SEXUAL ASSAULT RESOURCE COORDINATOR TEAM (SARC)
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.
An On-Campus Resource
A member of the SARC team is on available Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 including medical care, reporting and counseling.
Meet Our Team
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
E-Mail: Sage Milo
Sage serves as DEIB Program Manager at Widener University and is an adjunct faculty member at Villanova University. Prior to their move to Widener, they were an Assistant Director at Villanova’s Center for Research and Fellowships. At Widener, they work on DEIB issues with a focus on supporting LGBTQIA+ students, staff, and faculty. They also work with the Title IX office to create more support for survivors. Outside of their higher education work, Sage also works as an EMT. They live with their family (a total of 5 humans and 2 cats) in West Philadelphia.
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)
- 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
The Villanova SARC team serves as a resource for students of all identities. For more information on LGBTQIA+ resources on campus, please visit our website.