Relationship Violence- Sexual Assault Response Team
RV-SART Statement of Purpose
University of North Carolina Wilmington, in consultation with Wilmington agencies and constituents, has developed a coordinated response to campus violence. The Relationship Violence & Sexual Assault Response Team (RV-SART) creates and reviews policy and procedures relating to sexual assault, abusive relationships, harassment and stalking. In this process, the UNCW Police is central to the University's commitment to information dissemination and data collection while maintaining their traditional role of ensuring community safety.
- UNCW Police Department
- CARE: Violence Prevention & Relationship Education
- Office of the Dean of Students
- Counseling Center
- Student Health Center
- Housing & Residence Life
- CROSSROADS: Substance Abuse Prevention & Education
- UNCW LGBTQIA Center
- Rape Crisis Center
- Domestic Violence & Shelter Services, Inc.
- District Attorney's Office
The RV-SART is co-chaired by the Associate Director and Victim Advocate from UNCW CARE.
RV-SART Members and Reporting Student Sexual Misconduct
All University employees who receive a report of alleged sexual misconduct by a student, on or off-campus, must notify the Dean of Students or the Title IX Coordinator. In addition, all University resources are required by North Carolina law to report abuse or neglect upon a child or any disabled person.
- Faculty or staff receiving reports of sexual misconduct must complete the online Sexual Misconduct Reporting Form.
- This form is located within "My Seaport" under the Academics Tab. If you do not have access to My Seaport, you can use the paper form.
- The form must be completd on-line or delivered within 1 business day to Dr. Michael Walker, Dean of Students/Title IX Designee, via hand delivery (Alderman 101), email attachment (firstname.lastname@example.org), or fax (910-962-3905).
Inform the student that they will receive direct contact from the Dean of Students or his designee if an administrative investigation will be required.
Three departments remain confidential resources to students: CARE: Interpersonal Violence Prevention & Response, theCounseling Center, and the Abrons Student Health Center and are exempted from reporting sexual misconduct unless the student is willing.
Although confidential resources, UNCW CARE and the Abrons Student Health Center do complete Confidential Notifications to UNCW Police when alerted of any alleged sexual assault that occurs on designated University property. This is only a notification that an incident has occurred. However, information shared with counselors in the Counseling Center will not be forwarded, unless the victim consents, because confidentiality laws protect information shared with these staff members. The university member to whom the report is made will aid the person reporting in obtaining care and assistance.
CARE and Abrons Student Health Center professional staff also submit statistical information via the on-line Sexual Misconduct Reporting Form (replaces the paper Confidential Notification form).
A Confidential Notification contains information required by state and federal law, and in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The Confidential Notification is then forwarded to University Police where it is filed and used for compiling the University Police Department Yearly Report.
Confidential information regarding sexual assaults is used for compiling the University Police Department Yearly Report in accordance with state and federal law and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.