Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
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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
  • Claire Buck, Professor of English
  • Ben Chalot, Associate Director, Filene Center
  • Emily Dimon, Health Educator
  • Tai Feaster, Residential Life
  • Cora Kohn, Student
  • Cynthia Maricle, Student Health Services Coordinator
  • Jackie Michalowski, Asst. Director of Public Safety
  • Cassie Peltola, VISTA Education Partnership Specialist
  • Melissa Rideout, Psychologist/Training Director, Counseling Center
  • Samantha Scott, Student
  • Lauren Slingluff, Social Science Liaison, LIS Research & Instruction
  • Brendon Soltis, Residential Life
  • Joe Verran, Student

Resource Contact Information

  • SMART – 508-286-3374 (available Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
  • 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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