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Top 5 Things to Know

  1. You are not alone. If you need help, please reach out.

You can contact a confidential resource like the Sexual Assault Center of East Tennessee at 865-522-7273, 24/7, or another confidential resource found here.

You can contact the Office or Title IX at 865-974-9600 or another University resource found here.

  1. You are in control. The information you share is always your choice.

You can talk with the Office of Title IX and share as little information as you choose.

  1. You have support options regardless of your choice of reporting.

The Office of Title IX can assist with supportive measures like safety planning, academic accommodations, communicating with faculty and staff, and assistance with obtaining medical, advocacy, and counseling services.

  1. Your participation is your choice.

Because sexual misconduct is such a personal and varied experience, you have the right to decide how you choose to participate. Decisions to utilize supportive measures, engage in a formal complaint, police reporting, and anonymous reporting are all examples of measures that you can choose.

  1. You matter.

There is no right or wrong next-step decision. If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and/or stalking, please know that there is help available for you.