Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect is a student organization at Olin dedicated to providing safe and confidential support for survivors of sexual misconduct and partner abuse, students who have had unwanted or confusing sexual experiences, and anyone else in the community. Peer advocates receive extensive training to handle disclosures of experiences including, but not limited to, harassment, assault, rape, and abuse. We work closely with Student Affairs and Resources to train advocates to provide emotional support, educate survivors and allies about available resources, offer information about medical treatment and SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) kits, and support survivors through reporting and other disclosures.
Please use the links to the right to find more information about current advocates, other resources, and how to get involved. Contact Ellie Funkhouser or Jessica Diller, the co-leaders of the Peer Advocates program, or Rae-Anne Butera, our Title IX Coordinator, with any questions.
This program was founded by Kate Maschan (class of 2015) in the fall of 2014 as part of her AHS Capstone project.