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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 trauma informed approach to create a support network for complainants and focusing on minimizing the trauma experienced by complainants;
  • 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.

Sexual Assault Response Team (S.A.R.T.) 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
Cynthia Polk-Johnson 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
David Ndiaye Member Assistant Director, Office of Disability Services
Sarah Gardner Member Sexual Violence Prevention and Student Support Coordinator, Center for Health Education & Wellness

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

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

Erin Stoner Chair Senior Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Office of Equity & Diversity
Jenny Richter Title IX Coordinator 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
Betsy Smith Member Director, Office of Conduct & Community Standards
Kelly Mihalik Member University of Tennessee Police Department
Anna Wade Member Assistant Director, Center for Health Education & Wellness
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

Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, and Stalking
Office of Equity & Diversity / Title IX

Office of Equity & Diversity
1840 Melrose Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: 865-974-2498 Email: titleix@utk.edu

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