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The Sexual Assault and Violence Prevention (SAVP) Office 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, s/he/zi are given the options and make the decisions about what services s/he/zi would like to access and whether or not s/he/zi would like to report the incident.

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

During business hours, you may contact Charlotte Strauss Swanson, SAVP Director, at 845-437-7863 or by emailing chstraussswanson@vassar.edu for support, advocacy, and more information about your options.

Both SART and the SAVP Director are private resources. For more information see Resources.