Sexual Assault Peer Alliance (SAPAs)

About SAPA

The Sexual Assault Peer Alliance (SAPAs) is a group of Dartmouth students invested in providing informed, empathic, and empowerment-based support to Dartmouth peers impacted by sexual and gender-based violence. They have completed a 34-hour comprehensive training program and are equipped with specialized knowledge in gender-based violence, the impact of such violence, campus resources, and providing positive, peer support to fellow students.

Contact a SAPA

If you or a friend has been affected by sexual assault or intimate partner violence, SAPA may be a good resource for you.

SAPA is not an emergency resource. If you have a life threatening emergency pleae call 911. For immediate support or crisis intervention please call either the WISE 24-hour confidential hotline at: (866) 348-9473, or the Counselor On-Call at: (603) 646-4000.

SAPAs take referrals through the general SAPA email. To reach a SAPA, please email [email protected] and the SAPA intern will get you connected with an active SAPA within 48 hours. In your email, please inclue your name, Dartmouth email, phone number (if you would like to be reached by phone or text), and any preferences for what SAPA you would like to work with (a specific identity or affiliation or specific person from the Active SAPA's list, etc.).  SAPAs are availabe when the term is in session. SAPA's do not take referrals during term breaks, and the SAPA email address is not regularly monitered during breaks.

Interested in becoming a SAPA?

SAPA trainings are held every spring term on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on the first Thursday of the spring term. For more information and to apply, go to the SAPA Application