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Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)

The Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) 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’s policies, procedures, or programs concerning Prohibited Conduct.

 

A member of the SART 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 SART have received training to work with Complainants.

 

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

Ashley Blamey Chair, Deputy Title IX Coordinator Director, Center for Health Education & Wellness
Maxine Davis Member  Assistant Vice Chancellor
Melissa Shivers Member  Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students
Tashika Griffith  Member  Associate Dean of Students
Anna Wade  Member  Assistant Director, Center for Health Education & Wellness
Clay Culp  Member  Case Management Coordinator, Center for Health Education & Wellness
Patrick Ladd  Member  Associate Director, New Student & Family Programs
David Ndiaye  Member Assistant Director, Office of Disability Services

 

The SART is overseen by the Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence & Stalking Coordination Team (SRSC Team).

The Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence & Stalking Coordination (SRSC) Team includes:

Jenny Richter Chair, Title IX Compliance Officer  Associate Vice Chancellor and Director, Office of Equity & Diversity
Ashley Blamey Deputy Title IX Coordinator and S.A.R.T. Liaison  Director, Center for Health Education & Wellness
Maxine Davis Member Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life
James Jackson Member Interim Director, Office of Conduct & Community Standards
Betsy Smith Member Assistant Director, Office of Conduct & Community Standards
Kelly Mihalik Member University of Tennessee Police Department
Matthew Scoggins Ad Hoc Member General Counsel
Vince Carilli Ad Hoc Member Vice Chancellor for Student Life
Troy Lane Ad Hoc Member Chief, University of Tennessee Police Department

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