As the Title IX Coordinator, I want to make sure you are aware of your rights and reporting options. In situations where we learn of concerns, our office offers resources, support, and reporting options. The Office of Title IX is here to help.
It is always the choice of the individual student to participate. However, I would not be fulfilling my role if I did not encourage any student who has experienced safety concerns to report to UTPD and participate in the university’s investigative process. The Office of Title IX can help facilitate those connections and provide support and interim measures. You are not alone.
If you have additional information on a concern or know someone who does, we want to know. Our office number is 865-974-9600 and UTPD’s number is 865-974-3114 / 911. Information on our process and other resources can be found at titleix.utk.edu including the full Policy on Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, Stalking, and Retaliation.
Please encourage people to call 911 with any immediate safety concerns.
Thank you for your action and willingness to work with us.