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Conversation Hearts

As we celebrate Valentine’s Day, let’s check in on our relationship health:

□ My partner  and I allow the relationship to happen at a pace that feel comfortable for both of us

□ I believe my partner won’t do anything to hurt me or ruin the relationship

□ I am truthful and open with my partner

□ I have freedom and space in my relationship to do me

□ My partner values my beliefs, opinions, and who I am as a person

□ My partner  and I have the same say and put equal effort into the relationship

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 stalking or any form of interpersonal violence, contact the Project HEAL victim advocate at, 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.

Image of multicolored conversation heart candies with "You Deserve It," "You're Just Like My Ex," "You Look Fat," and "It Was Your Fault" written in red text on the candies.

Healthy Relationships

Love in all forms is so important, yet we are taught so little about it. The examples we do see in television and media often glamorize unhealthy behaviors such as jealousy, pursuing someone who isn’t interested, and manipulating someone to stay in the relationship. Explore the links below to learn how to identify abusive and unhealthy behaviors and learn how to love better.

10 Signs of a Healthy Relationship Video:
Picture with Blow background that says "True Love Is" with the word "Unconditional" crossed out. Underneath it says "Contingent on Mutual Respect." Directs to YouTube video.

#Thatsnotlove Video:

Instagram post from the One Love Foundation. Leads to #thatsnotlove video


OTC has resources on campus for those experiencing stalking behaviors. Counseling Services and the Project HEAL victim advocate both offer free and confidential services. Additional resources are listed below.

The Victim Center
Services: Victim Advocacy, Counseling (individual and group therapy), prevention education
Phone: 417-863-7273

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

National Dating Violence Hotline

10 Signs of a Healthy Relationship

10 Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship

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 Thomas Bartolotta at or Rachel Swadley at

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!

Not Anymore

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.

Not Anymore 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.

Not Anymore is accessible through your MyOTC portal, and it is recommended that every student complete this training.

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 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 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.


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