In this section, you can learn about steps you can take and resources available if you have experienced sexual violence, reporting options, and ways to support a friend who is a victim-survivor.
Victim-survivor is a term used to describe those who have experienced sexual violence. Some individuals feel as though they are a victim and are still working through the trauma and shock of what happened them. Others feel as though they have overcome or are working towards overcoming the trauma and shock of the violence, and therefore identify as survivors. We use the term victim-survivor to include all individuals who have experienced this type of violence. Whether you identify as a victim, survivor or neither, know that there are resources and people to support you here at Georgia Tech.
VOICE provides resources and support for all victim-survivors of any form of sexual violence regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.
At Georgia Tech, we encourage all students to report sexual violence, but it is important to know that survivors are not required to report and can receive supportive services and information about their rights and accommodations without reporting. Assistance is available to help students determine the best reporting option. If you have additional questions about reporting options, or would like more specific information prior to filing a report, please contact one of the Victim-Survivor Advocates in Health Initiatives. Their contact information can be found here.
If a student wishes to report sexual violence they have several options.
To file a confidential report, contact any of the following offices:
- Health Initiatives
- The Women’s Resource Center
- The Counseling Center
- Women's Health or any other clinician in Stamps Health Services
To file a report for a violation of the Student Sexual Misconduct Policy, contact the Title IX Coordinator. For more information about definitions of sexual violence and reporting procedures, you can also refer to the Georgia Tech Student Sexual Misconduct Policy and review How to Help a Victim- Survivor
To file a criminal report, contact the Georgia Tech Police Department.