Campus Flu Shot Clinic
Wed, October 19th
DPC (details to follow)
Friday, August 26th
6:30pm & 8:00pm
Bruce Davis Theatre
Need to Know: For Faculty, Family & Friends
Office Associate II
Who We Are...
Sexual Assault Response and Prevention (SARP) Program
The St. Mary's College of Maryland SARP Program began at the start of the Spring 2007 semester in January. The main goals of the SARP Program are to maintain a safe and secure environment that advocates for students presenting sexual violence complaints and to collectively prevent violence against any student on campus. The SARP Program also aims to focus on victim services, prevention and awareness efforts, and coordination of training for campus personnel regarding response to sexual violence cases. Currently the SARP program is part of Counseling Services at the Counseling and Health Center.
The First Responder Network, a component of the SARP Program, provides on-call advocates to students who have experienced sexual violence (sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and sexual harassment), and will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the school year. The First Responder Network officially launched in the Spring of 2008, and continues to grow each school year.
First Responders receive training in crisis intervention, victim advocacy techniques, campus response procedures, and familiarize themselves with campus community referral resources. No prior experience or knowledge is necessary; the training also serves as an educational tool regarding issues surrounding sexual violence and its effects. Training will help students develop knowledge to become reliable resources for the campus community. Overall, students will acquire skills in responding to individuals in crisis, as well as offering on-going support that will aid them in regaining control in their lives.
The Counseling Service, Health Service and First Responder Network are confidential resources. Your information will not be released to anyone on or off campus without your written permission. Your comfort is a top concern, and the college will respond to your incident with respect to your privacy.