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SAVP Resource Update During Uncertain Times

The Support, Advocacy, & Violence Prevention (SAVP) Office at Vassar College continues to provide services to our community in any way we can. We know that harm and trauma don’t stop for our community members while they are away from campus, or for our community members who remain on campus. We also recognize that the impact of harm and trauma may be amplified because of these changes. We are dedicated to adapting our services to shift with the evolving demands of public health and well-being.

Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Advocates, our 24/7 resource, will remain on call by phone and accessible through the Campus Response Center at (845) 437-7333 for anyone who wishes to speak with a private advocate immediately.

Email is the best mode of scheduling individual appointments with Nicole (SAVP Director) or Erin (SAVP Program Coordinator). During business hours, we will also continue to be available at our office phone numbers.

Appointments for the duration of the distance-learning period will move online or utilize other electronic methods. After coordinating a time to meet, Nicole or Erin will send a Google Calendar invitation with a link to a Zoom meeting. We will also be able to set up appointments via Google Hangout, phone, or another preferred electronic method of meeting.

The Support, Advocacy, & Violence Prevention (SAVP) Office at Vassar College aims to prevent and respond to sexual assault, relationship abuse, 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 experienced sexual assault, rape, relationship abuse, and/or stalking, it is not your fault and you are not alone. We are here to help.

If you are concerned about your own or someone else's safety, call 911 or Vassar Safety & Security at (845) 437-7333. If you are safe and are looking for information about on/off campus resources or reporting options, you can reach a Vassar Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Advocate by calling (845) 437-7333 and asking for SART. SART Advocates are trained faculty/staff/administrators who are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can provide you with information about the resources available to support you.

You may also contact staff in the SAVP Office by emailing savp@vassar.edu for support, advocacy, and more information about your options. SART Advocates and SAVP staff are private resources on campus. For more information see Responsible, Private, or Confidential