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About the Campaign

Volunteers Speak UP! empowers you to help keep UT’s campus safe for all Volunteers.

The mission of Volunteers Speak UP! is to educate and engage the University of Tennessee community about prevention, bystander intervention, and campus resources.

The Volunteers Speak UP! RSVP (Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention) campaign serves to address and reduce risks related to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

The Volunteers Speak UP! Alcohol Edition serves to address and reduce risks related to concerning drinking behavior, over-consumption of alcohol, and other alcohol-related injuries, deaths, or other incidents.

The Alcohol Edition program includes information on how to recognize alcohol overdose/poisoning, care-taking skills when someone has alcohol poisoning or has overdosed, how to be an active bystander, and ways to Speak UP!

Volunteers Speak UP! FYS Edition is designed specifically for First-Year Studies students. It serves as an introductory overview to the full VSU programs.


Volunteers Speak UP! trains members of the UT Community to recognize potentially harmful situations and become active bystanders by safely intervening. The training covers consent, sexual assault scenarios, and the five steps to being an active bystander.

For questions or more information:
Call 865-974-5725 or e-mail Fletcher Haverkamp at

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