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) Serve the needs of those affected by sexual assault, relationship violence, and other forms of harassment (This includes emergency advocacy, assistance in obtaining medical care, assistance navigating Dartmouth College judicial and/or Hanover Police reporting procedures, and other support as needed)
2) Educate the Dartmouth College community about sexual violence and its 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 sexual assault, designed and implemented a variety of educational programs and events and worked in collaboration with other campus departments to improve the College's policies and procedures around issues of sexual violence. In 2011, under the direction of President Jim Yong Kim, the SAAP program grew significantly, with the addition of a second full-time SAAP Coordinator.
In addition, interns will assist with all aspects of outreach to the college community for the promotion of SAAP. Interns will work closely with the SAAP Coordinators to provide leadership in the design and coordination of programs that will be organized and presented by SAAP and/or SAPAs.
• Assist in the logistics of managing SAPA
• Develop and oversee marketing campaigns and promotional items around SAAP initiatives
• Actively collaborate with other Student Health Promotion & Wellness Interns, other campus leaders (CDs, UGAs, Greek Programming Chairs, other campus interns/organizations, etc.), faculty and staff to schedule educational programming events
• Assist supervisors in developing program publicity and public relations efforts for all SAAP programs
• Plan and execute SAAP campus programs/events, tabling, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, etc.
• Other duties as assigned
• Dartmouth undergraduate student
• Completed SAPA training
• Have prior experience and/or examples of active participation in programming
• Excellent organizational and leadership skills with a diverse student constituency
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Creativity, initiative and project management follow through
• Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive information
News from the SAAP Office!
The Department of Student Health Promotion & Wellness (this includes SAAP) have moved to the 4th floor of 37 Dewey Fld. (this is the white building located within the Dick's House parking lot). Our phone numbers are still the same 603-646-9414, please give us a call if you need help find our new location.
Last Updated: 6/12/12