NYSCASA’s Student Activist Network Against Sexual Assault (SANASA) will develop a statewide network of strong student activists leading efforts to increase campus engagement in genuinely and meaningfully meeting victims’ needs. We aim to ensure campus sexual assault survivors, especially historically underserved groups (including BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, international students, immigrants, foster students, students with disabilities) receive responsive services and harm-doers are consistently held accountable. We will create collective spaces where information can live to support institutional memory and where student activists can connect with each other to reduce isolation.
We will select five student activist groups across New York State to receive training, peer support, and customized assistance during a two-year period. Our work together will include assessments that inform the development and implementation of plans based on your campus’ unique needs and resources. The goal is to establish sustainable, multi-level, community-specific approaches to address sexual violence on college campuses.