Sexual Assault Response Team

The Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), or Title IX Compliance Team, is intended to coordinate campus and community resources to effectively respond to sexual assault incidents, collect evidence with sensitivity to the complainant and respondent, provide due process to the respondent, and provide the best possible care, when necessary, to involved parties.

The SART is not an investigate or adjudicative body, but maybe be used in consultation by the Title IX Coordinator during investigations to ensure policies and procedures are being adhered to.

The SART includes representatives from a broad range of campus and community organizations concerned with the needs of sexual assault victims, including participation from the health care, counseling, housing and law enforcement. The SART is coordinated by the Title IX Coordinator.

The SART is comprised of the following areas:

  • Title IX Coordinator
  • Southern University at New Orleans Police Department
  • Office of Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs
  • Office of Human Resources
  • Residence Life and Housing
  • Student Health Center
  • University Counseling Center
  • Office of Disability Services
  • Office of Academic Affairs
  • Department of Athletes
Representatives from the Sexual Trauma Awareness & Response (STAR) Center and the New Orleans Police Department also are available to provide opportunities for community support. These units will provide support to campus procedures but are not active members of the SART.

DID YOU KNOW?

The total enrollment at SUNO has grown every year since Hurricane Katrina. Despite projections that the University's enrollment would only reach between 1,200 and 1,500 students in the spring of 2006, more than 2,000 students returned to campus. SUNO's current enrollment is 2,704 students.