Organizations and Resources

  • SART - SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE TEAM:  SART members are available to all students who are victims or survivors of sexual assault, rape, dating or relationship violence, sexual harassment, and stalking. SART members are administrators, faculty and certified students who offer counseling, health services, assistance with reporting, referrals, and advocacy. Please see the SART Web site for more detailed information, a list of members and their photos, reporting options, prevention tips for women and men, and date rape drug information. You can access the Web page from a link on this web site.  Laura Lockwood  (860-297-2408)  is the SART Coordinator.

  • PHAB: Promoting Healthy Awareness of the Body: This student-led group educates the campus on the issues of eating disorders & body image.  See below for information on how to help a friend you think may have an eating disorder.*
    Contact: Mia.Schulman@trincoll.edu; Xonana.Scrubb@trincioll.edu

  • SECS: Students Encouraging Consensual Sex:  A student-led group which educates the campus on issues of violence against women and men. contact: Viridiana.Medina@trincoll.edu;Mia.Schulman@trincoll.edu

  • BIG SISTER/LITTLE SISTER PROGRAM: The "Big Sister/Little Sister" program was begun two years ago  in collaboration with the First Year Program.  The purpose is to match First Year women (Little Sisters) with upper class women (Big Sisters) to provide incoming first year women support, guidance and friendship during their transition to college. We hold the "Meet & Greet" get together on Labor Day at First Year Orientation. Last year we matched almost 60 First Years with their Big Sisters! There were a lot of smiling faces:)If you are interested in becoming a Big Sister, or if you are a First Year woman who'd like a Big Sister, please get in touch with Melissa.Richard@trincoll.edu.

  • SAFE ZONE PROGRAM:  Safe Zones are places on campus where members of Trinity’s GLBTQIA community can seek resources and referrals, and be greeted by someone without judgment.  Contact Crystal Nieves at the Queer Resource Center (QRC): Crystal.Nieves@trincoll.edu, for information. Check this web site's Calender of events page for the next training session, and check out the link on this website for the list of Safe Zone members, resources on and off-campus, and a program description.

  • "COMING-OUT" NETWORK: The Network is comprised of students who have gone through the "coming-out" process as a lesbian, bisexual trans, gay, or gender queer and have been trained to provide support and referrals to those on campus seeking them. The service is open to questioning students, as well as those who may want someone to talk to about a friend, roommate or relative who ahs "come-out" to them. For more information see the Safe Zone website, or contact Laura.Lockwood@trincoll.edu.

  • WGRAC READING GROUP:Want to start a reading group? Contact: Laura.Lockwood@trincoll.edu.
  • Do you want to start a new group,  program or volunteer? Get in contact with Laura.Lockwood@trincoll.edu or Melissa.Richard@trincoll.edu and we'll chat:-) 

HOW TO HELP A FRIEND WITH AN EATING DISORDER 

  • If you have observed behaviors in your friend, roommate, girlfriend or boyfriend that  are suggestive of an eating disorder, you are in a position to help. 

  • Make a plan to approach the person in a private place, at a time when there is no immediate stress. 

  • Present in a caring but straightforward way what you have observed and what your concerns are. Tell her/him that you are worked, and want to help. 

  • Give the person time to talk and encourage them to verbalize their feelings. Listen attentively; accept what is said with an open mind. 

  • Do not argue about whether there is a problem or not. Saying things like, “I hear what you are saying and I hope you’re right, but I’m still very worried about what I’ve seen/heard.” 

  • Provide information about resources for help. The Women& Gender Resource Action Center (WGRAC) has a flyers and booklets on eating disorders, and the Director provides short - term counseling and referrals.  S/he can also go to the Counseling Center, the Health Center or meet with a Nutritionist, also at the Health Center.

  • If the person denies the problem, or becomes defensive, understand that this is often part of the illness. You may feel helpless and frustrated. Let them know that you’re there for them should they need to talk, and will keep checking in with them. 

  • If you are concerned that the eating disorder is severe, please contact your Area Coordinator, the WGRAC Director or the Dean of Students. 

  • Remember…you can only do the best you can. If you yourself need support, please contact the Counseling or WGRAC. 

Important Numbers:

Women & Gender Resource Action Center: Laura R. Lockwood, Director: 860-297-2408

Health Center: Martha Burke, Director: 860-297-2018

Counseling Center: Randy Lee, Director: 860-207-2415

Dean of Students: Dean Fred Alford: 860-297-2156

Promoting Healthy Awareness of the Body (PHAB): Mia.Schulman@trincoll.edu; Xonana.Scrubb@trincoll.edu

Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-800-931-2237

Institute of Living: 545-7718 – Washington Street, across from Learning Corridor

Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention: www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders: www.anad.org

Overeaters Anonymous: www.oa.org