A message regarding COVID-19 and VOICE:
Dear Georgia Tech Community,
As Georgia Tech takes measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, VOICE wants to remind you that we are here for you 24/7. Whether you are on or off campus, VOICE will continue providing confidential services to those impacted by sexual harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and/or stalking.
Here is how to access VOICE:
If you need immediate support call GTPD at 404-894-2500 and ask for the on-call VOICE Advocate. You do not need to make a police report and you only need to provide a phone number in order to reach an Advocate.
For non-urgent support, VOICE Advocates are available for phone, virtual, or face-to-face meetings and emergency accompaniments. To schedule an appointment, call Amanda Planchard at 404-385-4451 or Jennifer Gagen 404-385-4464. Leave a message and the Advocate will call you back promptly during business hours.
We’re here if you need us,
Jennifer Gagen and Amanda Planchard
Launched in 2002, VOICE is Health Initiatives' sexual and relationship violence prevention and response initiative when Georgia Tech received a federal grant from the Department of Justice to address violence against women. VOICE provides support to victim-survivors of sexual violence and those supporting survivors as well as educates the campus community about healthy relationships and sexual violence.
Everyone has the right to live and learn at Georgia Tech, free of violence or the threat of violence.
To create a campus culture that encourages respect, communication, and equity among the Georgia Tech community.
- Promote the idea that sexual violence is preventable; ensure that every member of the Georgia Tech community understands that they have a role in shaping a campus culture of non-violence.
- Create learning opportunities focused on sexual violence prevention and response that are strategically planned and evaluated to meet the needs of the Georgia Tech community.
- Ensure that cases of sexual violence are managed with respect and equity and that students receive confidential and supportive resources.
- Empower students to promote non-violence to their peers through increased student involvement and engagement in VOICE programs and services.
- Ensure that Georgia Tech's policies relating to sexual violence are updated, comprehensive, supportive, and reflecting best practices.
- Provide the Georgia Tech community with accurate and consistent messages regarding sexual violence prevention and response.
- Engage faculty, staff, and administrators in collaborative sexual violence prevention and response activities in order to garner institutional support for a violence-free campus.