Overview

Confidential Support for Anyone Affected by Sexual Misconduct*

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

 

The Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) serves all members of the Colorado College Community including students, faculty, and staff. 

 

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

 

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.

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. 

SARC: Confidential resource available for all students, faculty, and staff. The Sexual Assault Response Coordinator is the campus advocate for anyone harmed or affected by sexual and other gender-based violence. The SARC can be reached at sarc@coloradocollege.edu, 719-227-8101 (office).
For support after hours, the advocate on-call can be reached at 719-602-0960.

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

Chaplain Kate Holbrook: Confidential care for support and resources - 719-389-7986 and kholbrook@coloradocollege.edu

The Counseling Center: The Counseling Center staff remains available to support students. Appointments already scheduled with counselors or the psychiatrist will be conducted via phone, and students can schedule appointments by calling 719-389-6093 or emailing counselingcenter@coloradocollege.edu

Student-Led Survivor Only Space:  We do art workshops, present journaling prompts, and lead conversations around certain aspects of survivorship and our 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 group me! Be sure to read the confidentiality agreement before emailing to make sure you are comfortable with the requirements of the space.

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.

RAINN (National Sexual Violence Hotline):24/7, confidential and free - 800.656.HOPE (4673) and through chat.

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 24/7, confidential and free - 1-800-799-7233 and through chat.

Trans LifelinePeer support for trans folks 8 am-2 am Mountain Time - 1-877-565-8860

The Trevor Project: 24/7suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ youth - 866-488-7386

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Report an issue - Last updated: 09/01/2022

Support is Always Available

Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC)
Phone (Monday-Friday 9-5): (719) 227-8101
sarc@coloradocollege.edu

After Hours
SARC Advocate On-Call: (719) 602-0960
Counselor On-Call: (719) 389-6093, press 2