Partnership for Prevention
The Sexual Assault Crisis Team works in partnership with Norwich University to provide advocacy services, and has done so for many years. Services we offer for victims of sexual violence attending Norwich and their families (both in-state and out-of-state):
- Emergency hotline (802) 479-5577
- Student on-campus hours (a Sexual Assault Crisis Team advocate travels to the Norwich University campus on a weekly basis, in order to provide services to students, faculty, and staff)
- Intervention services customized to meet the needs of the unique Norwich population (the 75%-male campus population combines both military and civilian students)
- Orientation around prevention and intervention
Anything told to the advocate is completely confidential, making the advocate a valuable resource for anything from asking questions to listening to a victim or survivor of sexual violence tell their story.
In the event of an emergency, a SACT advocate will accompany the victim to the hospital, in order to provide support during a rape exam and to inform the victim of all their options. The advocate will also accompany the victim to the police or Title IX office (at the victim’s request).
As part of the partnership, Norwich University supports the Sexual Assault Crisis Team program through collaboration. Students work at SACT as interns; volunteer in building, shelter, and grounds maintenance; mentor younger people in the shelter; and more.