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

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*

Location: 350 University Center (located within the Center for Women and Gender Equity)

Phone: (423) 425-5648 (M-F, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.); after hours/weekends: Contact UTCPD at (423) 425-HELP/4357 and ask for the advocate on call 

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. 

Counseling and Personal Development Center

Location: 338 University Center 

Phone: (423) 425-4438 (M-F, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.); after hours/weekends: Contact UTCPD at (423) 425-HELP/4357 and ask 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. A group for survivors of sexual assault or sexual abuse is facilitated in the Center as needed by students. For more information on the group, please call the Center. 

Students or employees in crisis may walk into the Center between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. Monday through Friday. Students who are not in crisis and have not been to the Center before can walk in from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Staff who are not in crisis can contact the Center for assistance with referrals to off campus counseling services.  

Student Health Services

Location: Maclellan Gym, Room 205

Phone: (423) 425-2266

The mission of UTC SHS 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

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. 

*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. 

Off Campus

Partnership Rape Crisis and Family Violence Center 

Location: 300 E. 8th St., Chattanooga 

Phone: (423) 755-2700 (available 24/7) 

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

Crisis Text LineText “TN” to 741-741


 Non-Confidential Support Options  

Student Outreach & Support

Location: 310 University Center

Phone: (423) 425-4301

Email: sos@utc.edu

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.

Title IX Coordinator, Stephanie Rowland 

Location: 206 Hooper Hall

Phone: (423) 425-4255

Email: titleix@utc.edu; stephanie-rowland@utc.edu 

The Title IX Coordinator coordinates campus Title IX education and prevention efforts and the response on 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.