Sexual Assault

Rape is a crime. Rape is a type of sexual assault involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration carried out against a person without that person’s consent.

  • Among undergraduate students, 26.4% of females and 6.8% of males experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence, or incapacitation
  • 21% of TGQN (transgender, genderqueer, nonconforming) college students have been sexually assaulted
  • Only 20% of female student victims, age 18-24, report to law enforcement
  • More than 50% of college sexual assaults occur in either August, September, October, or November


Seeking Assistance

If you witness or are a victim of sexual assault or if you feel that you have experienced any form of sexual misconduct we encourage you to seek assistance. Please contact Campus Police (615) 230-3595.

All reports should be directed to our Title XI Coordinator Lori Cutrell at or (615) 230-3592

Vol State Policy

As of January 22, 2019, when TBR creates a new policy or modifies an existing one, when possible, Volunteer State Community College will adopt that policy as its own.

View Vol State's Sexual Misconduct Policy

Title IX Training

Vol State Students are recommended to complete Title IX training during their time here as students. 

You can access your training here 

Log in with your Vol State V#. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Dr. McKee at

Sex Without Consent is Rape

What is Consent?

A mutual agreement to participate in a sexual activity.

  • Consent can be withdrawn at any time
  • An individual who is too drunk or on drugs does not have the mental capacity to give consent
  • Someone who is asleep or passed out cannot give consent
  • Flirting is not consent
  • Silence is no consent, you can’t "see" consent in someone's eyes or body language

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