Relationship Violence- Sexual Assault Response Team

RV-SART Statement of Purpose

University of North Carolina Wilmington, in consultation with Wilmington agencies and constituents, has developed a coordinated response to campus violence. The Relationship Violence & Sexual Assault Response Team (RV-SART) creates and reviews policy and procedures relating to sexual assault, abusive relationships, harassment and stalking. In this process, the UNCW Police is central to the University's commitment to information dissemination and data collection while maintaining their traditional role of ensuring community safety.

RV-SART Members

The RV-SART is co-chaired by the Associate Director and Victim Advocate from UNCW CARE.

RV-SART Members and Reporting Student Sexual Misconduct

All University employees who receive a report of alleged sexual misconduct by a student, on or off-campus, must notify the Dean of Students or the Title IX Coordinator. In addition, all University resources are required by North Carolina law to report abuse or neglect upon a child or any disabled person.

Three departments remain confidential resources to students: CARE: Interpersonal Violence Prevention & Response, theCounseling Center, and the Abrons Student Health Center and are exempted from reporting sexual misconduct unless the student is willing.

Although confidential resources, UNCW CARE and the Abrons Student Health Center do complete Confidential Notifications to UNCW Police when alerted of any alleged sexual assault that occurs on designated University property. This is only a notification that an incident has occurred. However, information shared with counselors in the Counseling Center will not be forwarded, unless the victim consents, because confidentiality laws protect information shared with these staff members. The university member to whom the report is made will aid the person reporting in obtaining care and assistance.

CARE and Abrons Student Health Center professional staff also submit statistical information via the on-line Sexual Misconduct Reporting Form (replaces the paper Confidential Notification form).

A Confidential Notification contains information required by state and federal law, and in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The Confidential Notification is then forwarded to University Police where it is filed and used for compiling the University Police Department Yearly Report.

Confidential information regarding sexual assaults is used for compiling the University Police Department Yearly Report in accordance with state and federal law and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

Additional Information:

UNCW Sexual Misconduct Policy

Resources for Faculty and Staff about Reporting Student Sexual Misconduct

 


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