SEXUAL ASSAULT RESOURCE COORDINATOR TEAM (SARC)

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The Sexual Assault Resource Coordinator (SARC) team is a group of Villanova staff and faculty members who care deeply about the issue of sexual violence and have completed extensive training on how to support survivors of sexual violence at Villanova.

Due to summer schedules, between June 28 and July 11, all calls to the SARC cell phone will be forwarded to the Delaware County Victim Assistance Center 24/7 crisis hotline. If you text the SARC cell phone or email the SARC email account, you will receive an automatic reply indicating that the SARC is temporarily unavailable and providing information on Delaware County Victim Assistance Center’s 24/7 services.

A 24/7 Resource

A member of the SARC team is on call 24/7, 365 days a year for Villanova students who need support following an incident of sexual violence. Whether the incident occurred recently or days, weeks, months, even years ago, Villanova students can always seek the support of a SARC at 484-343-6028 or sarc@villanova.edu.

What We Do

Even though "sexual assault" is in our name, a SARC can review the options available to a survivor of any form of sexual violence, including sexual assault, sexual exploitation, stalking, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, retaliation, incest, and statutory rape.

A SARC can connect a student to a variety of resources, (medical care, reporting, counseling), and can accompany a student to campus and/or community services to ensure that he/she receives appropriate care and follow-up information in the wake of sexual violence. 

If someone isn’t sure whom to talk to, calling the on-call SARC or reaching out to a familiar SARC team member is a good place to start.

Meet Our Team

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Stacy Andes
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Health Services Building, First Floor

E-Mail: Stacy Andes

Stacy is the Director of Health Promotion at Villanova University, and she currently heads up the SARC team at Villanova. As a backup team member and SARC team trainer, Stacy believes that the team approach to providing support to students who have experienced sexual violence is a direct expression of Villanova’s commitment to Caritas. She believes that all students should be treated with dignity, respect and compassion and hopes that the SARC team approach will let students know that we believe preventing and responding to sexual violence is a community responsibility, one that transcends our formal positions, roles and responsibilities at the University.


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Danielle Gadson
Pronouns: she/her/hers
SAC Room 472, Public Administration

E-Mail: Danielle Gadson

Danielle is an Assistant Professor in Villanova’s Public Administration department. She holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, a Masters of Public Administration from Villanova University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Temple University. Through her research as a medical sociologist and public administrator, she explores how social factors such as race, socioeconomic status, and neighborhood characteristics influence the efficacy of public policy initiatives. As a professor and active member of the Intergroup Dialogue and Diversity Awareness communities at Villanova, Danielle is excited to additionally serve the University as a member of the SARC team.


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Sarah Hernandez
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Dougherty Hall, Room 108

E-Mail: Sarah Hernandez

Sarah serves as the Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life. She graduated from West Virginia University with a bachelor's in Interior Design and went on to receive her master's of Education from Kutztown University in Higher Education Administration. Sarah is passionate about her work with young women at Villanova and loves that her job entails support, development, compassion, advising, and helping women grow into a better version of themselves during their time at Villanova.


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Kim Hidore
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Garey Hall, Room 105

E-Mail: Kim Hidore

Kim serves as the Assistant Director of the Villanova Honors Program and she was previously an Academic Advisor in the Villanova School of Business. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Texas A&M University and her master’s degree in Counseling from Villanova University. Kim’s goal is to encourage students in their academic, professional, and personal development and to help them define and find success.  


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Brooke Hunter
Pronouns: she/her/hers
SAC Room 408, English

E-Mail: Brooke Hunter

Brooke has been an Assistant Professor in the English department at Villanova for three years and is passionate about her research specialty, medieval literature. In addition to teaching courses on medieval romances, Chaucer, and Dante, she is also writing a book about medieval forgery and the philosopher Boethius. As a teacher, Brooke is committed to providing students with rigorous learning experiences and a chance to talk through difficult topics in a warm and open classroom setting.


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Brian McCabe
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St. Rita's Hall, Campus Ministry

E-Mail: Brian McCabe

Brian has served as the Campus Minister for Outreach and Student Formation since the summer of 2013, allowing him the opportunity to collaborate with students, faculty and staff in exploring questions of meaning and belief. Beyond Villanova, his work has included supporting and mentoring Alaskan teens and young adults, street outreach throughout Philadelphia, and mental health and housing case management to folks experiencing chronic homelessness. Brian has witnessed the deep wisdom of each person to realize their own goals and seek physical, spiritual, and mental wholeness, but also believes we have a responsibility to support one another to that end.


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Kristy McCarthy
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Health Services Building, First Floor

E-Mail: Kristy McCarthy

Kristy is the Assistant Director of Health Promotion at Villanova. She oversees the office’s campus-wide programming initiatives and serves as the trained tobacco cessation and BASICS specialist in the office. Originally from the south, Kristy graduated from the University of Alabama with a master’s degree in Health Science. For the past five years, she has served as a member of the SARC team and considers it an honor to be able to support and empower those who have been impacted by sexual misconduct.


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Kate Szumanski
Pronouns: she/her/hers
SAC 107

E-Mail: Kate Szumanski

Kate Szumanski, '95, '97, serves as the Director of Internships and Professional Development in the Office for Undergraduate Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She supports the BRIDGE Society, a professional networking and mentoring student organization that helps to connect Villanova students to alumni and other professionals who work in a variety of industries. Kate teaches Arts and Sciences Professional Development courses and thoroughly enjoys partnering with students to help them achieve their life and career goals.


 

 

Sexual Assault Resource Coordinator Team (SARC)


Contact us (24/7, 365)
Phone: 484-343-6028
Email: sarc@villanova.edu


  • The SARC team is here to listen
  • We are here to help discover what you are feeling
  • We are here to help you identify your options
  • We are here to discuss next steps
  • We are here to help you connect with your own strength

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The Villanova SARC team serves as a resource and Safe Zone for students of all identities. For more information on LGBTQIA+ resources on campus, please visit our website.

IMPORTANT CONTACTS

24/7 RESOURCES:

Sexual Assault Resource Coordinator: 484-343-6028

Student Health Center: 610-519-4070

Public Safety: 610-519-4444

Employee Health Advocate: 866-799-2728

CONFIDENTIAL RESOURCES:

University Counseling Center: 610-519-4050

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