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 misconduct (sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual exploitation). 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 misconduct. 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 violence.
Assistance with on-campus living arrangements, classes, work schedule and other accommodations following an incident will be provided to whatever extent possible and reasonable.
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.
For a printable packet of information on SART, reporting options, and more, please click here.
For a printable SART brochure click here.
For more information on the members of the Sexual Assault Resource Team (including contact information) please click here.
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.
Confidential reporting, meaning you can disclose in complete confidence, can be made
to on and off campus support centers, including SCSU Counseling Services, SCSU Health Services, 24 hour hotline staff members, and clergy. Please see the list of contact information for SART members and those who are identified as "CONFIDENTIAL RESOURCE." Catherine Christy, University Victim Advocate, has limited confidentiality, meaning
she is confidential unless subpoenaed.
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 the Interim Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Jules Tetreault.
The Sexual Assault Resource Team has been designated by the Division of University and Student Affairs to handle sexual misconduct cases. The team includes a coordinator and designated individuals from throughout the university. For information or to report a sexual misconduct 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 misconduct policy.
In cases of immediate danger or an emergency, call the University Police at 911.