The Interpersonal Violence/Sexual Assault Response Team (IV-SART) consists of departments who serve as responsive resources for faculty and staff on campus, and as supportive liaisons and advocates for students as they seek campus and community services and/or legal intervention after an assault. The IV-SART provides assistance to victims of sexual assault, harassment, dating violence and stalking. Assistance includes counseling, advocacy, medical care, and resource referrals to both the Rape Crisis Center and Southeastern Family Violence Center. Upon contact with a victim, IV-SART members will:
The Interpersonal Violence/Sexual Assault Response Team evaluates the UNC Pembroke
campus climate regarding violence/sexual assault and makes recommendations regarding procedures for prevention, reporting, discipline and support; the committee will foster a climate
that minimizes sexual assault and interpersonal violence incidents, which impact the UNC
Pembroke community and promote a supportive environment where victims and subjects are treated accordingly to established campus policies. UNC Pembroke strives to create a climate that encourages victims to report incidents of violence without fear; establish sexual assault prevention training and awareness programs to educate students; offer sensitive and comprehensive treatment to restore victims’ health and well being; help leaders understand their roles and responsibilities regarding response to sexual assault victims, thoroughly investigate allegations of sexual assault and take appropriate administrative and disciplinary action; and, conduct sensitivity training for members of the interpersonal violence/sexual assault response team, so that re-victimization is minimized, to train advocates to assist victim/survivors with crisis intervention and to reduce victims’ stress resulting from assault. The IV-SART works closely with existing community resources to maximize utilization of service. IV-SART assists students in being referred to the Robeson County Rape Crisis Center as well as Southeastern Family violence when hospital transport and additional advocacy services are needed. IV-SART will rely on these existing resources to continue their current work of advocacy in the event of
an assault. IV-SART also utilizes existing therapeutic services at UNCP’s Counseling and Psychological Services to refer all victims for appropriate counseling.
Members of the IV-SART team will include: Director of Student Health Services; Director
of Counseling and Psychological Services; Representative(s) from Campus Police; Director, International
Students; Outreach Coordinator; Director of Student Conduct; Vice Chancellor of
Student Affairs or Designee; Assistant Vice Chancellor for Public Safety; and the Director of
Human Resources and various other faculty and staff members willing to be trained to provide victim response.
Updated: Wednesday, May 8, 2013
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