what is sart?
Southern Connecticut State University's Sexual Assault Resource Team (SART) is designed to provide a collaborative victim-centered team response to sexual assault. The mission of SART is to provide services that ensure a transition from victim to survivor for every individual whose life is impacted by sexual violence. The SART members can provide a survivor with many supportive options including counseling, medical attention, judicial services, advocacy, law enforcement, referrals, and general information regarding sexual assault.
Should a survivor choose to file a police report, the University Police and Women's Center staff will assist her or him with the reporting process. We will strive to empower the survivor to make her or his own decisions by providing on- and off-campus resources, and then offer support as needed. The SART members will keep confidentiality to the best of their ability. Details of the crime that are shared with staff members of the university community, including SART members, who do not have confidentiality are mandated to report this information. However, providing the details of a crime is NOT necessary for SART members to assist survivors. SART has members from Counseling Services and Health Services who DO have confidentiality, and all other SART members can support/advocate for survivors, but a survivor should not provide unsolicited information such as names, dates, location, etc. to them unless they want this information to be reported to University Police. SART members are here to provide survivors with support and resources that will help empower them to make the best decisions impacting their safety and healing.
The Sexual Assault Resource Team has been designated by the Division of University and Student Affairs to handle sexual assault cases. The team includes a coordinator and designated individuals from throughout the university. For information or to report a sexual assault case, students may contact any member of the team. The Sexual Assault Resource Team is available to help anyone who reports a violation of the sexual assault policy.
In cases of immediate danger or an emergency, call the University Police at 911.
For more information on the members of the Sexual Assault Resource Team (including contact information) please click the image below.