Mission Statement

The mission of the Sexual Assault Response & Prevention Center (SARP) is to provide confidential care, support, and advocacy for victims of sexual assault, while simultaneously promoting awareness and prevention programs on campus. To accomplish this, SARP will:

  • Ensure that members of the BU community have direct, round-the-clock, and confidential access to professionals trained to help victims of sexual assault and trauma.
  • Provide responsive and immediate care to those individuals.
  • Advocate on their behalf to medical care providers as well as those individuals and offices inside and outside the University responsible for investigating assaults and ensuring safety.
  • Collaborate with the Dean of Students office and other resources, both on- and off-campus, to lead assault-prevention training programs for students, faculty, and staff, and to foster campus-wide efforts to reduce sexual and relationship abuse.
  • Serve as a resource and advisor to family and friends of victims of sexual assault.
  • Provide assistance to survivors of other violent crimes and traumatic incidents.

Annual Reports

At the end of each academic year, the staff of the Sexual Assault Response & Prevention (SARP) Center compiles a report reviewing the unit’s accomplishments and goals. Our primary objective is to provide superior clinical response, as well as awareness and prevention programming, to the Boston University community. SARP’s clinical focus continues to be on providing appropriate treatment to students who have experienced sexual or interpersonal violence, as well as, or in addition to, physical or emotional trauma. SARP’s prevention efforts include bystander intervention education and programming that raises awareness of all types of sexual misconduct, dating violence, stalking and harassment.

Read the reports here:

SARP Annual Report AY 14-15 

SARP Annual Report AY 13-14