SARIS

The Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence (SARIS) is a starting point for students affected by sexual assault, relationship violence, domestic violence, stalking, sexual harassment and other related experiences. The SARIS Specialist is an advocate for students and guides them through their rights, options, resources, and offers support. SARIS meets with students who have personally experienced violence or abuse, who are supporting a friend or family member, or students wanting to learn more about these topics for a class or research.

SARIS Is Here To Help – email saris@uw.edu

In a meeting with the SARIS Specialist, you can expect to:

  • Share as much or as little information as you would like to share.
  • Learn about common reactions to sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, sexual harassment, trauma and other experiences.
  • Learn about your rights and reporting options.
  • Discuss making a report to the University through Community Standards and Student Conduct. SARIS will work with you through this process.
  • Discuss making a report to the police. If you want to move forward, SARIS will help you make a report.
  • Discuss how you can take care of yourself & heal through counseling options, stress reduction techniques, support groups and/or other resources.
  • Make a safety plan.
  • Learn about protection orders.
  • Discuss how this may have affected school and how SARIS can help by working with your professors.
  • Learn about other resources in the community and at UW.
  • Make a holistic plan for managing and reducing the impact of this experience here at UW.

Education and Prevention

The SARIS Specialist provides presentations and training to prevent sexual and relationship violence and educate the campus community through research informed practices. Program topics for students, faculty or staff include:

  • Healthy Relationships and Relationship Skills
  • Green Dot Bystander Training
  • Sexual Assault, Relationship Violence and Stalking in College
  • First Responder Training for students, faculty or staff
  • Other topics that are tailored to each group

SARIS participates in campus-wide initiatives, committees and advocates for students and survivors of violence. SARIS Co-Chairs the Washington Sexual Violence Prevention College Coalition.

Consultation

The SARIS Specialist provides consultation to UW faculty and staff who are supporting a student affected by these issues. SARIS provides referrals to faculty and staff who are looking for support resources for themselves or colleagues.

Contact Us

You can make an appointment with the SARIS Specialist by emailing saris@uw.edu or calling 206.685.4357 during business hours.

SARIS is committed to promoting respect, the understanding and appreciation of differences and the constructive expression of ideas. SARIS provides services to all students with respect to their identity, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability or socioeconomic status.

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