Health Education & Wellness

Sexual Assault Response Team (S.A.R.T.)



The Sexual Assault Response Team (S.A.R.T.) is a multidisciplinary team of University employees who work collaboratively to address situations involving Prohibited Conduct in which a student is a Complainant and/or a Respondent by:

  • serving as a primary option for reporting Prohibited Conduct for which a student is a Complainant and/ or a Respondent;
  • utilizing a victim – centered approach to create a support network for Complainants and focusing on minimizing the trauma experienced by Complainants in a sensitive and proficient manner;
  • assisting the Complainant in accessing the support resources identified in Section V , including Interim Measures, and informing the Complainant of the right to report a crime to campus or local law enforcement and provide the Complainant with assistance in reporting if requested by the Complainant;
  • coordinating the provision of Interim Measures to students;
  • providing reports to UTPD for Clery Act reporting in a manner that does not personally identify Complainants;
  • promoting the consistent application of this policy to all students and enabling the University to respond promptly, thoroughly, and equitably to eliminate Prohibited Conduct , prevent its recurrence, and eliminate its effects; and
  • answering questions about the University‚Äôs policies, procedures, or programs concerning Prohibited Conduct.


A member of the S.A.R.T. may be contacted by calling (865) 974 – HELP (4357), Monday – Friday on University business days from 8:00 – 5:00 p.m. Members of the S.A.R.T. have received training to work with Complainants.


Sexual Assault Response Team (S.A.R.T.) Advisory Committee

Jenny Richter Title IX Coordinator; Associate Vice Chancellor & Director for the Office of Equity and Diversity
Vincent Carilli Vice Chancellor for Student Life
James Jackson Interim Director, Student Conduct and Community Standards
Spencer Gregg Medical Director, Student Health Center
Troy Lane Chief, UTPD
Paul McAnear Interim Director, Student Counseling Center
Ashley Blamey Director, Center for Health Education & Wellness; Liaison to S.A.R.T.

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