinator, and an appropriate university official will get in touch with you.

UTCPD will also offer to call an advocate to be present with you during your interview.  If a report is made during University business hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m., M-F), UTCPD will offer to contact an advocate from UTC's Survivor Advocacy Services. If a report is received after business hours, UTCPD will offer to contact an advocate from Chattanooga's Partnership Rape Crisis Center.   

The interview may take several hours, depending on the circumstances of your case. Some questions will probably feel intrusive, and the officer will probably go over the details several times. The extensive questioning is not because the police do not believe you; it is the officer’s job to get every detail down precisely.

In cases of sexual assault, multiple interviews may be required to get all of the pertinent details of the assault. This is not unusual, and investigators are trained to expect gaps in memory due to trauma immediately after the assault. Investigators understand that as time passes, additional memories may become clearer. Throughout the process, law enforcement officials will keep you aware of the progress of your case.

Criminal Prosecution

The district attorney will decide whether to pursue prosecution; however, it is unusual for cases to proceed without the cooperation of the victim.

Reporting the incident to law enforcement does not obligate you to cooperate with the district attorney’s criminal prosecution. If prosecution is pursued, the chance of success will be much higher if you reported and allowed evidence to be collected.

UTC Police Department

Location: Administrative Services Building 

Phone: 423-425-4357


 Anonymous Reporting Options

Individuals may report an incident to the University anonymously through the below links.  Anonymous reports are not able to be investigated, but may result in targeted intervention or education efforts.  

Incident Reporting Form

UTC Police Department Silent Witness Reporting Form

Note: if you wish to remain anonymous, do not fill out the contact information section.