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.
All currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff are welcome to utilize the response and prevention services of the SARP Office. We serve all racial, ethnic, religious, class backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender and social identities.
- 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.
Staff (Professional and Student)
Sexual Assault Response & Prevention Specialist
Jules Grable (she/her)
The Sexual Assault Response and Prevention (SARP) Specialist supports survivors of sexual misconduct through direct service and victim advocacy, as well as creating and implementing prevention education curriculum for the campus community through workshops, events, trainings, and virtual content creation.
Student Advocacy Fellow
Abby Retz (she/they)
Junior, History, Anthropology, and Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
The Advocacy Fellowship of Butler University strives to improve Butler’s cross-campus communication regarding power-based personal violence, healthy relationships, and healthy sexual behavior. The Advocacy Fellow serves as student support staff for the Sexual Assault Response and Prevention (SARP) Office and as a point person and resource for various groups around campus.
Your safety and well-being are the primary concerns of the SARP Office.
The SARP Specialist is designated as a Confidential Resource, meaning that they have no reporting obligations to Title IX or law enforcement. All information is kept confidential and does not initiate the sexual misconduct investigation process.
Limitations to Confidentiality
All information gathered by the SARP Specialist is held in strict confidence, with few notable and legal exceptions, including:
an immediate danger of serious harm to someone (self or others) that requires information be released to prevent the harm from happening
the SARP Specialist is court ordered to release information
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 Specialist, 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.