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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.

What We Offer

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.

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Prevention Education Programming

Bystander Intervention:

  • The 3 D’s, Bystander Intervention in The Age of COVID-19
  • How to be an Active Bystander Online

Consent Education:

  • How to Communicate Consent
  • Body Autonomy
  • What Does Consent Mean
  • Digital Consent

Healthy Relationships:

  • Love Languages
  • Intimate Partner Violence in LGBTQ Relationships
  • How to Recognize Red Flags in Relationships
  • Rebuilding After an Unhealthy Relationship
  • Healthy Communication

Awareness Events:

  • Stalking Awareness Month
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In-class Presentations and Workshops:

  • Wellness and Prevention
  • Bystander Intervention and Public Health
  • Types and Signs of Abuse


On- and off-campus resources including confidential support:

  • Local and national hotline numbers
  • Information on where to find counseling, legal/victim advocates and support groups
  • Information on where to receive medical care/sexual assault forensic exams

Guides for survivors:

  • Safety planning
  • Information on peace orders versus protective orders
  • Options for survivors after experiencing an assault


  • Trauma-informed training for the Department of Public Safety and Police
    • Trauma-informed investigations and questioning
    • The neurobiology of trauma


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:

How to Identify Violence

Includes information on consent, sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking

Where to Find Resources

Includes on- and off-campus resources, national resources and campus policies

How to Prevent Future Violence

Includes information on bystander intervention and changing the culture

To access the course, you can:

  1. Log in to MyAACC
  2. Select "Access my Courses"
  3. Navigate to the left menu and select "Account"
  4. Select "Enroll in Virtual Sexual Violence Prevention Center"
  5. SPARC Go+ will be added to your course list and dashboard upon enrollment

For information reach out to the sexual violence prevention project director at 


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Health & Wellness Center

Shawn Grim, RN


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Our Team

Katie Keys
Sexual Violence Prevention Project Director
SUN 122

Office Hours

In-person Hours

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Remote Hours

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.