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Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)

The SART team works collaboratively to enable the university to respond promptly, thoroughly, and equitably to reports of prohibited conduct in order to eliminate and address the conduct, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects. The SART team prioritizes creating a safe and supportive environment for students by ensuring appropriate response for reports of prohibited conduct through facilitation of outreach, support services, and interim measures.  Through such shared work, the SART team helps to ensure appropriate and consistent application of the Policy on Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, Stalking, and Retaliation to all students.

SART Members

Erin Stoner Chair Senior Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Office of Equity and Diversity
Jenny Richter Member Associate Vice Chancellor and Director, Office of Equity and Diversity
Michelle Buck Member Title IX/EEO Investigator, Office of Equity and Diversity
Na’Tasha Webb-Prather Member Title IX/EEO Investigator, Office of Equity and Diversity
Ashley Blamey Member Title IX Coordinator
Sarah Gardner Member Sexual Violence Prevention and Student Support Coordinator, Center for Health Education & Wellness
Anna Wade Member Assistant Director, Center for Health Education & Wellness
Betsy Smith Member Director, Student Conduct and Community Standards
Kelly Mihalik Member University of Tennessee Police Department
Donna Thomas Ad Hoc Member Senior Associate Athletics Director
Jillian Paciello Ad Hoc Member Clery Compliance Coordinator/Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Law Enforcement

 

Student Support Coordinators

Student Support Coordinators are a team of university employees who work to address situations involving prohibited conduct in which a student is a complainant and/or a respondent by:

  • serving as a primary option for reporting prohibited conduct for which a student is a complainant and/ or a respondent;
  • utilizing a trauma informed approach to create a support network for complainants and focusing on minimizing the trauma experienced by complainants;
  • assisting the complainant in accessing the support resources identified in Section V, including interim measures, and informing the complainant of the right to report a crime to campus or local law enforcement and provide the complainant with assistance in reporting if requested by the complainant;
  • coordinating the provision of interim measures to students;
  • providing reports to UTPD for Clery Act reporting in a manner that does not personally identify complainants;
  • promoting the consistent application of this policy to all students and enabling the university to respond promptly, thoroughly, and equitably to eliminate prohibited conduct, prevent its recurrence, and eliminate its effects; and
  • answering questions about the university’s policies, procedures, or programs concerning prohibited conduct.

Student Support Coordinators

  • Sarah Gardner, Sexual Violence Prevention and Student Support Coordinator, Center for Health Education & Wellness
  • Anna Wade, Assistant Director, Center for Health Education & Wellness
  • Clay Culp, Case Management Coordinator, Center for Health Education & Wellness

 

Student Support Coordinators may be contacted by calling 865-974-HELP (4357), Monday–Friday on university business days from 8:00–5:00 p.m.

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