We recognize our responsibility to not only support the survivors in our community, but to change the culture and prevent violence altogether. Made possible by the Office of Violence Against Women 2022 Campus Grant to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking, the Sexual Violence Prevention, Awareness and Resources on Campus Program (SPARC) is dedicated to providing educational opportunities and resources for survivors, and ensuring a trauma-informed response to reports of sexual and/or interpersonal violence.
For medical emergencies, call 911 or the YWCA's 24/7 hotline at 410-222-6800 to receive help with social, emotional, residential and resource needs for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
To learn more about our resources and programs, visit the Virtual Health & Wellness Center for 24/7 access to on- and off-campus resources, educational materials and more.
In-class Presentations and Workshops:
On- and off-campus resources including confidential support:
Guides for survivors:
The Sexual and Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Response Course (SPARC) is a free, self-paced course located within Canvas. Designed to be an introductory course, SPARC Go+ builds the skills necessary to prevent sexual violence, intimate partner violence and stalking. All members of the campus community are encouraged to enroll in the course to promote a culture of prevention and survivor support.
The course includes three modules:
Includes information on consent, sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking
Includes on- and off-campus resources, national resources and campus policies
Includes information on bystander intervention and changing the culture
To access the course, you can:
For information reach out to the sexual violence prevention project director at firstname.lastname@example.org.