The university makes available the following resources for students to deal with incidents that may involve violations of this policy:

Dr. Mike Hayes (VPSD) Brittany Gates (Title IX Coordinator and Director of Human Resources)
Title IX deputy coordinators and their contact information are listed in the Addressing Complaints section.

In addition, students may seek support through the following offices:

Office of Student Development Campus Ministries
Counseling Center Campus Security
Dean of Students Health Clinic
Residential Life and Housing Academic Support

While all offices involved will seek to safeguard the dignity of any person involved in any reported incident, only certain offices can provide confidentiality when an incident is reported. These include:

  • Campus Ministries
  • Counseling Center
  • Health Clinic

Employees in these offices who are operating under a professional license may hold any individual’s identity and report of sexual harassment confidential at the request of that individual. However, if the report is made to a person who holds a professional license of this nature (i.e. counseling, medical, ministerial) whose primary responsibilities at the time of the report are not in their licensed capacity (e.g. a licensed minister serving as faculty or administrator), these staff members are obligated to report the incident to the appropriate administrator(s). Furthermore, all employees are obligated by law to report suspected child abuse. No employee may hold these reports confidentially.

Local resources are available to assist with advocacy, health care, mental health care, and legal assistance. These include, but are not limited to:
National Sexual Assault Hotline (800) 656-HOPE (4673) (24-hour hotline) (online hotline) Rape Crisis Center 300 East 8th Street Chattanooga, TN 37403 (423) 755-2700 (24-hour hotline)
Erlanger Health System (Hospital) 975 East 3rd Street Chattanooga, TN 37403 (423) 778-7000 Family Resource Agency 3680 Michigan Avenue Road NE Cleveland, TN 37323 (423) 476-9339 (423) 476-3886 (24-hour hotline for domestic violence)
Partnership for Families, Children, and Adults 1800 McCallie Avenue Chattanooga, TN 37404 (423) 755-2822 (423) 755-2700 (24-hour hotline)

Governmental agencies outside of the university may be consulted as well. These include:

  • United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
  • United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Tennessee Human Rights Commission
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