The University of Montana’s new student advocacy director hopes to expand the office’s reach around campus and demonstrate the necessity of violence prevention work.
“I want to make sure that all students know we’re available,” said Aislinn Addington, UM’s new Student Advocacy Resource Center director. Addington took over the post in February. The SARC office serves as a hub for UM’s students to report violence and harassment in a confidential, free environment.
Dr. Aislinn Addington is the University of Montana’s new Student Advocacy Resource Center (SARC) Director.
ANTONIO IBARRA OLIVARES, Missoulian
“It’s complex enough to be a student,” Addington said. “But to be a student going through a difficult or traumatic experience, being a student going through a campus or criminal process, is potentially overwhelming. I want to be able to provide that support and participate in a culture change. My goal is for folks to be tired of us because we’re everywhere.”
Additionally, she wants to participate in a campus needs assessment to better understand what the barriers to accessing SARC are.
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