SMART welcomes new members and ideas!

If you are interested in getting more involved or learning more about SMART, please contact us! If you have programming or collaboration ideas, we welcome those too! Email us at smart@wheatoncollege.edu

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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
  • Gracie Callahan ’19, Student
  • Ben Chalot, Associate Director, Filene Center
  • Fatou Diallo ’19, Student
  • Perry Doherty, Area Coordinator
  • Tai Feaster, Program Coordinator, Marshall Center
  • Melanie Lucash, Community Engagement Specialist, New Hope, Inc.
  • Cynthia Maricle, Student Health Services Coordinator
  • Delilah Meegan ’20, Student
  • Jackie Michalowski, Asst. Director of Wheaton College Public Safety
  • Siara Padilla ’17, Student
  • Cassie Peltola, Assistant Director, SSSR
  • Melissa Rideout, Psychologist/Training Director, Counseling Center
  • Lucas Rosa ’18, Student
  • Chris Santiago, Chief and Director of Wheaton College Public Safety
  • Lauren Slingluff, Director of Library Resources, LIS Research & Instruction
  • Heather Sullivan, Outreach and Prevention Education Specialist, New Hope, Inc.
  • Hanna Thieme ’17, Student

Contact Information

SMART Office
Science Center 231
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm

(508) 286-3374


Information and Events

  • 2018 New Hope Advocacy Workshop – This annual workshop will be held Tuesday, January 16 to Friday, January 19, 2018 on-campus. The intensive 4-day workshop is FREE and open to all Wheaton students, faculty, and staff. To apply to the workshop, please download, fill, and return this application. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, Dec 20th. Email smart@wheatoncollege.edu with any questions.
  • Check out SMART’s Resource Poster series! Click here to see all 10 posters and look for them around campus!

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