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Sexual Assault Victim Advocates (SAVA)

Sexual Assault Victim Advocates (SAVA)

A Confidential Resource for Victims of Interpersonal Violence

The mission of the SAVA team is to ensure that victims of interpersonal violence (IPV) including sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking and sexual exploitation receive the support and resources they wish to utilize to begin their physical and emotional recovery process and to continue on their pathway to academic success.

The information you share with a SAVA, Shepherd University Counselors or Shepherd University Health Center Staff is confidential and is not considered official notification to the university that an incident of IPV has occurred and will therefore not trigger a university investigation.

How Can An Advocate Help Me?

Advocates are well trained faculty and staff members who volunteer their time to partner with victims to provide emotional support and to help them begin their recovery process by addressing the following issues.
• Medical Concerns
• Safety Issues
• Temporary Academic Accommodations
• Reporting Options
• Connecting victims with on and off campus     resources.
For a full description of how an advocate can help with these areas, click here: IPV Resource Center

IMG_1522 Rhonda Jackson
IPV Response and Prevention Coordinator
Counseling Services
Ground Floor Gardner Hall
304-876-5681
rjackson@shepherd.edu
Shannon Shannon Holliday
Center for Teaching & Learning
Scarborough Library Room 157
(304) 876-5461
SHOLLIDA@shepherd.edu
Richie Richie Stevens
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, College Student Development and Administration
Stutzman Slonaker 102A
Office direction: enter door facing student center. Take first left and office is first on the left.
(304)876-5068
RSTEVENS@shepherd.edu
Tess Tess Tomsic
Program Assistant Health Center
Ground Floor Gardner Hall
304-876-5161
ttomsic@shepherd.edu
Rachel Rachel Moreno
Community Service and Service Learning Coordinator
Student Center Suite 216
RCRUM@shepherd.edu
Anne Anne Murtagh
Associate Professor/Dept. Co-Chair Psychology
Stutzman Slonaker Rm 108
(304)876-5257
AMURTAGH@shepherd.edu
Michelle Michelle Lawson
Office of Student Engagement
Student Center Suite 216
304-876-5402
mlawson@shepherd.edu
Rachael Rachael Meads
Assistant Director of Student Center, Director of Student Activities and Leadership
Student Center Room 101 (Program Board Office located off of street level lobby entrance to Student Center)
304-876-5113
rmeaads@shepherd.edu
Radka Radka Ferancova
Career Advisor
Advising Assistance Center
Scarborough Library 104 C
304-876-5814
rferanco@shepherd.edu
ronnie-headshot Ronnie Taylor
Office of Disability Support Services
Gardiner Hall (Lower Level) G13
304-876-5116
rtaylor@shepherd.edu
image1 Carolyn Rushizky
Food Service Supervisor
Wellness Cafe
304-876-5040
crushizk@shepherd.edu
Lindsey Lindsey Levitan
Assistant Professor Psychology
Stutzman-Slonaker 104
304-876-5804
llevitan@shepherd.edu
Michelle2 Michelle Ricketts
Academic Retention Specialist
Scarborough Library 154
304-876-5776
mrickett@shepherd.edu
adam-paige Adam Paige
IT Services
Information Systems TechCommons/Ruth Scarborough Library
304-876-5457
apaige@shepherd.edu