The Sexual Assault Response & Prevention (SARP) Program was created in 2004 as a response to student, faculty, and staff perceptions and needs, and the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator position moved into the Wellness Resource Center in the spring of 2019. The SARC provides confidential support, information, and referrals to survivors and others whose lives have been affected by sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and other forms of gender and sexuality bias-motivated acts.
We believe that gender-based 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 are not tolerated, and we strive to reduce the incidents and consequences of sexual misconduct on the Colorado College campus through education, outreach, dialogue, and supportive services.
Feelings of confusion, self-blame, or self-doubt are not uncommon in people who have experienced unwanted sexual contact, especially if the perpetrator was a friend, or if drugs and/or alcohol were involved. Trust your instincts and seek help.
What to do
If you or a friend has experienced sexual violence, the college has a range of resources that can assist you in understanding your reporting and support options, including obtaining medical attention, survivor-centered emotional support, safety planning options, and information regarding judicial 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.
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.