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Project Awaken


Tennessee Tech University cares about the well-being of all students. We understand students face many opportunities and challenges while pursuing an education on our campus. To support students' safety and well-being on our campus, Tech strives to provide a variety of prevention initiatives and education.

Every incoming student at Tennessee Tech must complete an online awareness, education, and prevention program through Project AWAKEN. Project AWAKEN is a federally funded grant program at Tech that addresses power-based violence. Power-based violence is an umbrella term encompassing sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

The online modules required for all students are called "Understanding Power-Based Violence" and they can be accessed through iLearn. Throughout the modules, students are provided with important information, including key definitions, bystander strategies, and resources related to power-based violence. 

Project AWAKEN 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.


  • Course Information

    "Understanding Power-Based Violence" has eight parts or modules. The modules are as follows:

    1. Introduction 
    2. Laws, Policies, & Reporting Options
    3. Sexual Assault
    4. Domestic / Dating Violence
    5. Stalking
    6. Supporting a Survivor
    7. Bystander Intervention
    8. Primary Prevention 

    Each module has short video lectures with built-in quizzes to track completion. Completing all eight modules should take about an hour and a half. 

  • How do I access the modules?

    To access the Project AWAKEN "Understanding Power-Based Violence" modules, login to iLearn through TechExpress. You will be added to the iLearn shell by an iLearn administrator in the beginning of the semester. 

    Please reach out to should you have any trouble accessing the iLearn shell. 

  • Why do I have to complete this training? 

    Federal law requires that colleges and universities make students aware of policies and resources related to sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and stalking. Tennessee Tech University chose to create a program that is unique to our campus to tailor our education efforts to our community. 

    New first-year freshman students will complete this program as part of their First-Year Connections course requirements. New transfer and graduate students must login and complete this program within the deadlines provided on this page in the next tab.

  • Fall 2020 Deadlines

    Modules Deadlines


    2-Laws, Policies, & Reporting Options

    3-Sexual Assault

    4-Domestic/Dating Violence

    Sunday, September 20th, 2020


    6-Supporting a Survivor

    7-Bystander Intervention

    8-Primary Prevention 

    Sunday, October 4th, 2020


  • Is the information kept private? 

    The iLearn module has quizzes and assignments to track students' progress. Anything submitted through this iLearn shell will be reviewed by Project AWAKEN personnel and may be shared with the Compliance Office, First-Year Connections instructors, and/or any other applicable offices at Tennessee Tech. If you have questions or require support and would like it to be kept confidential, reach out to Project AWAKEN directly via e-mail at or by phone at 931-229-0696.

  • Who do I contact if I have questions?

    Please contact Jac Ewasyshyn ( for questions related to Project AWAKEN or these training modules. You may also contact Greg Holt ( for questions related to this training, Title IX, Clery or Compliance.