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
  • LGBTQ+ Services
  • Community Standards, Rights & Responsibilities
  • Athletics
  • Equal Opportunity
  • Counseling Center
  • Student Wellness Resource Center
  • University of Maine Police Department
  • Residence Life
  • Rec Center
  • US Army ROTC

Off-campus members from:

  • Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center
  • Partners for Peace
  • Pine Tree Legal
  • 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:

TJ England at

The meeting schedule is as follows: (all at 9am)(ALL ARE MEETINGS ARE CANCELLED)

  • February 26th, 2020  (Totman Rm 233 in Memorial Union)
  • March 25th, 2020       (Totman Rm 233 in Memorial Union)
  • April 22nd, 2020         (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.