On-call number (24/7, 365): 484-343-6028, email@example.com
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 who have completed extensive training on how to support survivors of sexual violence at Villanova. 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.
The SARC team is here to LISTEN...not to work miracles.
We are here to HELP people DISOVER what you are FEELING...Not to make feelings go away.
We are here to HELP a person IDENTIFY their OPTIONS...not to decide for you what you should do.
We are here to DISCUSS STEPS with a person...not to take steps for you.
We are here to help a person DISCOVER their own STRENGTH...not to rescue you and leave you still vulnerable.
We are here to HELP a person DISCOVER THEY CAN HELP THEMSELVES...not to take responsibility for you.
We are here to HELP a person LEARN TO CHOOSE...not to keep you from making difficult choices.
WE ARE HERE TO PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR CHANGE.
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. For students with questions about someone who has been alleged to have committed an act of sexual violence, please click here.