CURRY HEALTH CENTER —
STUDENT ASSAULT RESOURCE CENTER (SARC)
The Student Assault Resource Center provides free and confidential peer counseling and crisis intervention to survivors of sexual and relationship violence as well as support and information for their family and friends. SARC is dedicated to the elimination of sexual and relationship violence through healing, empowerment and increased public awareness. SARC advocates work to restore personal power and dignity to survivors by providing options and decision-making support during crisis and recovery. Our services are available to survivors at all stages of recovery — from initial crisis intervention to healing — through support groups and peer counseling.
Experiencing a traumatic incident is difficult in many different ways. SARC is dedicated to helping decrease the negative impact on a survivor’s school, work and personal lives. Through our direct services, trained advocates can assist survivors by providing emotional support and help navigating the legal, medical and academic systems.
Reporting options can include legal as well as university sanctions (if the offender is a student or employee of UM). All communications with SARC advocates are confidential and/or anonymous. Law enforcement, UM administration, faculty and/or friends and family will not be contacted by SARC unless you request us to do so.
When deciding how to proceed following an assault, it is important that survivors know all their options. SARC is dedicated to removing barriers that keep individuals from seeking services and to informing survivors of all their options while supporting them to make whatever decisions are right for them as an individual.
- Peer counseling.
- Crisis intervention.
- Information about all options available to a victim of assault.