The Sexual Assault Awareness Program (SAAP) is housed in the Dean of the College Division, under Health Services and within the Department of Student Health Promotion & Wellness. SAAP was established at Dartmouth College in 1989 with the mission to
1) Provide direct service to those affected by sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking and other forms of harassment (This includes emergency advocacy; assistance in obtaining medical care and/or counseling; addressing housing and/or academic concerns, assistance with reporting options, filing criminal charges, navigating Dartmouth College's Judicial process, etc.)
2) Educate the Dartmouth College community about sexual violence and prevention; and empower students to act towards the elimination of sexual violence.
3) Address issues of policy and procedure through advocacy for survivor concerns.
In 1991, the Sexual Assault Peer Advisor (SAPA) program was established to provide survivors of sexual violence with trained peers to turn to for support and resources. Over the years SAAP has been responsible for providing advocacy and confidential support for those affected by relationship & sexual violence, designed and implemented a variety of educational programs and events and worked in collaboration with other departments and organizations to improve the College's policies and procedures around issues of sexual violence.
Last Updated: 7/22/14