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About the SAPC

The Sexual Assault Prevention Committee (SAPC) is a committee of stakeholders on campus who meet monthly to implement and coordinate the University of Maryland’s sexual assault prevention plan. This section includes an overview of the sexual assault prevention plan, summary of activities, list of committee members and their office websites, and the contact information of the committee point person.

The University of Maryland’s sexual assault prevention plan focuses on five major areas:

(I) Programming Structure: Undergraduate students should receive continuous exposure to prevention programs during their time at the University. Student leaders will receive additional programming through various avenues. Graduate student programming will address their possible dual roles as students and as graduate assistants who work directly with undergraduate students. Faculty and staff should have an understanding of University policy, resources and reporting obligations, and are expected to complete required online sexual misconduct compliance driven training.

(II) Communication Strategy: This University-wide website will provide one easy-to-navigate location with information about University resources, services, policies, and other necessary information regarding sexual assault prevention and sexual misconduct, and links to pertinent resources from other relevant University offices. Also, the University developed a broad sexual assault prevention public awareness campaign with an overarching affirmative, goal-oriented message that is intuitive, specific to the University of Maryland, and relatable to students, faculty and staff. The campaign messaging conveys a campus culture that values respect and healthy relationships in all aspects of life.


(III) Coordination of the Prevention Plan: The SAPC meets monthly to fulfill the following responsibilities:


  • Coordinate content/programming and communication
  • Coordination of ongoing prevention efforts
  • Evaluation and assessment
  • Reporting responsibilities


(IV) Resources & Implementation: Resources are required to develop programming activities, purchase and/or develop new online training, support expanded bystander intervention training, develop an overall communication plan and centralized website, provide appropriate administrative support, and develop/conduct assessments of programming activities.The SAPC has developed a detailed implementation strategy for the comprehensive prevention plan.

(V) Process Evaluation & Outcome Assessment Plan: The SAPC is working with the Office of Planning and Evaluation in the School of Public Health to develop the evaluation strategy, perform the evaluation tasks using existing online survey technology, and provide a quality improvement process which utilizes the data to influence implementation of best practices.



Academic Year 2018-19

  • Plan for assessment of current prevention training initiatives
  • Centralized website
  • Messaging campaign
  • Plan for monitoring of intervention fidelity (first-year in-person training)
  • Development of evaluation portal


Academic Year 2019-20

  • First-year undergraduate programming (in-person)
  • Graduate student orientation programming
  • Implementation of College Action Plans
  • New Faculty Orientation presentation
  • Implementation of plan for monitoring of intervention fidelity (first-year in-person training)
  • Implementation of plan for assessment of current prevention training initiatives


Academic Year 2020-21

  • Second-year undergraduate programming (online)
  • Student organization leadership programming (online)
  • Graduate assistant programming (online)


Academic Year 2021-22

  • Third-year undergraduate programming (online)
  • Student leader summit (in-person)                                       


Academic Year 2022-23

  • Fourth-year undergraduate programming (in-person)
  • Additional non-required programming for faculty, staff, students (in-person)

The SAPC meets monthly to ensure continuing implementation of the prevention plan.

The SAPC is currently focusing on sequential programming for undergraduate and graduate students, including both online and in-person programming. Additional programming is being provided for student organizations, Greek Life, University Athletics, international students, and other groups to reinforce key messaging.

The SAPC is also working with the Office of the Provost and the various colleges and schools at the University of Maryland to develop individual College Action Plans (CAPs), which will outline each individual college’s or school’s efforts to support sexual misconduct prevention. CAPs will promote campus-wide activities, consistent messaging, and campaign materials to ensure that all members of the campus community are informed of expectations and resources. In support of CAP implementation, SAPC members such as the CARE to Stop Violence Office and the Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct (OCRSM) will continue to provide required and voluntary programming to support students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

Raise Your Voice has been rolled out to support and reinforce all of the other work being done at the University to provide the campus community with tools and resources needed to foster a culture free of sexual violence.

Review of Current Programming:

  • A subcommittee of the SAPC is taking steps to develop a checklist by which we will review current prevention programming to ensure alignment with evidence-based best practices


Evaluation Portal Development:

  • School of Public Health will be taking lead on developing the evaluation portal
  • Will serve as a centralized data collection mechanism, and will have the following capabilities:
    • Track process outcomes (# trained)
    • Short-term changes in knowledge, attitudes and reported behaviors.


Upcoming Activities 

Will be preparing for the implementation of online EverFi training next Fall, including all incoming students (undergraduate and graduate students).

  • Integrating prevention and response information into faculty, staff, and student orientation. 
  • Continuing to ramp up in-person bystander intervention. 


Sydney Anderson
Big Ten Diversity Fellow
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Amelia Arria
School of Public Health (SPH)
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Grace Fansler Boudreau
Coordinator for Outreach & Assessment, CARE to Stop Violence
University Health Center
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Nate Burke, Co-Chair
Assistant Director, CARE to Stop Violence
University Health Center
Pronouns: He/Him/His

Alejandra K. Galarcé Diaz, Co-Chair
Training Manager for Policy & Prevention
Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct (OCRSM)
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Allison Dickinson
Communications Officer
Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Paul Gold, Ph.D, College Action Plan (CAP) Lead
Director, School Counseling Program
Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education
Pronouns: He/Him/His

Andrea Goltz
Associate Director, Faculty Leadership
Provost's Office
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Bri Hayes
Assistant Coordinator, CARE to Stop Violence
University Health Center
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Tyler Huddleston
Assistant Director
Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life (DFSL)
Pronouns: He/Him/His

William Hunter
Marketing Coordinator
Strategic Communications
Pronouns: He/Him/His

Tammatha O’Brien, Ph.D., College Action Plan (CAP) Lead
Director of Master of Professional Studies in Applied Entomology Graduate Program
College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, Department of Entomology
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Rajan Parikh, Subcommittee Chair
Coordinator for Prevention Education, CARE to Stop Violence
University Health Center
Pronouns: He/Him/His

Baili Park
Graduate Student Representative
Graduate Student Government (GSG)

Swati Sah
DFSL Graduate Representative
Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life (DFSL)
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Tori Shay
Assistant Director of Student Transition
Orientation, Undergraduate Studies
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Charlotte Sheffield
Assistant Coordinator, CARE to Stop Violence
University Health Center
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Aadhiti Vallatharasu
Director of Sexual Misconduct Prevention
Student Government Association (SGA)
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Emily Watkins
Advocate/ Therapist, CARE to Stop Violence
University Health Center
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Nate Burke, Co-Chair
Assistant Director, CARE to Stop Violence
Phone: 301-405-0951

Alejandra K. Galarcé Diaz, Co-Chair
Training Manager for Policy & Prevention, Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct (OCRSM)
Phone: 301-405-9615


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