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 on-line 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