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Sexual Assault Research and Education (SARE) Program

Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences’ Sexual Assault Research and Education (SARE) Program.


The mission of the SARE program is to promote research and education, which holistically addresses the contexts of, risk factors for, and reactions to sexual assaults on college campuses, in the military, and in the broader community.

Program goals

  1. Conduct and disseminate high quality research on the topic of sexual assault.
  2. Develop networks of interdisciplinary sexual assault research collaborations at UMSL, as well as nationally and internationally.
  3. Provide empirically-informed education about sexual assault to interested groups on UMSL’s campus through lectures, workshops, and trainings.
  4. Provide outreach in the form of empirically-informed sexual assault education to interested groups throughout the St. Louis area.
  5. Train undergraduate and graduate students in conducting sexual assault research and providing sexual assault education.
  6. Actively collaborate with prevention programmers, victim advocates and clinicians, and Title IX staff to ensure that the research conducted by the SARE program is helpful and relevant to applied practitioners and to ensure that applied practitioners have the most up-to-date empirical information to inform their practice.