In response to a 2008 Recommendation of the Task Force on the Status of Women at Middlebury and to the fall 2012 Sexual Assault Oversight Committee (SAOC) student survey, the SAOC is creating a confidential, on-campus informational and advocacy program for students with emergency and non-crisis needs around sexual assault, sexual violence and stalking. We are currently selecting students to serve as advocates. No previous experience is required.
Interested in learning more?
Attend either of two information sessions:
Tuesday, March 12, 4:30 p.m. in Axinn 109
Tuesday, March 12. 7:30 p.m., Axinn 109
- Commit to a rotational shift each semester, including some weekend nights.
- When on call, provide hotline support to students with emergency and non-crisis needs around sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking.
- Be reachable and responsive during committed shift.
- Serve as a resource for students who wish to contact advocates directly.
- Keep the student’s identity and information confidential.
- If requested, provide continued support with any follow-up procedures and referrals, including but not limited to counseling, medical and judicial procedures.
- Work collaboratively as a team and with other campus constituents.
- Meet on a regular basis with the Director of Health and Wellness and fellow advocates.
- Return to campus a week early in September 2013 to complete a 40-hour intensive training program.
- Complete on-going/in-service training.
- Uphold responsibility of providing non-judgmental, compassionate, effective support to individuals in crisis.
- Make a full academic year commitment.
- Be a registered Middlebury College student in good standing.
- Able to use personal phone for receiving calls.
- Play a key role in ensuring that students receive valuable information and support.
- Learn more about campus and community policies and resources.
- Work with a team of students, faculty and staff who are committed to caring for the community.
- The application process is currently open, and will conclude on Monday, March 18.
- We are seeking approximately 10 students to serve as advocates for the 2013-14 academic year.
- Candidates who submit strong applications will be invited to interview with the selection committee.
- Please click here to complete an application.
Faculty and Staff Advocates
In addition to the team of student advocates, a small team of faculty and staff will also be selected to serve as advocates. Faculty and staff members will not have hotline responsibilities; however, their names will be publicized as resources who have undergone the advocate training and can provide information and support to students who wish to reach out to them.