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SARPA

SARPA

At OSU, SARPA stands for Sexual Assault Response and Prevention.

The Purpose of SARPA is:

  • to function as a multidisciplinary network to provide caring and effective response to sexual assault survivors;
  • to develop and implement effective communication within and across agencies while protecting the confidentiality of involved students;
  • to develop written guidelines describing policies and procedures for sexual assault response within and between agencies; and
  • to utilize internal and external input and feedback to assess sexual assault response, identify needs, and work collaboratively to enhance our resources and services.
  • ensuring and supporting survivor's safety, confidentiality, and empowerment to make informed choices and to determine their process of recovery and healing;
  • ensuring due process for persons accused of sexual assault through the legal system and campus disciplinary system; and
  • offering support services to individuals and/or groups connected with survivors and the accused to facilitate healing within our community and the rebuilding of safety and trust.

SARPA is committed to:

  • ensuring and supporting survivor's safety, confidentiality, and empowerment to make informed choices and to determine their process of recovery and healing;
  • ensuring due process for persons accused of sexual assault through the legal system and campus disciplinary system; and
  • offering support services to individuals and/or groups connected with survivors and the accused to facilitate healing within our community and the rebuilding of safety and trust.