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Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Response Team, UMBC’s Voices Against Violence, and Other Important Resources

The Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Response Team (SARVT) is comprised of representatives from University Counseling Services, University Health Services, Residential Life, The Women’s Center, The Office of Student Judicial Programs, Campus Police, The Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs, and others to ensure a coordinated effort is being made with regard to both prevention and victim service response. Confidentiality with regard to victim service response is highly respected at all stages in these meetings. This team of individuals works to make sure that UMBC community members are trained as first responders in a victim response situation, or can make a referral to University Counseling Services or the TurnAround, Inc. Helpline after hours.

The Voices Against Violence program seeks to create a safe and supportive community for women and men. The program provides two key services: to address several aspects of sexual and domestic violence from an educational and preventive approach, and to further a coordinated collaboration with all members of the university community to respond and educate about every aspect of sexual violence. The Voices Against Violence Program Coordinator is Ms. Rina Rhyne, MSW, LGSW. Her office is located within University Health Services, Ground Floor of Erickson Hall and she can be reached through the University Health Center’s front desk at 410-455-2542.

To be directly taken to the response protocol for faculty and staff, click here.

Relationship Violence Awareness & Prevention (RVAP)

UMBC Campus Police: Campus Police: 410-455-5555
Escort Service (via the UMBC police): 410-455-3133
University Health Services: 410-455-2542 (located in Erickson Hall)
University Counseling Center: 410-455-2472

UMBC’s Title IX Coordinator
UMBC’s Code of Student Conduct which includes definitions for stalking, effective consent, & sexual exploitation (sections AA, AB, & AC)
University System of Maryland’s Policy on Sexual Misconduct