We welcome you to explore the various resources for students, faculty, and staff on this page, and partner with us in making this campus, and our community, safer for all.

If you or someone you know needs resources or support for any form of interpersonal violence, contact the Project HEAL victim advocate at swadleyr@otc.edu, 417-447-7859, or by clicking on the Victim Services and Resources page to the right.

For free, confidential counseling visit the OTC Counseling Services webpage.

To see how you can get involved with Project HEAL at Missouri State University, click HERE.

Resources

If you believe that you are in an unhealthy or dangerous situation, consider talking to a trusted friend or victim advocate. You know your situation and the threats to your safety best, but talking with someone you trust can help you consider options and make a safety plan for both staying in the relationship or leaving the relationship. Leaving an abusive relationship can be dangerous, so it’s important to do so with support and a safety plan in place.

In addition to the resources listed below, please check with the Project HEAL resource page for local resources or contact the Project HEAL victim advocate at swadleyr@otc.edu or 417-447-7859 for support and assistance. Additionally, Title IX can assist you in pursuing an education while facing these additional obstacles. You should always call 911 if you are in immediate danger.

The Victim Center
Services: Victim Advocacy, Counseling (individual and group therapy), prevention education
Phone: 417-863-7273
Email: hope@thevictimcenter.org

Victim Center 24-hour Crisis Hotline
Services: Ability to talk over the phone and accompaniment to the hospital or police department
417-864-7233

10 Signs of a Healthy Relationship

10 Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship

Finding Safety

Technology Safety Tips

Stalking Safety Strategies

Stalking-Incident-Log

National Resources

Scholarship Opportunities

The Title IX Department in partnership with Project Heal recognize our students face financial needs on a daily basis. In an effort to alleviate these concerns while also promoting and educating on a safe campus, the Title IX and Project Heal Offices are offering student who complete the OTC Green Dot Bystander Intervention Training or the Safe Colleges Violence Prevention Program for Community Colleges to be enrolled into a raffle for a $500 scholarship. There will be a sperate scholarship raffle for both Green Dot and the Safe Colleges training, giving students double the opportunity. While all students are welcomed to complete both trainings, only those who are: (1) U.S. Citizens or permanent residents; (2) have completed a FAFSA; (3) are a degree seeking student; and (4) are completing Satisfactory Academic Progress will be eligible for the raffle. To register for a Green Dot training session, please email greendot@otc.edu for more information. To complete Safe Colleges Violence Prevention Training, please go to https://otcstudents-mo.safecolleges.com/, enter your student ID and password, then click on the Sexual Violence Prevention for Community Colleges course in the extra training tab. The drawing for the raffles will be held December 10, 2021 with the winners notified via their OTC email.

Green Dot Bystander Intervention

Take our Bystander Intervention Certification course with your friends. Our 6-hour training sessions will help you learn how to respond safely as a bystander to prevent imminent or potential acts of sexual or interpersonal violence on campus.

Bystander Intervention Certification training is an important part of Green Dot awareness efforts at OTC. Plus, involvement has its benefits. As more and more members of business and industry become aware of the importance of violence prevention, your certification in the nationally recognized Green Dot program will look great on your resume!

To sign up for the upcoming training on October 22, from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM on the Springfield campus, email GreenDot@otc.edu.

Safe Colleges

Sexual and interpersonal violence is an important topic that affects the campus community, your classmates, and possibly your loved ones. This is an opportunity to learn more about the topic of sexual and interpersonal violence, and how we can work together to create a safer environment.

Safe Colleges training is more than how to conduct oneself, but an opportunity to gather tools on how to help protect our friends, loved ones, and the community against becoming victims. This is a growing concern and this training is a step in arming our students to stand up for each other.

Safe Colleges is accessible through your MyOTC portal, and it is recommended that every student complete this training.

Engaging Men Subcommittee

At Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC) our Engaging Men members are very aware of two significant issues impacting the men on our campus, the first being the fact that men can also be victims of sexual and interpersonal violence, and second, that the effects of toxic masculinity can have a very negative impact on how we as men live our lives.

Stressing the importance of these two factors, the membership of Engaging Men at OTC support the following as our mission: (1) Improve the response protocol and provide support for male-identified survivors of sexual and interpersonal violence; (2) propose activities intended to help our campus male population develop empathy and emotional intelligence; (3) suggest processes that offer campus men a positive, strength-based approach to prevention of gender-based violence; (4) support gender equity; and (5) enhance awareness of the unhealthy aspects of masculinity that may be harmful to the self and others.

For more information or to join the Faculty & Staff Engaging Men Subcommittee or Engaging Men Student Group contact Daniel Ogenyumi at ogunyemd@otc.edu or Rachel Swadley at swadleyr@otc.edu.

Project HEAL Prevention Presentations

Prevention oriented presentations on topics related to interpersonal and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking are available to students, faculty, and staff through Project HEAL. Presentations from Harmony House and The Victim Center can also be requested through Project HEAL. For more information or to schedule a presentation, please contact Rachel Swadley through email at swadleyr@otc.edu or phone 417-447-7859.

Narrated Presentation – Behind Closed Doors? How Interpersonal Violence Can Impact Student Performance

Narrated Presentation – Behind Closed Doors?

Coordinated Community Response Team

Please contact Kunti Bentley by email at KuntiBentley@MissouriState.edu if you would like to join the Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT), one of our subcommittees, or for any additional information regarding the CCRT.

Prevention subcommittee

Marketing subcommittee

Law enforcement subcommittee

Underrepresented students subcommittee

Upcoming Events:

Upcoming Project HEAL events will be posted here as they are added to OTC’s Calendar of Events.