Sexual Assault Response Team


The Sexual Assault Response Team is dedicated to raising awareness about sexual assault issues in the Georgia Southern Community. It is a multidisciplinary team with representatives from various on and off-campus departments and organizations, such as the Counseling Center, Health Services, Equal Opportunity & Title IX, Housing, Office of Student Activities, and the Teal House. It is our hope, that through education and consciousness raising, the incidence and ignorance of sexual assault can be drastically reduced. SART strives to continually update the services offered to sexual assault survivors. Our goal is to communicate to survivors that they are not alone through their recovery. SART sponsors the student organization, Sexual Assault Student Educators (SASE).

SART has been actively involved in Sexual Assault Awareness Programming on the national level. The team has been recognized for its outstanding breadth of activities at conferences and by well-known activists. In 2007, SART founded the Georgia College Sexual Assault Association Network to coordinate efforts throughout the state for legislative reform regarding sexually violent crimes. And in 2008, SART was awarded the Gold Excellence Award from NASPA for programming in the area of Health and Wellness.

SART is pleased to sponsor many sexual assault programming initiatives, including Sex Signals, It’s On Us week, Sexual Assault Awareness Week, The Clothesline Project, Take Back the Night, Walk A Mile in Her Shoes ©, and Rape Aggression Defense System (R.A.D.). For more information regarding R.A.D., click here or email  SART member Gemma Skuraton at or SART member Investigator Danny Garrigus at

On April 17, 2018 representatives from SART, SASE, and Health Promotions attended the 21st Annual Leadership Awards Banquet. SASE was nominated for Small Student Organization of the Year, It’s On Us Week, organized by SART member and Health Promotions Coordinator Gemma Skuraton, was nominated for Best Program of the Year, SART member and SASE advisor Dr. Lauren Patterson was nominated for Advisor of the Year, SASE President Kristen Baker received the Southern Talon Award, SASE Vice President Jess Bryant was nominated for the John F. Nolen, Jr. Hall of Leaders Award for excellence in Service & Leadership, and SASE member Raisa Gallegos was nominated for the Higgs-McCarter Active Citizenship Award. We are so proud!



If you are interested in joining SART or would like to request a presentation, please contact Dr. Jodi Caldwell at (912) 478-5541 or

To see how SART is raising awareness in the community, check our events page.


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Last updated: 5/14/2018