ST. OLAF COLLEGE

SEXUAL ASSAULT RESOURCE NETWORK

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SARN is a student-run confidential resource that takes a stand against physical, sexual, and emotional violence at St. Olaf College.

 

We are open to talk to students about personal experiences or the experiences of friends. Regardless of where you are in the healing or helping process, we are available to support you and your personal decisions. 

 
EMERGENCY

Are you safe? If not, call 911 and get to a safe place.

If you have been hurt by an acquaintance, partner, family member or stranger, know that it was not your fault. SARN provides free and confidential services to those in the St. Olaf community who have been hurt by sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking, including friends of survivors. Although recovery can be a long process, there are some things you can do right now that may help to keep open all of your options for recovery and action in the future.

Click the link below for information regarding things you can do if you have experienced sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, or harassment. 

 
 
CONTACT SARN​

Office: Advocates are available for confidential conversations, Monday-Friday, during chapel time and community time and Tuesdays and Sundays 7 p.m. -8 p.m. in our office in Buntrock Commons Room 113. Appointments outside of these times can be arranged as well.

 

Phone: Advocates are on call nightly from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. during the academic year at 507-786-3777 (#3777). If someone does not pick up, you may leave a message and a SARN advocate will call you back.

Email: Advocates can be reached through our email, sarn@stolaf.edu. This email will only go to the SARN co-chairs and advisor.

Click the link below to meet the current SARN co-chairs and advocates.

COLLEGE REPORTING OPTIONS​

Survivors have the choice of reporting or not reporting their experience to the college or local authorities. SARN advocates are available to talk through the available options and resources, without pressuring the student or implying judgment.

 

Available options to report to the college:

  • You can contact the St. Olaf Title IX Coordinator or any other member of the Title IX team, in person, by telephone, or by email.

  • You can submit the online reporting form, which will go directly to the Title IX Case Manager and is utilized for reporting purposes to state and federal authorities. You can choose to complete it anonymously or to provide your name and contact information.Making an anonymous report does not initiate the Complaint Process

  • You can report anonymously by telephone by calling the Campus Conduct Hotline, an independent organization available 24/7, at 866-943-2787.

Click the link below for more information regarding St. Olaf College's policies. 

 

SERVICES​

  • Confidential resource (we will not share your information with anyone without your permission, including the administration)

  • Support for all survivors, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, or religious beliefs

  • Provide emergency help as needed, such as accompanying you to the emergency room at any time of day

  • Discussion/review of options if you or a friend have been sexually assaulted

  • Discussion/review of options if you or a friend have or are currently experiencing relationship violence and/or stalking and harassment

  • Extensive knowledge of St. Olaf reporting process and policies. 

  • Advocacy for survivor rights through reporting process (should you choose to report)

  • Provide helpful resources and referrals

  • Education on sexual assault and relationship violence

  • A safe and judgement-free place to talk

Click the link below for additional information regarding confidential and non-confidential resources. 

 

VOLUNTEER

 

Looking for ways to get involved? SARN is always looking for caring and compassionate individuals to join our organization.

Click the link below to learn how you can become a SARN member or SARN advocate! 

 

EDUCATION

One of the best ways to prevent and stop sexual assault as well as support survivors is to get informed and be educated! 

Click the link below to learn more. 

 
 

HOW TO HELP A FRIEND

SARN advocates are available to talk to survivors as well as their friends. If you need to talk, please consider reaching out for help and support. We know that being a supportive friend or family member can be challenging and stressful and it is important to remember to practice self-care. 

 

Click the link below for more information about how to be a supportive friend. 

Contact us for any questions or concerns, and stay up-to-date about SARN through our weekly emails, Facebook, and Instagram!