Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Sexual Assault Information

Campus Life

Sexual Misconduct and Assault Resource Team

SMART Mission Statement

The Sexual Misconduct and Assault Resource Team (SMART) is an inclusive group comprised of staff, faculty and students. SMART serves as the “umbrella group” or steering committee for efforts focused on the prevention and education of sexual assault and interpersonal violence in the Wheaton College community. SMART is a resource team that:

  • serves as an advisor and consultant to the Wheaton community;
  • provides support and assistance identifying resources and reporting options on and off campus;
  • promotes educational programming and training aimed at creating an environment of non-violence and safety, the development of healthy relationships, social and gender awareness, and support skills

SMART Members

  • Courtney Ruggles, SMART Coordinator
  • Cynthia Maricle, Student Health Services Coordinator
  • Ben Chalot, Associate Director, Filene Center
  • Claire Buck, Professor of English
  • Jackie Michalowski, Asst. Director of Public Safety
  • Emily Dimon, Health Educator
  • Lauren Slingluff, Social Science Liason, LIS Research & Instruction
  • Tessa Lee, Professor of German
  • Melissa Rideout, Psychologist/Training Director, Counseling Center

Resource Contact Information

  • SMART – 508-286-3374 (available Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; calls generally returned during afternoon hours)
  • Dean of Students Office – 508-286-8218 (available Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
  • Counseling Center - 508-286-3905 (available Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.); Confidential
  • Public Safety – 508-286-3333 (emergency line); 508-286-8213 (business line); Available 24/7
  • Area Coordinator On-Call available 24/7 by contacting Public Safety

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