Getting Help & Support

SARVRT

The Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Response Team (SARVRT) is comprised of representatives from University Counseling Services, University Health Services, Residential Life, The Women’s Center, The Office of Student Judicial Programs, Campus Police, The Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs, and others to ensure a coordinated effort is being made with regard to both prevention and victim service response. Confidentiality with regard to victim service response is highly respected at all stages in these meetings. This team of individuals works to make sure that UMBC community members are trained as first responders in a victim response situation, or can make a referral to University Counseling Services or the TurnAround, Inc. Helpline after hours.

The Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Response Team members:

Frank Caldwell, Office of Residential Life, 410.455.2591
Frank serves in the Office of Residential Facilities and can assist those victims that live on campus in room relocations etc. if needed.

Dr. Lee Hawthorne, Student Life 410.455.3462
Lee serves on the Women’s Center Advisory Board and has a background in working with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Dr. Jeff Cullen, Office of Student Judicial Programs, 410.455.2453
Dr. Cullen will assist victims who need information about going forward, or wanting more information about a judicial hearing on campus.

Davonya Hall, Office of Student Judical Programs, 410.455.2453
Ms. Hall will assist vicitims who need information about the judicial process on campus, and other resources in the community.

Dr. Kim Leisey, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs, 410.455.2393
Dr. Leisey can assist any UMBC community member in receiving the resources he/she may need in the event of an assault.

Jennifer K. Lepus, Director, University Health Services 410.455.2542
University Health Services offers free medical care and emergency contraception to those victims who need assistance.

Jess Myers, Women’s Center 410.455.2714
Jess Myers is the Director for the Women’s Center and can assist victims in receiving the resources he/she may need in the event of an assault.

Alison Rohrbach, Assistant Director, Health Education 410.455.1599
Ms. Rohrbach can assist with all programming and outreach events to provide community awareness. She along with the Peer Health Advocates provide educational programming.

Amy Sine, Assistant Director, Residential Life 410.455.1992
Ms. Sine and her staff can assist those victims that live on campus in roommate conflicts, assaults, room relocations etc. if needed.

Dr. Patricia Wick, UMBC Counseling Center- 410.455.2472
Dr. Wick is a psychologist who has worked with women and men in domestic violence situations. Along with other UMBC Counseling Center counselors, serves to assist those in need of counseling services after an assault.