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Project AWAKEN

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To practice social distancing, Project AWAKEN is available digitally. Please contact us by phone (931-229-0696) or email (awaken@tntech.edu) for crisis intervention, support, remote programming, and/or resource referrals. Please note that our services are available during business hours (Monday-Friday, 8AM-4:30PM).

Project AWAKEN is a federally funded grant program at Tech. AWAKEN addresses sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking on Tech’s campus through prevention and education efforts. 

 

Mission Statement

Project AWAKEN is dedicated to the belief that no one should experience sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, or stalking. Project AWAKEN works to eliminate violence from happening, to train bystanders on active interventions, to improve professional responses to survivors on campus and in the community, and to serve as an empowering, confidential resource for survivors.

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Why is this important? 

Multiple studies across the US have found that 1 in 4 female college students, and 1 in 16 male college students will experience completed or attempted rape by the time they graduate college. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will experience domestic violence in their lifetimes. Violence is an epidemic!

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 Does this happen at Tech?

Tech is not exempt from these problems: a 2014 study on campus found Tech to be consistent with the national average. Approximately 25% of students reported experiencing an attempted or completed rape. Tech has made steps to combat the problem of sexual violence with Project AWAKEN. We can ALL be a part of the solution!

RESOURCES

Project AWAKEN is grant-funded

This project was supported by Grant No 2017-WA-AX-0049 awarded by the Office of Violence Against Women, US Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of the Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women.

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