The Sexual Assault and Violence Prevention (SAVP) Program at Vassar College aims to prevent and respond to sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment through prevention education, collaboration, outreach, and advocacy. SAVP is committed to taking a survivor-centered approach, which means that if a student is victimized, they are given the options and make the decisions about what services they would like to access and whether or not they would like to report the incident.

If you have been assaulted, or know someone who has, the Vassar Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) are trained faculty/staff/administrators that are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide you with information about the resources that may be able to support you. They can be reached at 845-437-7333.

Elizabeth Schrock, Coordinator of the SAVP Program, can be reached at 845-437-7863 or

SAVP Brochures:

Resources for Survivors of Sexual Assault

Resources for Survivors of Dating/Domestic Violence and Stalking

Training Opportunity: Bringing in the Bystander© Training

Bringing in the Bystander© is an evidence-informed violence prevention program that focuses on students as active bystanders and emphasizes intervention as part of their responsibility to the greater community. Recently discussed in the New York Times, it is the only prevention program with research showing positive changes in bystander behavior around preventing sexual violence up to one year after participating in the program.

This training is for students who wish to become peer educators or faculty/staff/administrators who want to provide advising for a program like Bringing in the Bystander© aiming to prevent sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking at Vassar College starting in Fall 2014. There are 20 spots for students available and 10 spots for faculty/staff/administrators. The training will take place on Sunday, May 4th from 9 AM – 5 PM. If you have any questions, please email Elizabeth Schrock at

Students: apply via google form here.

Faculty/staff/administrators: apply via google form here.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE ON FRIDAY, APRIL 25. I will be working with a group of administrators to select 20 students from those that applied, and we will notify you that you go in to the training the following week. Thanks so much for your interest!

Miscellany News Articles:

2/12/14 SART advocates provide student support by Juliet Simon
2/12/14 Film Screening of Eve Ensler’s ‘V-Day’ sparks debate by Elizabeth Dean
11/8/13 Schrock Explains Nuances of SAVP Reporting by Elizabeth Schrock
11/6/13 CARES resources for Vassar campus plentiful, available for students to utilize by CARES staff
10/30/13 SAVP Identifies Warning Signs of Unhealthy Relationships by Emily Hoffman and Anna Iovine
4/10/13 VSA Endorses Four Student Life and Conduct Proposals by Emily Hoffman