Other Resources

Federal/State/Local Agencies

Collegedale Police Department


Office for Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Education
61 Forsyth St. SW, Suite 19T40
Atlanta, GA 30303
Telephone: 404.974.9450
Fax: 404.974.9459

Tennessee Department of Health

921 E. 3rd Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403

Alternative Academic and Living Situations

The university changes a Complainant’s academic and/or living situation(s) if changes are requested and are reasonably available. See dean in charge of Housing or Records office for assistance.

Partnership for Families, Children, and Adults


The Partnership’s Rape Crisis Center provides assistance to victims of sexual assault or rape. The Partnership staff provides confidential quality care to victims of sexual assault crimes. The caring and devoted nurses and advocates help victims by attending to physical, emotional, and educational needs of victims of sexual assault.

Nurses can provide forensic examination and other medical screenings to determine if further treatment is recommended. Evidence collected is stored and protected for prosecution. Victims are not required to report to law enforcement prior to receiving services. Nurses can offer medications to help prevent sexually transmitted diseases (infections).

Having evidence collected does not commit victims to filing a complaint with Southern or charges with the police. It allows victims to preserve evidence while they take time to decide if they want to file a report and/or press charges. If they bathe, change clothes, or otherwise alter their physical condition before having evidence collected, then they may be washing away valuable evidence. A lengthy delay in reporting may make evidence more difficult to collect.

All services are confidential and at no cost to the victims. 

Erlanger Hospital

975 East 3rd Street
Chattanooga, TN  37403

Memorial North Park Hospital

2525 Desales Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37404

Parkridge Medical Center

2333 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Southern can provide transportation, and it is not necessary to share information with them about the nature of their emergency. Both hospitals’ staff offer medical treatment and can collect physical evidence. There may be a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner available, but this is not guaranteed. Victims may want to call in advance to request that a SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) be made available, if possible, before they come in.

RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network): 1-800-656-HOPE, for men as well as women.

This comprehensive national resource includes a telephone and online hotline, and may be particularly helpful for male survivors of sexual assault.
Tennessee Statewide Emergency Number
 855-CRISIS-1 or 800-704-2651
Volunteer Behavioral Health Care System
413 Spring Street
Chattanooga, TN  37405