Assistance for Respondents

“I have been accused of committing sexual misconduct, relationship violence, or stalking... what are my options?" 

Confidential Support Options

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.  

On Campus

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. 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.  

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 

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

Crisis Text LineText “TN” to 741-741 

Non-Confidential Support Options

Respondent Support Services

  • This option is available for students.  
  • Location: 310 University Center
  • Phone: 423-425-4301
  • Email:

The role of Respondent Support Services (RSS) is to provide trained advisors who can assist students going through the student conduct process.

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.