The Office of Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services
What is the SRVSS Office?
SRVSS Office (pronounced "serves"), The Office of Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services at Kent State University, offers resources and education for students on personal safety, sexual assault and rape, relationship violence and stalking.
Letter from Gregory I. Jarvie, Vice President, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
Dear Kent State University Faculty, Staff, and Students:
College campuses across the nation are facing a serious problem and unfortunately, the numbers do not lie. The issue to which I refer involves sexual assault and sexual misconduct. Nationally, women have a one-in-six statistical probability of being sexually assaulted and college women are four times as likely to be sexually assaulted as are other women. These statistics are simply unacceptable and I believe we can do better at Kent State University.
Kent State is proud to announce a new safety initiative – the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). The SART was created to educate students about personal safety and violence prevention, to empower them to build healthier relationships, and to be responsive to students in need. It is our hope that this website will be helpful to faculty, staff, and students who may be dealing with sexual assault or violence and are in need of services, education, or support.
Kent State University has been recognized by the FBI as having one of the safest campuses in the country. As an organization, we are committed to continually developing new and innovative ways to improve security on campus. We strive to build and maintain a safe and healthy community where all students can succeed. With your help, we can continue to provide a safe, healthy learning experience for all students at Kent State.
Gregory I. Jarvie
Vice President, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
Note from the SART: We thank the College of William and Mary, the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), and the Red Flag Campaign for permission to reproduce much of the content used on this site.