Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)
Last updated: March 21, 2014
We listen. We understand. We help.
Western Connecticut State University's Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) is designed to provide a coordinated, caring and effective team response to survivors of sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, and dating or domestic violence. The purpose of the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) is to assist all Western Connecticut State University students in the coordination of support and response to incidents of interpersonal violence on-campus and off-campus. SART team members can provide a survivor with many supportive options and choices: including counseling, medical attention, judicial services, advocacy, referrals, and general information regarding interpersonal violence.
Should a survivor choose to file a police report, the University Police and Women's Center staff will assist her or him with the reporting process. We will strive to empower the survivor to make her or his own decisions by providing on- and off-campus resources, and then offer support as needed.
The Sexual Assault Response Team has been designated by the Division of Student Affairs to coordinate the efforts of various campus departments in order to provide a caring and effective response to members of the Western community who have been victimized. For information or to report a sexual assault case, students may contact any member of the team.
24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline: (203) 731-5206
Monica Sievel, Campus Advocate
Women's Center of Greater Danbury at Western
Higgins Annex 105C
Dr. Ree Gunter, Director
Student Center 222
Charles Alexander, Director
Campus Center 320
Dr. Walter Cramer, Dean of Students
Old Main 306
Clare Gelissen, Counselor
Substance Abuse and Prevention Program
Litchfield Hall 101
Carolyn Lanier, Chief Diversity Officer
Office of Multicultural Affairs
University Hall 211
Edward Martinoli, Sergeant
WCSU Police Department
Dr. James Roach Avenue