Sexual Assault Response Team

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The Sexual Assault Response Team is dedicated to raising awareness about sexual assault, increasing the safety of our students, and coordinating responses to sexual assault victims 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, the University Police Department, Office of Student Activities, the Teal House, and the Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire. 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 sponsors a SASE training twice per academic year for students who desire hands-on training in advocacy & activism to reduce the incidence of sexual violence.

SART is pleased to sponsor many sexual assault programming initiatives, including Sex Signals, Speak Up, Sing Out, It’s On Us week, Sexual Assault Awareness Week, The Clothesline Project, Take Back the Night, Walk A Mile in Her Shoes ©, G.S. C.A.R.E.S., One Love Healthy Relationships Workshops, Rape Aggression Defense System (R.A.D.), and screenings of The Hunting Ground and I Am Evidence documentaries on both the Statesboro and Armstrong campuses. Representatives from SART attend the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit and Eastern Judicial Circuit SART meetings to represent the efforts made by and the needs of Georgia Southern University students, in both the Statesboro and Savannah areas. SART members also provide educational programs about sexual assault, bystander intervention, Title IX, and healthy relationships to students, faculty, and staff upon request. SART is  proud to partner with Health Services to sponsor the Prevention of Men’s Violence Against Women Champion Committee, the comprehensive Sexual Violence curriculum for Athletes, and the Comprehensive sexual violence curriculum for Greek life.  Additionally, SART members provide consultation to members of the Georgia Southern and greater Statesboro and Savannah communities.

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.


R.A.D. Classes

For more information regarding R.A.D., click here or email  SART member Gemma Skuraton at healthpromotion@georgiasouthern.edu or SART member Investigator Danny Garrigus at drgarrigus@georgiasouthern.edu.

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Comprehensive Sexual Assault Awareness Curriculum for University Athletics

The purpose of this curriculum is to provide comprehensive sexual assault prevention education to the student athlete body at Georgia Southern University. The curriculum will serve as a means to open conversations that address topics such as; sexual assault and gender violence while promoting a campus culture of respect, safety and wellness.  For more information regarding Comprehensive Sexual Assault Awareness Curriculum for University Athletics, please click here.


Prevention of Men’s Violence Against Women Champion’s Committee

Prevention of Men’s Violence Against Women Champion’s Committee was designed to help create a cultural shift in the way we think about, talk about and act around sexual violence by doing two things:

  1. Establishing a sense of ownership of the problem among everyone.
  2. Providing tips, tools, and inspiration to empower everyone to make a difference, every day.

For more information about the Prevention of Men’s Violence Against Women Champion’s Committee and for a list of current members, please click here.


 

SART Graduate Assistant 2018-2019

 

Carolyn Miller, B.S.

Hello, my name is Carolyn Miller. I graduated from Georgia Southern University in Spring of 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a minor in Child and Family Development. In Fall 2018, I will begin Graduate School at Georgia Southern University to obtain a Masters of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am interested in Intimate Partner Violence and underserved populations. In the future I hope to work in a hospital setting or in private practice. For fun I enjoy listening to music and going to concerts, traveling, and cooking (and of course eating). I also love animals and have a kitten named Moon and a pug named Brutus.

 

 


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, 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 jodic@georgiasouthern.edu or Dr. Lauren Patterson at lpatterson@georgiasouthern.edu.

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

 

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Last updated: 4/11/2019