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SARC’s are available worldwide 24/7/365
719-333-SARC (7272)
We are located at Arnold Hall in the offices on the northwest corner,
nearest to the ballroom.
TO PRESERVE YOUR REPORTING OPTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE SARC FIRST! If an AOC/AMT, First Shirt, or Commander is told about the sexual assault first, the restricted reporting option is no longer available to the AD Member.

SARC’s manage the Air Force sexual assault prevention and response program at each installation and oversee victim advocates, who have actual contact with victims. SARC’s serve as a single point of contact for integrating and coordinating sexual assault victim care for all USAFA personnel from the initiation of the initial report through the disposition and resolution of issues related to the victim’s health and wellbeing. SARC’s are available to assist victims, handle community outreach, conduct training and work at various prevention initiatives. The SARC will ensure that you have a 24/7/365 support system.

The Academy Response Team (ART) is headed by the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), and together they seek to provide a victim centered and consistent caring response to sexual assault and relationship violence.

This program is open to all AD military assigned to USAFA, Cadets, Prep School Cadets, with limited services to Retirees and DoD Civilians. All Dependents under the age of 18 will be referred to the Family Advocacy Office. A range of services are available to victims on the basis of service priority. These services may include response, referral to the appropriate civilian or foreign agency, victim advocacy and/or support throughout the investigative and legal process.

  USAFA Sexual Assault Prevention News

July 18, 2013 - Academy reviewing results of sexual assault survey
August 17, 2013 - A culture that cares: Academy program strives to educate cadets on sexual assault, bring hope to victims
January 01, 2013 - USAFA reports show increased trust in system, better reporting

  AF Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Resources

Sexual assault awareness and prevention

  Sexual Assault/Consent Defined

Sexual Assault: For the purpose of this Directive and SAPR awareness training and education, the term "sexual assault" is defined as intentional sexual contact, characterized by use of force, threats, intimidation, abuse of authority, or when the victim does not or cannot consent. Sexual assault includes rape, forcible sodomy (oral or anal sex), and other unwanted sexual contact that is aggravated, abusive, or wrongful (to include unwanted and inappropriate sexual contact), or attempts to commit these acts. (AFI 36-6001)

Consent: "Consent" is defined as words or overt acts indicating a freely given agreement to the sexual conduct at issue by a competent person. An expression of lack of consent through words or conduct means there is no consent. Lack of verbal or physical resistance or submission resulting from the one accused use of force, threat of force, or placing another person in fear does not constitute consent. A current or previous dating relationship by itself or the manner of dress of the person involved with the accused in the sexual conduct at issue shall not constitute consent.

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If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, immediately call the SARC:

719-333-SARC (7272)

(available 24/7/365) and follow the below guidelines for preserving evidence.

  1. Do not bathe, shower or douche.
  2. Do not change your clothes.
  3. Do not brush your teeth or use mouthwash.
  4. Do not use the bathroom, but if you must, save your voided urine for testing at the hospital.
  5. Do not eat, drink or apply/take any type of medication.
  6. Do not disturb or clean up the crime scene.

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