About SARP

The Sexual Assault Response & Prevention (SARP) Program was created in 2004 as a response to student, faculty, and staff perceptions and needs. The Sexual Assault Response Coordinator position moved into the Wellness Resource Center in the spring of 2019. 

We believe that sexual violence is a community problem that will only be solved through community effort. Our vision is to help create an environment where sexual and interpersonal violence is not tolerated. We strive to reduce the incidents and consequences of sexual misconduct on the Colorado College campus through education, outreach, dialogue, and supportive services. 

Support Services

The Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) provides confidential support to anyone affected by sexual misconduct*. They serve all members of the Colorado College Community, including students, faculty, and staff. The SARC works with survivors of all identities.

The SARC provides:
  • Free and confidential survivor-centered emotional support and safety planning
  • Information about options and resources
  • Help navigating medical, legal, or Title IX processes
  • Connection with campus, community, and state resrouces for counseling, advising, or reporting

*This includes, but is not limited to: sexual assault, stalking, intimate partner violence, and other forms of gender-based violence. 



Experiencing sexual violence can be a traumatic event. Trauma is a response to something that is emotionally painful and distressing, and overwhelms an individual's ability to cope. Trauma is subjective, and individuals may experience a wide range of emotions. There is no one way to respond to trauma. 

If you or a friend has experienced sexual violence, the college has a range of resources that can assist you in understanding options for next steps, including:

  • Obtaining medical attention
  • Survivor-centered emotional support
  • Safety planning options
  • Information regarding reporting options

The Sexual Assault Response Coordinator is a good first contact and can provide support as a confidential resource while also helping you navigate any medical, legal, or Title IX processes. A student does NOT have to report their experience to receive support services from the SARC.

View the Support and Reporting Options and Procedures and Medical and Legal Options pages for more information.

Remember that aside from designated confidential resources, all CC employees are mandatory reporters (including RAs). This means that if you mention identifying details to an employee who isn't a confidential resource, they are legally obligated to report to the Title IX coordinator. If you don't want to start a Title IX process or aren't sure yet, speak to confidential resources like the SARC, a Chaplain, or the Counseling Center

Confidential Resources

Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC): Confidential resource available for all students, faculty, and staff. The SARC is the campus advocate for anyone harmed or affected by sexual violence. The SARC can be reached at:

  • Location: Room 233 in the Yalich Student Services building
  • Email: sarc@coloradocollege.edu
  • Phone (office): 719-227-8101
  • For support after hours, the advocate on-call can be reached at 719-602-0960.

Chaplain Kate Holbrook: Confidential care for support and resources

The Counseling Center: The Counseling Center staff is available to support students. Students can schedule appointments by calling 719-389-6093 or emailing counselingcenter@coloradocollege.edu

Student-Led Survivor Only Space: The Student-Led Survivor Only Space facilitates art workshops, present journaling prompts, and leads conversations around certain aspects of survivorship and the healing processes. Email SOS@coloradocollege.edu if you have any questions about the space/ are unsure if it is for you, or if you want to be added to the survivor-only groupme! Please read the confidentiality agreement before emailing to ensure you are comfortable with the requirements of the space.

Non-Confidential Resources 

Wellness Resource Center: The WRC staff is active and working to support students on campus! Check out the website and social media for updates on virtual events and passive programming.

CC Office for Civil Rights and Title IX: The Office for Civil Rights and Title IX is a resource for all students, staff, and faculty for concerns involving discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct (including sexual harassment and sexual assault), dating/domestic violence, stalking, and related retaliation. The Title IX Coordinator, Tashana Taylor, can be reached at:

The Butler Center: The Butler Center is a private, but not confidential, resource that serves as the student center for antiracism, diversity, equity & inclusion. The Butler Center is committed to the cultivation of an antiracist campus through education, advocacy, and celebration. Key support and outreach happen through coalition building, identity development, advising, facilitated dialogues, educational workshops, and one on one mentoring. 

Campus Safety:

  • Emergency: 719-389-6911
  • Non-Emergency: 719-389-6707
Local Resources
  • Haseya Advocate Program: for Native survivors of sexual and domestic violence - 719-600-3939
  • TESSA: Confidential, 24/7 community-based advocacy for survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Safe Line: 719-633-3819
  • Colorado Springs Police Department: CSPD has a victim advocacy department for those involved in the criminal justice system. Always call 9-1-1 if in immediate danger.
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Support is Always Available

Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC)
Phone (M-F 9am-5pm): (719) 227-8101
Email: sarc@coloradocollege.edu

After Hours
SARC Advocate On-Call: (719) 602-0960
24/7 Mental Health Support for Students: Virtual Care Group

Off-Campus Confidential Resources
TESSA (local to Colorado Springs)  The National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN)