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Women's Center

Campus Resources

Academic & Administrative Resources

Tech has a Women and Gender studies minor available to any undergraduate student. The administrative committee responsible for advancing women's equity on campus is the Commission on the Status of Women. Click the links below to read more.

Women & Gender Studies MinorTHe Commission on the Status of Women

Helpful SpacesHelpful Spaces

Single-Stall Lockable Restrooms across campus (download the map)

Lactation Spaces: There are very few spaces available to express milk across campus, but there are a few options for students.

  • Henderson Hall 101, open 24/7. Enter through the handicap access on the ground floor after hours. 
  • Southwest Hall 134, open weekdays 8-12 and 1-4:30.
  • Lab Science Building: inside the Women's Restroom on the first floor (the north side of the main building). Equipped with a lounge chair, outlets, a counter, and a sink.
  • Women's Center: appointments can be made to use a lockable office. Equipped with outlets and a sink. Fall 2022 availability: TRF 8:30-12 and 1-4:30 and W 2-4:30. Call (931)372-3850 or email womenscenter@tntech.edu.
  • Health Services: Appointments can be made to use their spaces in Bell Hall 105 by calling (931) 372-3320

Multi-Cultural Affairs
The mission of the Tennessee Tech Multicultural Affairs Office is to provide support for the personal, cultural, social, and academic growth and development of students from underrepresented ethnic populations. We provide and encourage opportunities for all the students to learn about their history, take pride in their heritage, and explore their potential. We promote Multicultural awareness by providing an environment that embraces diversity.

Accessible Education Center
This center works to ensure equal access for all qualifying individuals to Tennessee Tech's academic and physical environments, and further dedicated to providing quality services to students and faculty, through a variety of resources including academic adjustments, assistive technology and software, as well as other support programs that promote awareness of the law and other disability-related services.

 

Student GroupsStudent Groups

This does not include faith-based or social greek-life organizations. Click here for a complete list of student organizations.

 

Organization Advisor Email Box Purpose
Association for Computing Machinery's Committee on Women in Computing Dr. Muhammad Ismail mismail@tntech.edu  5004 To promote the educational and scientific contributions of women in computing.
Lambda Alpha Sigma Dr. Dennis Duncan dduncan@tntech.edu 5034 To promote the advancement of women in agricultural fields.
Lambda Gay-Straight Alliance Dr. Mark Cramer mcramer@tntech.edu  5061 To provide a network of support, safety, and unity for LGBTQ students on Tennessee Tech's campus.
Peer Empowerment Program Nicole Cook nacook@tntech.edu 5052 To engage students of all backgrounds to come together and address the issues of sexual violence on TN Tech's campus. PEP will work closely with Project AWAKEN to provide awareness, advocacy, knowledge, empowerment, and nurturing to survivors, as well as education of the campus community, thus enhancing the safety of our campus. To apply, fill out this application.
Society of Women Engineers Dr. Kris Craven kcraven@tntech.edu 5002 An organization that stimulates women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers.

 

Get Help

Get Help

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  • Make a Complaint

    Everyone is entitled to an educational and work environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. This includes the relationships among students as well as between students and university faculty and staff. There are a number of different Tech policies and federal laws that protect this right. For specific information about these laws and policies and how to report an experience of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, check out the HR Complaints Page here.

    Everyone can also file complaints anonymously if they want to. Here is a link to Tech's anonymous general complaint form. If the complainant does not wish to disclose their identity, they can just skip the bottom section.

    ANONYMOUS GENERAL COMPLAINT FORM

  • Make Ends Meet

    Food Pantry

    Tech runs a food pantry to help anyone on the campus community who might need it. The main pantry is in Tech Village with a smaller location in the Volpe Library. Directions on how to use the pantry can be found by clicking here.

    Emergency Assistance

    There are other assistance options if someone experiences a financial emergency, including the Eagle Assistance Grant, intended to provide limited, one-time financial assistance to enrolled Tennessee Tech students who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses because of temporary hardship related to an emergency situation. The program supports sudden, urgent, or unforeseen occurrences that require immediate attention.

    Read about Emergency Assistance Options

  • Seek Counseling

    TN Tech Counseling Center

    Everyone needs someone to talk to. The TN Tech Counseling Center is right down the hall from the Women's Center on the third floor of the RUC in RUC 307.

    The Counseling Center offers brief, short term, solution focused therapeutic interventions for TN Tech University students. Eligible students are allotted 12 individual sessions per academic year in addition to workshops and groups or crisis appointments.

    To schedule an appointment:

    • Call the office at (931) 372-3331
    • Use the Eagle Wellness Portal
    • Stop by in person in Room 307 of the Roaden University Center
    • Don't email! Never send confidential info over email--it's not secure.

    If you need help after hours, you can call the Eagle Eye After Hours Crisis Hotline at 855-206-8997 or 931-372-3331

  • Seek Medical Care

    TN Tech Health Services

    Bell Hall 105, Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm; (931)372-3320

    TN Tech's Health Services provides appointments for birth control and pap smears by appointment only. Offers evaluation and treatment of Women's Health and gynecological problems. Birth control is dispensed at the clinic. Confidential STI testing available.

    After a sexual assault:

    • The person may want to seek medical care. It is strongly recommended they do so within 120 hours (five days) to preserve any evidence that may be left behind. A medical professional can examine them, provide appropriate treatment, and, if applicable, talk with them about the prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STI) and pregnancy.
    • When possible, avoid changing clothing, showering, using the bathroom, brushing teeth, drinking liquids, washing hands or face, or combing hair prior to seeking medical attention.  If clothes are changed, evidence is best preserved in a paper bag. Preservation of evidence does not mean that someone has to pursue criminal charges, but it preserves that option. 
    • Exams can be performed at the local emergency room by a medical professional. Or, a specially trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner can perform exams outside of Cookeville.
  • Consider Reporting

    Reporting sexual misconduct to law enforcement or the university is a deeply personal choice that only you can make. 

    The university strongly encourages you to report any incident of sexual misconduct. Reporting the incident is the only way that the university and/or law enforcement can take action. You can report to law enforcement, the university, or both. You can (but do not have to) report an incident to law enforcement before, during, or after an investigation or a resolution of the incident by the university. 

    Report to Law Enforcement:

    • TN Tech University Police (931) 372-3234, or Foundation Hall 24/7
    • Cookeville Police Department (931) 526-2125

    You can report to the University by contacting the Title IX office. Title IX protects everyone's access to education regardless of sex (which means biological sex, gender, and sexual orientation). Title IX can also help you seek resources and accommodations whether or not you decide to file a formal complaint. Reporting to Title XI does not guarantee that the incident will also be reported to law enforcement. You have the right to decline to report the incident to law enforcement.  

    Tennessee Tech University Office of Title IX

    Even if you do not report the incident to law enforcement or the Title IX office, you can still access medical care, counseling, and other support from the university. The Women's Center can help you access resources.  

 

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