SARVP Committee

The Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Prevention Committee advises the Vice President for Student Life, the Director of Equal Opportunity, and the Associate Vice President for Human Resources on matters related to sexual assault and relationship violence in the broad university community. This reporting most effectively related to trends, areas of concern, innovative approaches to managing these concerns on a college campus, and a general assessment of issues arising across campus. The Committee will assist in identifying campus needs for sexual assault prevention efforts; setting annual goals for the Coordinator of the Sexual Assault and Violence Prevention Program; and in the design of a campus plan to meet the goals; and reviewing progress, as requested by the Coordinator. The Committee is further charged with the responsibility of conducting an annual review of the campus sexual assault and relationship violence policy.

The SARVP Committee also:

  • Reviews and comments on the non-identifiable campus crime information being collected in compliance with the Clery Act
  • Reviews and comments on other general reports regarding sexual violence prepared by the Title IX Coordinator

The SARVP Committee Members include on and off campus constituencies:

Co-Chairs: Samantha Wheeler & Trevor England

Advisor: Elizabeth Lavoie

Members include UMaine faculty, staff, & students from:

Student Life
Cutler Health Center
LGBT Services
Community Standards, Rights & Responsibilities
Equal Opportunity
Counseling Center
Wellness Center
University of Maine Police Department
Residence Life
Rec Center
Student Wellness Resource Center

Off campus members from:

Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center
Partners For Peace
St. Joseph Hospital
Rape Response
Orono Police Department


The SARVP Committee meets on a monthly basis. If you are interested in joining the committee please contact:

Elizabeth Lavoie at

The meeting schedule is as follows: (all at 9am)

  • September 25th, 2019   (Bumps Rm 229 in Memorial Union)
  • October 30th, 2019        (Bumps Rm 229 in Memorial Union)
  • November 20th, 2019    (Totman Rm 233 in Memorial Union)

Please note that the meeting time and location may change – please call Student Life at 207.581.1406 to verify date, time, and location.