The Sexual Assault Resource Network (SARN)¬†is a¬†CONFIDENTIAL¬†source on campus. Our principal concern is making sure that survivors of sexual, relationship and emotional violence¬†find their needs and concerns met with compassion and competence at St. Olaf College. Our two pain pillars are education and advocacy. Advocates are in the SARN office (BC 113)¬†MondayFriday¬†during chapel and community time and on call everyday from¬†8pm-8am¬†(507-786-3777). Or if you rather put your thoughts into words beforehand or meet at another time feel free to shoot us an email at¬† This email ONLY goes to the two co-chairs and our advisor Steve O’Neil who is the director of Boe House.¬†
April is Sexual Awareness Month and we have multiple events planned! Tuesday April 19th is Yoga for Healing with Jen Grant in the Black Ballroom at 6:30p.m (Wellness Swiped). The healing process is unique for every individual and yoga is one of the many forms of healing. Join us and bring some friends for a relaxing evening. April 26th will be the Candlelight Victim Vigil at 8p.m. in Boe Chapel. This moving event honors the lives lost due to sexual violence. Our final event is the annual Survivor Panel on April 28th at 7:00pm in the Sun Ballroom (Wellness Swiped). Fellow Oles will share their stories of survival , putting into perspective how sexual assault affects our community and the importance of supporting survivors. We would love to see you at one or all of these events and are always open to hearing your concerns and thoughts!
In addition to a month packed of events SARN is sponsoring the Caf Fast this semester! Donate your breakfast meal on¬†Saturday April 23rd¬†100% of the proceeds go to HOPE Center in Faribault which aids survivors of sexual and domestic violence. HOPE Center provides the training for advocates twice a year for no cost and this is a great way a community to say thank you. Overall there are a lot of upcoming exciting things happening! The advocates are what truly make SARN so special.Two of our advocates even won Leaderships awards last week, shout out to Eleanor Worley ’16 and Connor Phelan ’16.¬†