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Have you experienced sexual violence or have questions related to victim-survivor support, referrals, accommodations, and reporting options and need to speak to a VOICE Advocate?

For confidential support contact us at 404.894.9000 24 hours per day.

Appointments are available for individuals affiliated with Georgia Tech.  

What do VOICE Advocates do?

VOICE Advocates are a confidential resource for students who have experienced sexual or relationship violence or those supporting a survivor. VOICE Advocates provide comprehensive survivor-focused services, including 24/7 on-call crisis support and emergency response to victim-survivors. VOICE Advocates can explore resources and options with students, including options for medical treatment, reporting, academic accommodations, changes in housing, and counseling. VOICE Advocates provide ongoing emotional support and connect victim-survivors to resources both on and off campus. For 24/7 support call 404-894-9000.

Will VOICE report the incident to the police or to the Institute?

No. VOICE Advocates are designated as confidential, which means any information disclosed to them will not be revealed to anyone, including Title IX or law enforcement, without the student’s explicit permission. See VOICE's Survivor Rights and Options Handout for information about confidentiality and for our EU General Data Protection Regulation Privacy Notice.

Will VOICE Advocates help and support me if I choose not to report?

Yes. VOICE Advocates provide affirming, empowering, and confidential support for survivors and bring a non-judgmental approach to exploring all options and resources. VOICE Advocates believe that it is always the survivor’s decision to pursue any of the available resources or to report an incident to the police or the Institute. VOICE is here to help you navigate your options, provide you with support, and connect you with resources on-campus or within the community. 

Does VOICE work only with survivors who are women?

No. VOICE serves students of all gender identities who have experienced any form of sexual violence. See Communities We Serve for more information and for some specific resources that you may find helpful. Sexual Violence can happen to anyone regardless of their gender identity and/or expression, or the gender of the person responsible for the violence. VOICE understands that social attitudes and stereotypes about men and masculinity may cause men who have experienced sexual violence to feel invalidated or even emasculated or make it more difficult for men to seek help. VOICE is here to support you. 

Does VOICE work with survivors whose experience occurred off campus?  

Yes. VOICE serves students who have experienced any form of sexual violence, regardless of when or where the incident occurred. We work with students when the incident happened on or off campus, when the person responsible is a student or not affiliated, and when the incident happened while they were a student or before they were a student at Tech. We work with survivors who experienced sexual violence while abroad, while at internships, over breaks from school, or with their families of origin. VOICE is here to provide support and explore resources and options regardless of your unique circumstances.

Is there a limit on how many times I can meet with a VOICE Advocate?

No. VOICE understands that each survivor has unique needs and there is no limit to the number of times you can meet with a VOICE Advocate. Some students meet with a VOICE Advocate one time to explore options and resources and other students prefer regular advocacy meetings. It is also common for new concerns or issues to come up in subsequent semesters and for survivors to reconnect for additional support. Talk to a VOICE Advocate to develop an individual plan that meets your needs going forward. 

Does VOICE meet with friends and others supporting a survivor too?

Yes. VOICE Advocates provide support to secondary survivors as well. A secondary survivor is a friend, family member, classmate, co-worker, or partner of someone who has experienced sexual violence. Because they care about the survivor, it affects them as well. They may experience anger, guilt, disbelief, confusion, sadness or any number of other feelings. Their responses and feelings about the incident are real and valid. It is also common for survivors to become someone to whom their friends disclose.They might not know how to help their friend and want someone to talk to in order to learn what they can do. See How To Help a Friend and Self-Care for Survivors and Supporters for additional information. Reach out to VOICE to talk about how to help your friend and the impact sexual violence has on those who care about a victim-survivor.