Assistance for Complainants 

"I think I may have experienced sexual misconduct, relationship violence, or stalking... what are my options?"

It is important for complainants to know that the resources contained below can offer assistance even if you do not participate in a University investigation or press charges. This includes help with medical and counseling services, academic and housing support, referrals to legal and confidential advocacy organizations, and assistance with working, visa and immigration, transportation, financial aid matters and more.

Confidential Support Options

On Campus

The below resources are only confidential when the reporter is a patient or client of the resource, and the communication is received in the patient/client capacity.

Confidential resources will not disclose information to the University, except in limited circumstances (i.e., with your consent, if the incident reported involves someone under the age of 18, if you are a threat to yourself or others). 

Survivor Advocacy Services*

  • This option is available for faculty, staff, and students.
  • Location: 118 Lupton Hall (located within the Center for Women and Gender Equity)
  • Phone: 423-425-5648 (M-F, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Survivor Advocacy Services strives to reduce the impact of power-based violence on UTC's campus and in the Chattanooga community through advocacy to support survivors of relationship violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sexual harassment.

*Staff members acting as advocates through Survivor Advocacy Services have limited confidentiality. That means that they are required to report general information about incidents of sexual misconduct, relationship violence and stalking, including the type of incident and the date, time, and general location of the incident.  Personally-identifiable information, including the survivor's name, will not be reported to the University.

Counseling Center

  • This option is available for students.
  • Location: 338 University Center
  • Phone: 423-425-4438 (M-F, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.); 
    • Emergency/crisis help (available 24/7): (423) 425-CARE/2273; select option 4 for the counselor-on-call. 

The Counseling Center is the university’s primary facility for personal counseling, psychotherapy, and psychological outreach and consultation services. The center promotes the psychological, educational, and social well-being of UTC students and helps prepare them to be productive members of society. Staff members provide a variety of services for students, including walk-in sessions; crisis intervention; group, individual, and couples counseling.

University Health Services

  • This option is available for faculty, staff, and students.
  • Location: Maclellan Gym, Room 205
  • Phone: 423-425-2266

The mission of UTC UHS is to deliver high quality healthcare that is holistic in nature and easily accessible for all UTC students. We are committed to meeting the health service needs of our diverse student population while treating each individual with dignity. Delivery of care will be a collaboration between the health care provider and patient; one that is built on trust and mutual understanding.

Employee Assistance Program

  • This option is available for faculty and staff.
  • Phone:  (855) HERE4TN/437-3486

Employees and their eligible dependents, regardless of whether they participate in the Group Insurance Program, who may be experiencing personal or work place problems may access the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP services are provided at no cost and all services are strictly confidential and can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The EAP can help with issues such as family and relationships; child and elder care; anxiety and depression; workplace conflicts; dealing with addiction; grief and loss; legal and financial issues; work/life balance.


Off Campus

Partnership Rape Crisis and Family Violence Center

  • Location: 1800 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga
  • Phone: 423-755-2700 (available 24/7)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline : (800) 273-8255; Online Crisis Chat

Crisis Text Line: Text “TN” to 741-741

Non-Confidential Support Options 

Student Outreach & Support

  • Location: 310 University Center
  • Phone: 423-425-4301
  • Email:

The Office of Student Outreach & Support (SOS) advocates for and supports students experiencing challenges in their personal and/or academic lives. SOS staff help students navigate University administrative processes; connect with University and community resources; and develop coping, resiliency, and self-advocacy skills. SOS also educates faculty and staff on how to work with students of concern, including how and when to make appropriate referrals.

Center for Student Wellbeing

Assistant Director for Education & Prevention, Megan McKnight

The Assistant Director for Education & Prevention supports students who have reported experiencing sexual misconduct, relationship violence and/or stalking.  Ms. McKnight is available to assist students with academic concerns, housing concerns, financial aid concerns and more.

Title IX Coordinator, Stephanie Rowland

The Title IX Coordinator coordinates campus Title IX education and prevention efforts and the response to all sexual misconduct and relationship violence allegations and complaints. She is also available to answer questions and/or concerns about UTC's Title IX process.

UTC Police Department

  • Location: Administrative Services Building, 400 Palmetto Street
  • Phone: 423-425-HELP/4357; dial 911 in an emergency

The UTC Police Department provides professional police services while working with faculty, staff, and students to reduce criminal opportunity and community anxiety. The UTCPD is committed to treating all people fairly while supporting an environment where diverse social, cultural, and academic values are allowed to develop.