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Advocacy and Prevention

The Sexual Assault Response and Prevention (SARP) Office is designed to support survivors of sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking, as well as help shape a campus culture free from interpersonal violence through prevention education, training, and direct service coordination. 

Any student who has been a victim of sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking may seek support from the Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Specialist by calling 317-910-5572 at any point when they are ready. 

The SARP Specialist will start by believing and will offer options to minimize and treat physical harm, assist with processing the unique and complex emotional aftermath, and help preserve evidence and explain the options for reporting. 

For more information about support and reporting, visit our site on addressing sexual misconduct.

Mission and Values

Mission

The Sexual Assault Response and Prevention (SARP) Office at Butler University aims to assist survivors of sexual and interpersonal violence in advocating for their path towards healing that best suits their individual needs in an educational and supported environment.

The SARP Office promotes healthy relationships, teaches non-violence and equality, and educates students with the tools needed to be an active bystander, to challenge damaging cultural norms, and to create a safer culture for the Butler community.

We serve all racial, ethnic, religious, class backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender and social identities.

Values

Respect

Respect is the key to ensuring healthy relationships and a healthy environment. We aim to promote respect and equality of all members of our community and encourage a culture in which respect is an expectation in all relationships.

Survivor-Empowerment

We recognize that survivors are the experts on their own lives and experiences. It is our aim to assist and empower survivors to pursue the path toward healing that best suits their individual needs in a safe and supportive environment.

Education and Hope

Sexual and interpersonal violence are horrifying epidemics in the United States that can feel overwhelming and intractable. We believe that through evidence-based educational programming and fostering a culture of hope amongst our students, we can begin the ripple effect of love that will ultimately shift the culture and eliminate this violence.

Student-Centeredness

The SARP Office aims to foster student growth and leadership through education, collaboration, and partnerships, educating students at their developmental level through our work.

Confidentiality

Your safety and well-being are the primary concerns of the SARP Office. 

Advocates with the SARP Office are not Title IX mandatory reporters. However, the Butler University SARP Specialist is designated as a Campus Security Authority and, therefore, must report non-identifying information about incidents, including the date, location and type of crime.  

All other information is kept confidential and does not initiate the sexual misconduct investigation process.

If you have questions or want to talk about something without initiating the Butler University sexual misconduct investigation process, please come by to speak with the SARP Specialist. 

If you are uncomfortable talking to the SARP Office, but would like help, please reach out to our community partners at the Julian Center on their 24-hour Confidential Crisis Line at (317) 920-9320.

Sexual Misconduct Policy

View the Sexual Misconduct Policy.