Women's Resource Center Provides Support for Victims of Assault

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Women's Resource Center provides advocacy and support.

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Female students are most likely to be sexually assaulted during their first semester on a college campus. National statistics indicate one out of every six American women have been the victims of an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime (www.rainn.org). Georgia Tech works to prevent sexual violence on campus through class presentations, policy implementation and a campus-wide task force but also offers strong response services to support any students who may be a victim of stalking, harassment or sexual violence.

Colleen Riggle
Program Coordinator, Women’s Resource Center

Female students are most likely to be sexually assaulted during their first semester on a college campus. National statistics indicate one out of every six American women have been the victims of an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime (www.rainn.org). Georgia Tech works to prevent sexual violence on campus through class presentations, policy implementation and a campus-wide task force but also offers strong response services to support any students who may be a victim of stalking, harassment or sexual violence.

Sexual violence can be a traumatic, confusing experience; students don't have to go through this alone. The Women's Resource Center has specially trained advocates who can provide confidential guidance and support to Georgia Tech students who have direct experience or who want to support a friend in need.

An advocate can assist students in identifying resources to cope with the aftermath of sexual violence. These resources include counseling services, medical attention and concerns with housing or classes. An advocate can also provide support to a student who chooses to report the assault to the police or the Office of Student Integrity. In these cases, an advocate can provide information about the campus policy on sexual assault and the judicial process as well as accompany students to meetings and provide support during hearings.

A student is not required to report a sexual assault to receive support services. Students who are unsure if they want to report the assault may make an appointment with the Women's Resource Center to discuss their options.

For assistance, please contact Colleen Riggle at colleen@gatech.edu or 404.385.4501 or the Women's Resource Center at 404.385.0230. The Women's Resource Center is located in Suite 131 Student Services (Flag) Building. More information about sexual violence is available on the Women’s Resource Center Web site.

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  • Created By: Rachael Pocklington
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Aug 31, 2009 - 8:00pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 11:11pm